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Another sign that the 49ers covet Patrick Peterson

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As the NFL draft approaches, we’ve seen several pieces of evidence to indicate that the San Francisco 49ers want to select LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson with their first-round pick, No. 7 overall. Now there’s one more.

Adam Caplan and Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com report that the 49ers conducted a private workout with Peterson.

Evan Silva has the 49ers taking Peterson at No. 7 in the PFT mock draft, and we noted this week that Peterson appears to be the top player on the 49ers’ draft board.

The only question is whether Peterson will still be available when the seventh pick comes up. Some observers consider Peterson the best player in the entire draft at any position, and Peterson had pre-draft visits with most of the teams picking ahead of the 49ers. So it’s entirely possible that the 49ers won’t get a chance to take Peterson.

But if they do get that chance, all indications are that they won’t pass him up.

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18 Responses to “Another sign that the 49ers covet Patrick Peterson”
  1. jaggedmark says: Apr 23, 2011 7:17 PM

    We need to know who is the 49ers 2nd favorite player in the draft. Because they won’t get a chance to draft Peterson.

  2. dmackdaddy says: Apr 23, 2011 7:27 PM

    Smoke and mirrors, we really want Blain G or Prince but we will take PP is hes there and the others are not.

  3. ninerdynasty says: Apr 23, 2011 7:41 PM

    or they could be sending smoke screens.

  4. jw731 says: Apr 23, 2011 7:45 PM

    No way on earth this guy is there by the 7th pick………he goes in the top 3..this draft is full of question marks…He isn’t one of them…..

  5. cletusvandam says: Apr 23, 2011 8:22 PM

    As a Niner fan I’d personally love to get Von Miller but I know that won’t happen without moving up, so Peterson would good fit.

  6. canadian52niner says: Apr 23, 2011 8:22 PM

    He will be there or a team will trade with browns to get him. No way is he gone in top three!

  7. dirtyjersey9er says: Apr 23, 2011 9:01 PM

    If Carolina takes Newton I could easily see PP falling out of the top 3. Denver would take Dareus, Buffalo would probably take Miller.

    If this happens Cincy could then end up taking PP, Green, or Gabbert. If they take Gabbert then Arizona would be the next one. They would likely pick between PP and Quinn in that scenario. I would venture to guess that as long as AJ Green is still on the board then whoever the Cards don’t pick between Peterson and Quinn will go to the 49ers.

    Either way I think of the best 3 options for the 49ers(Peterson, Quinn, Prince) at least one of them will be there.

  8. dirtyjersey9er says: Apr 23, 2011 9:02 PM

    I meant to say if AJ Green is still on the board at 6 Cleveland would take him.

  9. brownsfn says: Apr 23, 2011 9:10 PM

    He’s not getting past Cleveland at #6 so dont worry about it SF…

  10. denverdave3 says: Apr 23, 2011 9:14 PM

    It all depends on Carolina. if they take Darius, Peterson could easily go to Denver at two because he fits better than the other top-notch D players like Miller and Fairly.

  11. cylondetector says: Apr 23, 2011 9:31 PM

    Absolute fluff piece.

    Visits to teams have no correlation AT ALL to the team that drafts them – in fact most players end up playing for a team they DIDN’T visit.

    Also I don’t think your self-proclaimed ‘educated guess’ (I would delete the educated from that) qualifies as any indication where Peterson might reside on the 49ers draft board.

    Inane post, and you need to be called on it.

  12. whatswiththehate says: Apr 24, 2011 2:26 AM

    Something tells me what in going on in the NFL team camps have no real connection to what is constantly being printed by these folks.

    This draft season is starting to feel like a bad game of musical chairs with these athletes and the media.

  13. MikeHolmgren'sChins says: Apr 24, 2011 2:43 AM

    I wonder if he is as stupid as Joe Haden and whether he thinks the fans are on the players’ side too?

  14. oldbyrd says: Apr 24, 2011 8:03 AM

    Is he really better than Prince?

  15. marklar1025 says: Apr 24, 2011 10:41 AM

    Peterson is too big for a CB in the NFL. Cant touch the receivers anymore makes his size a liability. I think Prince makes more sense for CB pick.

  16. skoobyfl says: Apr 24, 2011 11:05 AM

    Give the Bills your 1st / 2nd / 4th & you can move up to 3rd to grab him.

  17. arm57romg says: Apr 24, 2011 11:59 AM

    Peterson won’t go in the top 5. Teams have to draft for need this year with the uncertainty of FA.

    Top 5 will be:
    1. Newton
    2. Dareus
    3. Miller
    4. Green
    5. Gabbert
    6.

  18. narutofan10 says: Apr 24, 2011 2:50 PM

    to bad jerry jones will more than likely leap frog the 49ers if peterson falls

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