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11. San Francisco- Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss

With the #11 pick the 49ers decided to go with a player that was arguably the best player available while also filling a need. That player would be Patrick Willis, Linebacker from Ole Miss.  Willis will be inserted into the new 3-4 scheme being implemented by Mike Nolan in 2007. Coach Nolan got a close up preview of Willis at the Senior Bowl as the coach of the South, and Willis did not disappoint.

Patrick was selected as the South's Defensive Player of the Game leading both teams with 11 tackles.

Willis was a tackling machine in college with 265 tackles over his last 22 games, with 21 recorded for a loss.  He was selected as the Butkus Award winner in 2006 as the top collegiate linebacker and is a two-time All-American.  Even though some have questioned his raw speed, they cannot question his tackling ability and solid character.

Others that were considered (A. Carriker, L. Brown, T. Ginn).

Drafter- RME JICO

On the clock- Buffalo Bills (BG)

2007 NFL Mock Draft - First Round
Pick Team Player Pos. College
1 Oakland Raiders JaMarcus Russell QB LSU
2 Detroit Lions Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin
3 Cleveland Browns Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gaines Adams DE Clemson
5 Arizona Cardinals Alan Branch dT Michigan
6 Washington Redskins Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas
7 Minnesota Vikings Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame
8 Atlanta Falcons LaRon Landry S LSU
9 Miami Dolphins Amobi Okoye DT Louisville
10 Houston Texans Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma
11 San Francisco Patrick Willis LB Ole Miss