Dre Bly - CB
Aubrayo Franklin - NT
Nate Clements - CB/S (Restructure; convert to FS)
Barry Sims - OT
Marcus Hudson - CB (RFA)
David Baas - OG (RFA)
Isaac Bruce - WR
Arnaz Battle - WR
Cody Wallace - C
Tony Pashos - OT
Matt Wilhem - ILB
Reggie Smith - CB/S
Jeff Ulbrich - ILB
Demetric Evans - DE
Free Agency -
Stephen Neal - OG - Patriots
- Neal has been the 2nd best OG (best RG) in the league this year. He's having a career year, and with our move to a more passing attack, he'll fit right in with the 49ers. A Bay native, he'll finish his career back at home. Rachal can compete with Baas at LG, or we can move Neal at LG, and have both of them compete at RG.
NFL Draft -
R1: Trent Williams - OT - Oklahoma
- Good size and strength, Williams has had success great success at RT in his previous seasons. He's start at LT right now, but he'll move back to RT in the NFL.
Trade SF 1st round draft pick for a mid-20's and a 2nd round draft pick. A team like the Eagles may move to up snag C.J. Spiller.
R1: Jerry Hughes - DE/OLB - TCU
- We need to balance our draft to add talent and depth on both sides of the ball. Hughes will be a great asset to our pass rush. Hughes has great speed on the field, wraps up well when tackling, and provides great pass rushing ability against multiple blockers.
R2: Perrish Cox - CB - Oklahoma State
- Cox has been one of the best CBs this year. He's really good in coverage and tackling ability. Needs to work on a few fundamentals, but if we resign Bly, Cox will be able to slowly transition into the NFL.
R2: Jacoby Ford - WR/KR/PR - Clemson
- We finally address our special teams returner issue. Ford has outstanding speed and vision in the field. Potential slot WR in the NFL. Adds speed to the unit as well.
R3: Daryl Washington - ILB - TCU
- We may as well get Hughes' teammate on our team. Washington is a legit ILB prospect. He'll be a great special teams player, and insurance policy for Patrick Willis. He can also sub in for Spikes if we want some blitz in the middle. Replaces Ulbrich as he retires.
R4: Sam Young - OT - Notre Dame
- Depth pick that competes with Snyder, Boone and Sims for the final OL roster spots.
R5: Robert Johnson - FS - Utah
- Depth pick
Depth Chart -
ST: Nedney, Lee, Jennings