BTSC 2009 Community Mock Draft - Pick #10 by the San Francisco 49ers: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State

We continue on with the 2009 version of the BTSC Community Mock Draft with the San Francisco 49ers' selection at #10. I have filled in at this slot so the write-up again will be brief as we head into the middle third of the mock draft. Next up? steelguy99, who will be selected for the Buffalo Bills. And in case you don't have it, remember to email me your selections with links to any images you may want at behindthesteelcurtain@gmail.com - Blitz-

1_3__medium**********

With the #10th pick in the BTSC Mock, the San Francisco 49ers select Malcolm Jenkins, the 2008 Thorpe Award Winner out of (the) Ohio State University.

With the interim tag removed from Mike Singletary this offseason, the mercurial and never shy head coach can continue going about rebuilding and remolding the once proud franchise in his mold. To me that means much more attention to defense than was the case during the heading into the 2009 season,

The 49ers were not very good against the pass in 2008. When you consider the fact that they were behind more often than they were ahead, the final statistics for the 49ers pass defense last year have to be particularly concerning if you're a 49ers fan. Sure, Nate Clements is plenty capable on one side, but the 49ers might be well served upgrading opposite him sooner rather than later.

Maljenk_medium

Penciled in at #2 currently is Walt Strickland - a fine player, but old. He's 34 and will turn 35 during the season.The team does have some depth at the position - Shawntae Spencer, Marcus Hudson and Tarrell Brown most notably - but in my estimation, Jenkins is the best defensive player still on the board in our draft. He's not just a good cover corner either. At 6'0" and roughly 200 pounds, Jenkins is no slouch in the running game, and certainly not afraid of being physical and getting his hands a bit dirty so to speak.

And as an added bonus, both Jenkins and Clements were Ohio State guys. That position could very well be taken care of for the foreseeable future if the 49ers were to go this route.

Up next? Buffalo.

BTSC 2009 Community Mock Draft Team Selections

#1) Detroit Lions - Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
#2) St. Louis Rams - Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
#3) Kansas City Chiefs - Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
#4) Seattle Seahawks - Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
#5) Cleveland Browns - Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB, Texas
#6) Cincinnati Bengals - Jeremy Maclin, WR/KR, Missouri
#7) Oakland Raiders - B.J. Rahi, DT, Boston College
#8) Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
#9) Everette Brown, DE, Florida State

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker