The Pac-12 characterizes itself as the conference of champions and the 2015 NFL draft could certainly add to the league's reputation if four of its players wind up among the top seven picks as this very early first round mock draft projects.
It's hard for a rookie to make an impact for a club as talented as the 49ers. Take last year, for example, when not a single start was made by a first-year player for Jim Harbaugh's club. With the range to potentially prove an upgrade over Pro Bowler and free agent defection Dashon Goldson, however, 2013 first-round pick Eric Reid won't be on the sideline for long.
Attempting to prove he's well on his way to recovering from the torn ACL suffered on Nov. 24, Florida State pass rusher Cornellius 'Tank' Carradine worked out for scouts on Saturday. He was clocked at 4.93 seconds in the 40-yard dash, according to a high-ranking league source.