Mock-mock! Who's there? Seven rounds of time-wasting, headache-inducing, nearly laughable speculation. That's who!
It's mock-draft season, and since there's only still another whole month until the draft, I guess it's time to get on it!
The 49ers needs are glaring, but Jim Harbaugh's poker face leaves most of us Stonewalled as to who he's targeting, and the fact remains that Trent Baalke is the general manager.
Truth be told, the 49ers decision makers probably don't even know exactly who they're targeting yet. Come draft day however, Baalke, Harbaugh, Fangio, and a small army of scouts will have worked closely together to determine their strategy for acquiring their favorite rookies entering the NFL this year.
The 49ers' needs seem quite transparent, but with an eventual free agency period and a currently enforced restraining order to keep coaches away from players throughout the lockout and CBA, this off-season figures to be especially hecticwell beyond the draft.
And because going out on a thorny limb is just so much fun, readers will even be subjected to pick-trade-strategy speculation, and possible contingency-plan players.