LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson was asked Wednesday if he got a “special vibe” from any team during the draft process by our friend Bob Glauber of Newsday.
Peterson didn’t hesitate: “The 49ers. The energy we had watching film was great.”
We’ve documented the connections between Peterson and the 49ers, but don’t believe he’ll wind up in San Francisco unless they trade up. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said on PFT Live he saw four players above the rest in this draft: Peterson, Marcell Dareus, A.J. Green, and Von Miller.
We suspect a lot of teams have those four players that high, which is why it seems unlikely Peterson falls to the No. 7. We think it’s a lot more likely that Blaine Gabbert is available to the 49ers, and Jim Harbaugh passes on him as well before the Titans or Redskins end a minor “fall” for Gabbert.