Back to the Niners again, since their early second round pick has now been leapfrogged twice.

Justin Smith has been a rock for them as a 3-4 DE since coming over from Cincinnati several years ago, but he is getting up there in age. They need a promising 3-4 DE prospect who can learn from Justin now and eventually take over when he retires. Luckily, there is a tremendously talented 3-4 DE prospect who is quite raw but should be able to learn a lot from Smith.

The San Francisco 49ers are proud to select:

Southern Methodist DE Margus Hunt