NFL Mock Draft 2015: Pre-Combine Projections

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15. San Francisco 49ers

Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) sacks UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17)during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

15. player. 42. Like the New Orleans Saints, the San Francisco 49ers went into the 2014 season seen as Super Bowl contenders but majorly disappointed, failing to make the playoffs. Going for a defensive tackle in the first round may come as a surprise to some, but Malcom Brown is a talent that can offer a lot to the 49ers defense. The 49ers pride themselves on having a strong defensive line and if Justin Smith decides to retire, they could do with some reinforcements. Malcom Brown is an athletic big man and can play across the line in a 3-4 and 4-3 defense. At 6’2″ and 320 lbs, he has great size and power.. DT. Texas. Malcom Brown

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