Why the San Francisco 49ers Ought to Get Out of the No. 10 Pick

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Published: April 14, 2009


... drafting at their current first round position of 10th overall. Whether the 49ers move down in the first round in order to garner more picks in the second and third rounds, or move up into the top eight overall picks, a move needs to be made.

Currently, all NFL mock drafts from analysts of all different networks and websites have former Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo being drafted anywhere from pick No. 5 to pick No. 9. Not a single mock draft has him slipping to San Francisco at No. 10.

Meanwhile, the 49ers at No. 10 are slated to pick the second highest rated defensive end in the draft, Penn State's Aaron Maybin.

However, Orakpo is the impact player that the 49ers are looking for to bolster their pass rush and if they can't move up to draft him, San Francisco ought to look to trade down in this year's NFL draft.

First off, Orakpo is rated as the best defensive end coming out of the draft and for good reason.

The former Longhorn had 11.5 sacks his...

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