Yep, it’s that time again. Time when we pry our eyes away from baseball and watch the little ticker constantly running beneath the lacquered dome of Mel Kiper as we await the 49ers selection in the NFL draft.
This year the Niners pick 31st, which means we’ll get to see their pick somewhere around midnight local time (actually it’ll be closer to 8 pacific, but it’ll feel like the wee hours of the morning if you sit through the whole thing.) I’ll definitely be switching back and forth with the Giants game to see who went where. Raiderfans will get to kick off their debate early, as they will fire up the Ouija board and seance in Al to pick the guy with the best 40 time at the combine. (Kidding! They’re looking for the defense end who did the most reps this year.)
Don’t wait too long to tune in, however. There’s word that the Niners might be looking to move up in the draft in order to be sure they get the guy they want, most likely either Sheldon Richardson from Mizzou or Kenny Vaccaro from Texas.