With but one day until the real deal takes place - the 2012 NFL Draft - analysts and football writers around the nation are submitting their final mock drafts, based on the most current information available. Generally speaking, these mocks are much more reliable (if any mock drafts could be considered 'reliable') than those from a couple of months, weeks, or even days ago, and as writers try and get as close to the real thing as possible, they eschew wild ideas and scenarios for what they believe will happen. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's final mock has the 49ers going with someone that's becoming a familiar name in the Bay Area, G Kevin Zeitler.
30. San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin: In the last few years, San Francisco has invested three first round picks on the offensive line and with right guard a need position, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 49ers revert to their old habit of drafting a blocker early. It doesn't always look pretty, but Kevin Zeitler gets the job done as both a run blocker and pass protector, playing with the same killer instinct and competitive drive the NFL has grown to expect from a Wisconsin lineman.
You could probably chalk this one up as one of those picks that doesn't appear sexy at first blush, but with the Niners' penchant for running the football, the offensive line becomes key. Wisconsin is a lineman factory, churning out NFL caliber players year in and year out, and Zietler would be a nice addition to the 49ers offense.
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