49ers to Host Four First-round Draft Picks at Levi’s® Stadium
Jimmie Ward has the fortune of being the first San Francisco 49ers top NFL Draft pick to play at Levi’s® Stadium.
But Ward is just one of five first-rounders to play at the 49ers new home (ticket information) this coming season. Let’s take a closer look.
Week 2 | vs. Chicago Bears | CB Kyle Fuller (14th)
“Talk bout DNA. His older brother Vincent played in the NFL. He other older brother Corey plays for the Lions. He played with his younger brother Kendall, who was a freshman at Virginia Tech (in 2013). I thought he was most NFL-ready cornerback I saw on tape. He doesn’t move as fast as Justin Gilbert. In run support, he reminds me of (Kansas City Chiefs cornerback) Brandon Flowers when he came out of Virginia Tech. Fuller can play nickel corner on Day 1.” – NFL Media’s Mike Mayock
Week 4 | vs. Philadelphia Eagles | OLB Marcus Smith (26th)
“Marcus Smith is a pretty exciting edge player. The important thing ultimately is ‘can this kid play?’ They have Connor Barwin on one side and Trent Cole, who will turn 32 years old, on the other. In that scheme he’s a perfect fit. The pick attacks an area of need for the Eagles, and they got some extra picks in the process.” — Mayock
Week 5 | vs. Kansas City Chiefs | DE Dee Ford (23rd)
“Ford played well toward the end of the season and then ripped up the Senior Bowl. What is his scheme fit? That’s the question. In Kansas City, they have to pay two defensive ends, Tamba Hali (set to become a free agent in 2016) and Justin Houston (set to become a free agent in 2015).” — Mayock
Week 16 | vs. San Diego Chargers | CB Jason Verrett (25th)
“This is one of my favorite players in the entire draft. The knock is his size (5-foot-9, 189 pounds), but he’s feisty and so competitive. Sometimes a bigger wideout can take advantage of a matchup against him.” — Mayock