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March 27, 2009
Former GM has 49ers picking Sanchez

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Internet is full of two things - porn and mock drafts, and Barrows finds only one of them valuable. And yet when it's a former NFL general manager giving his mock draft, my ears tend to prick up.

Such was the case when former Redskins and Texans GM Charley Casserly was on NFL Network a few moments ago. Whom does Casserly have the 49ers taking at pick No. 10? USC quarterback Mark Sanchez. "How do you pass a quarterback when you're not settled at that position?" Casserly reasoned.

Casserly also noted that Mike Singletary has told him that offensive tackle was the 49ers' biggest need this offseason. But today's contract agreement with Marvel Smith changes the landscape a bit. It allows the 49ers more leeway with their first-round pick and makes it more likely that the 49ers, a team that has been unsettled at quarterback since Jeff Garcia was unceremoniously dumped, will take a passer. Do I think it'll be Sanchez? No, I think the 49ers already have one Top 10 quarterback on the roster and won't draft another. I still believe the 49ers want to solidify that offensive line even more and that an offensive tackle is still their top choice. Marvel Smith's signing, however, makes me a little less sure. ... One more thing to ponder: Casserly believes the Jets and Buccaneers will want to trade up to nab Sanchez ...

The rest of Casserly's picks:

  1. Detroit - QB Matthew Stafford

  2. St. Louis - OT Jason Smith

  3. Kansas City - LB Aaron Curry

  4. Seattle - RB Chris Wells

  5. Cleveland - WR Michael Crabtree

  6. Cincinnati - OT Eugene Monroe

  7. Oakland - OT Andre Smith

  8. Jacksonville - WR Jeremy Maclin

  9. Green Bay - LB Brian Orakpo

  10. 49ers - QB Mark Sanchez

- Matt Barrows

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Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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