If there's one thing the NFL Draft grades headmasters don't like, it's reaches they didn't know about in advance. That's why the San Francisco 49ers' decision to select A.J. Jenkins with the No. 30 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft has resulted in such stern glares. Jenkins, a small, fast Illini vet with big college numbers, was widely regarded prior to draft day as a second rounder at best. Up next, the 49ers stunned mock drafters again by taking LaMichael James at No. 61, despite having Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, and Brandon Jacobs all under contract.
From there, this is how their draft looked:
No. 117: Joe Looney, G, Wake Forest
No. 165: Darius Fleming, DE, Notre Dame
No. 180: Trenton Robinson, S, Michigan State
No. 199: Jason Slowey, C, Western Oregon
No. 237: Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
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