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2013 NFL mock draft: D.J. Swearinger to San Francisco 49ers

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The 49ers getting bigger and more physical? Shocker!

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In two years under head coach Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers have emerged not only as one of the best teams in the NFL, but also as one of its most physical. In the 2013 SB Nation NFL writers mock draft, the 49ers have adhered to that principle, and do so again late in the second round.

Team Player Position Height Weight Class
31. San Francisco 49ers D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina S 6'0" 212 SR

David Fucillo: "The San Francisco 49ers will draft a safety in this draft, but with the depth at the position, it is tough to tell when exactly that will happen. Matthew Fairburn mocked out Swearinger to the 49ers in the first round, but the scuttlebutt would seem to indicate he could slide down to the end of the second round. If that happens and the 49ers had not made a move for another safety, I see them pouncing on a guy they could develop into a long-term answer."

Here's our own Dan Kadar to break down the pick:

Here at Mocking the Draft, or SB Nation NFL Draft (whichever), we have quite strong feelings for Swearinger. He’s an instinctual safety with the athleticism to gamble and make up on the play. Swearinger’s ability to read the quarterback is matched in this year’s safety class only by Kenny Vaccaro. He doesn’t bite on play fakes and closes in a hurry. If the 49ers could get him in the first round, it’s a good choice. To get him in the second could be the considered the steal of this mock.

The Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Beatdown will make the final pick of our mock draft at 3PM ET.

Top 5 players remaining

# Player Pos. College Ht. Wt.
37 John Jenkins DT Georgia 6'4" 346
39 Jamie Collins LB Southern Miss 6'3" 250
40 Gavin Escobar * TE San Diego State 6'6" 254
43 Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers 6'1" 241
51 Justin Hunter * WR Tennessee 6'4" 196

2013 SB Nation NFL writers' mock draft results

49ers picks

Rd # Team Player Pos. College
1 31 San Francisco 49ers Jesse Williams DT Alabama
2 34 San Francisco 49ers Zach Ertz TE Stanford
2 61 San Francisco 49ers D.J. Swearinger S South Carolina