Community Mock Draft: Round 1, Pick 29: San Francisco 49ers

Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus does the shuttle run during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

According to Bucs Nation readers, the Green Bay Packers will add Whitney Mercilus out of Illinois in the 2012 NFL Draft. Mercilus would give them a pass-rush threat opposite Clay Matthews, who really couldn't do it all by himself last season. The Packers still have an elite team, and they really should be one of the Super Bowl favorites next season.

Moving on to the San Francisco 49ers, this team has one overriding need: quarterback. Unfortunately, they're not in position to really address the position. They do, of course, have Colin Kaepernick and Josh Johnson waiting in the wings behind Alex Smith, so perhaps one of those two can develop into a good starter. Outside of quarterback, the team lacks playmakers on offense. Frank Gore looked slowed down last season, while Vernon Davis was their only real threat in the passing game. They did add Randy Moss to address the issue a little bit, but they could do with more at receiver. But they have holes on defense as well, most notably at defensive back - and they need to start figuring out future starters along the defensive line. So, who do you think they'll pick?

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

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