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NFL Mock Draft 2012: San Francisco 49ers, Coby Fleener Matching Up

The San Francisco 49ers have no pressing needs in the 2012 NFL Draft. Who should they try taking with one of the last picks in the first round?

Well, Jim Harbaugh likes tight ends. Jim Harbaugh came to the 49ers via Stanford. A Stanford tight end appears to be available in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Seems like all the stars are aligning for this partnership to happen.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated files his latest mock draft, and he has Coby Fleener ending up in San Francisco.

Just playing a bit of a hunch here, but why not give Jim Harbaugh his old Cardinal tight end? With Vernon Davis and Fleener, San Francisco could be fully engaged in the NFL's two-tight end craze, and Alex Smith's receiving weapons will have gotten a major upgrade this offseason.

The 49ers need to add talent to the passing game, but if there isn’t a receiver on the board worthy of the pick, don’t be shocked to see them look at Fleener. Head coach Jim Harbaugh loves to run multiple tight end packages and Fleener has the ability to create a ton of mismatches in the pass game on all levels of the field.

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