Mike Iupati, G - Idaho
Pick made by BlueVol03:
Iupati could slide right in as the Left Guard for the oft injured David Baas. He plays with tenacity and a mean streak that helps him get to the second level quickly. He's very athletic for a big guy and can help neutralize Defensive Tackles with his quickness and strength. He is a bit raw in pass protection but is a very solid run blocker that should help open holes for Gore and Co.
This might be a bit of a reach but with Haden sliding out of the top 10 to the Niners and their first pick, they can afford to take a player with massive upside that fits a need and adds to depth. Iupati could team with [T Joe] Staley to solidify the left side of the 49er offensive line for years to come.
Iupati's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft
The, and LV Steelers Fan, are on the clock...
|1||St. Louis||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame||TouchdownColts|
|2||Detroit||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma St.||coltsfan723|
|3||Tampa Bay||Ndamukong Suh||DT||Nebraska||TheAngelsColts|
|4||Washington||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Colts Homer|
|5||Kansas City||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee||sanders_fan89|
|6||Seattle||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||shake n bake|
|11||Denver||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia Tech||JPBarnett|
|12||Miami||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma St.||fpacheco|
|13||San Francisco||Joe Haden||CB||Florida||BlueVol03|
|14||Seattle||Charles Brown||OT||USC||shake n bake|
|15||N.Y. Giants||C.J. Spiller||RB||Clemson||gizzardfanny|
|16||Tennessee||Jason Pierre-Paul||DE||South Florida||Addai Another Day|
|17||San Francisco||Mike Iupati||G||Idaho||BlueVol03|
|18||Pittsburgh||LV Steelers Fan|
How do you feel about pick #17?
Correct pick. Fills a position much needed by 49ers (44 votes)
OK pick, but should have tried to fill other holes first (27 votes)
Too much of a reach for Iupati at #17 (34 votes)
Wrong pick. 49ers should go in a different direction (25 votes)
Pick is fine, but I miss Jake Scott. (31 votes)
161 total votes