2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 1, Pick 30

The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. Up now is the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 30 pick.

With the 30th pick in the 2012 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Georgia Tech wider receiver Stephen Hill.

David Fucillo runs our 49ers site Niners Nation. He recently started to do work for SB Nation's NFL wing in a well-earned promotion, so public kudos to him. He breaks down the pick after the jump and I attempt a response. Check out Fooch and the latest on the 49ers at NinersNation.com.

David Fucillo explains: The San Francisco 49ers have put themselves in a position where they can with the long-term future in mind, as opposed to getting immediate big production. The 49ers added Mario Manningham and Randy Moss this offseason, but even if they both play well this year, the only receiver signed beyond 2013 is Michael Crabtree. Stephen Hill is a very raw prospect, but the 49ers are in a position where they can develop him without rushing him. At the same time, his performance at the Combine and his YAC this past season show a guy who can make significant contributions at the next level. The 49ers are looking for Moss to stretch the field, but if the veteran receiver shows his age, Hill could be the guy who can stretch things out. Other possibilities at this spot include Coby Fleener, offensive line help, or trading down.

Dan Kadar responds: If this were the pick for the 49ers, it would be wide receiver overload and the big losers are Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams. But regardless, I still like the pick. I wouldn't if Manningham and Moss weren't added. Hill needs to go to a team where he can be eased into the offense while he learns a full route tree. With Manningham and Moss there, Hill could be used in a similar fashion to how the Ravens used Torrey Smith. Guard Kevin Zeitler would have been the ideal choice for San Francisco, but he went one pick before this one.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
19 Peter Konz
C Wisconsin scouting report
22 Zach Brown
OLB North Carolina
prospect notes
23 Brandon Thompson
DT Clemson
scouting report
24 Andre Branch
DE Clemson
scouting report
25 David Wilson
RB Virginia Tech
scouting report

Pick Team Player Pos. School Story
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford Story
2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Story
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC Story
4 Cleveland Browns Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Story
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU Story
6. St. Louis Rams Trent Richardson RB Alabama Story
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Story
8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M Story
9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State Story
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Adams OT Ohio State Story
11 Kansas City Chiefs Riley Reiff OT Iowa Story
12 Seattle Seahawks Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama Story
13 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Martin OT Stanford Story
14 Dallas Cowboys David DeCastro G Stanford Story
15 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Kuechly LB Boston College Story
16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina Story
17 Cincinnati Bengals Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Story
18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron S Alabama Story
19 Chicago Bears Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Story
20 Tennessee Titans Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama Story
21 Cincinnati Bengals Cordy Glenn OT Georgia Story
22 Cleveland Browns Kendall Wright WR Baylor Story
23 Detroit Lions
Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
Story
24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dont'a Hightower MLB Alabama
Story
25 Denver Broncos
Michael Brockers DT LSU
Story
26 Houston Texans
Dontari Poe DT Memphis
Story
27 New England Patriots
Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois
Story
28 Green Bay Packers
Devon Still DT Penn State
Story
29 Baltimore Ravens
Kevin Zeitler G Wisconsin
Story
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