Look, to be perfectly honest... at this point we have a 5% chance of making the Playoffs. And if we squeak into the Playoffs, how proud would we be as fans if we get blown out in the Wild Card by deserving teams?
We sit at 5 wins right now, as do the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers likely won't win another game, as their remaining schedule is the Patriots, Saints, Giants and Vikings. The 49ers have a chance to win all 4 of their remaining games, but once again how much can we gloat if we lose 42-0 in the Wild Card?
Im thinking we tank this season. If we finish 5-11 and the Panthers finish 5-11, that all but guarantees us two Top 7 picks. This gives us plenty of possibilities, whether we want to trade up to get a player (Suh anyone?), trade down with one of our picks for better value (Spiller at 10 or so would save the 49ers a lot of cap room) or stay put and get any BPA sitting there.
I think tanking now and getting two impact players with two Top 10 Picks is better for a team on the verge of making serious noise in the Playofs instead of getting a Top 10 pick and a Mid-Teens pick if we end up goin 9-7.