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NFL Mock Draft 2012: 49ers Select Doug Martin, RB, Boise State, According To Pro Football Talk

The San Francisco 49ers had one of the stoutest defenses in all of football in 2011, and have added a number of playmakers already this offseason with the likes of Mario Manningham and Randy Moss, but which way will they go with their first pick in the 2012 draft?

Well, Evan Silva and the folks over at NBC's Pro Football Talk think that the Niners should keep adding to their offense by selecting running back Doug Martin out of Boise State with their first round pick this year.

Silva's reasoning was very simple, the 49ers had to "re-settle" for quarterback Alex Smith, which means they will continue to run the ball, meaning they should grab Doug Martin. Anthony Dixon hasn't shown much in his few years with the team but Kendall Hunter certainly had his bright spots in a backup role to Frank Gore last season. Gore is certainly slowing with age, meaning Martin could prove useful if Gore gets hurt and a capable option further down the line along with Hunter.

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