Team will switch to a 3-4 scheme

Dennis Georgatos, of the San Jose Mercury News, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the San Francisco 49ers plan to use a 3-4 scheme in 2007, which is favored by head coach Mike Nolan. In the past two years, the team played mostly 4-3 because it kept getting set back by injuries, depth issues, and the lack of a wide-bodied nose tackle.

Team could target Carriker

Dennis Georgatos, of the San Jose Mercury News, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the San Francisco 49ers could target Nebraska DE Adam Carriker with the 11th overall pick. Carriker has drawn the attention from the 49ers personnel staff and head coach Mike Nolan, who got a chance to visit with him during the NFL Combine. Carriker has good instincts and displayed very good speed for a big man at the Combine.

Lewis will play strong safety

Dennis Georgatos, of the San Jose Mercury News, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the San Francisco 49ers will reshuffle their lineup at both safety positions after signing SS Michael Lewis. Lewis will become the 49ers strong safety, while SS Mark Roman will move over to free safety and replace SS Keith Lewis, who could back up either spot.

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