49ers: Draft plugin, surprise and. . . what?

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WR/KR Dante Pettis: When the 49ers ask for volunteers to catch punts during their upcoming OTAs, the second-round pick would be wise not to raise his hand. You see, it's a trick question. The 49ers, who haven't returned a punt for a touchdown since 2011, aren't looking for a guy who can raise his hand and call for a fair catch. Pettis' NCAA-record nine punt returns for touchdowns in his college career indicate he knows what to do with the ball once he catches it.

WILL SURPRISE

CB D.J. Reed: If nothing else, Reed has a lot of experience in coverage in the pass-happy Big 12 Conference. Not only was he drafted into the position with the least depth, but Reed clearly arrives with a chip on his shoulder. The problem is: That shoulder is belly-button level to some of the NFL's most physically gifted receivers, which puts him at a distinct disadvantage. Alas, that's where most surprises begin their rise.

WHAT THE HECK?

S Marcell Harris: The last thing general manager John Lynch wanted to do in his second draft was get compared to Trent Baalke. Taking a guy with a torn ACL in the fourth round got some observers joking about Baalke's propensity for taking risks on injured players. But when Lynch did it a second time with Harris, who sat out last year with an Achilles injury, people were laughing at him, not his predecessor.

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