Ahmed Brooks - 1 year deal (RFA)
David Baas - 1 year deal (RFA)
Aubrayo Franklin - 1 year deal (Franchise)
Barry Sims - 2 year deal
Mark Roman - 1 year deal
Walt Harris - 1 year deal
DeMetric Evans - DE/DT
Brandon Jones - WR
Reggie Smith - CB/S
Free Agency -
Matt Roth - DE/OLB
- Competition breeds success. Matt Roth is an outstanding pass rusher and still has room to grow. Break the bank on this kid, because he's sure better than Haralson.
Terrell Owens - WR
- Owens is not a #1 WR anymore in his career. But compare him to #2s in this league, specifically on our team, and he is one of the best in the business. Look, if you followed the Bills this season, you'd know the following:
A. Jauron fired the offensive coordinator in the beginning of the season.
B. Dick Jauron was fired mid-season.
C. Trent Edwards was inconsistent throughout the season, and was injured mid-season.
D. Ryan Fitzpatrick also was fairly inconsistent and suffered with some injury woes.
E. Owens still put up a respectable 50+ catches, 800+ yards receiving, and 5 TDs. He also had 1 TD rushing.
F. No one has doubted his passion for the game, and he's a great mentor for young WRs on the team.
NFL draft -
R1: C.J. Spiller - RB/KR - Clemson
- The San Francisco 49ers lack a true home run hitter on offense outside of Frank Gore. In order to that to change, the 49ers need to draft C.J. Spiller. A speed threat on offense and special teams, the 49ers address two holes with one pick. Coffee can be used as a short yardage back.
*Trade: 49ers trade second 1st round pick to the Chargers for their 1st and 2nd round draft picks. Pretty much even. The Chargers trade up for Dan Williams, best rated NT in the first. The 49ers trade back and gain a valuable 2nd round draft pick to use on impact players. San Diego has few needs with an uncapped year (aka boatload of RFAs).
R1: Charles Brown - OT - USC (f/ Chargers) (or Bruce Campbell - OT - Maryland)
- With a glaring hole at right tackle, the 49ers use this pick to select Charles Brown. A former TE, Brown has the strength and skill to flourish at RT. Very similar to Staley in college, and Staley performed just fine at RT in his rookie season.
R2: T.J. Ward - SS - Oregon
- As you can tell by my previous mocks, I am a big T.J. Ward fan. With question marks looming regarding our safeties - specifically Lewis and Smith - the 49ers need to address this position early. Ward has great tackling ability, and has demonstrated the skill to make big plays. While we resign Roman, he'll stay at FS and Ward at SS.
R2: Mike Johnson - OG - Alabama (f/ Chargers)
- The benefit of the trade down is to obtain another pick in the 2nd round. With our weakness at offensive line, we could certainly use another guard. Johnson is a mammoth, and he's a natural fit in a power-blocking scheme that wants to focus on the run. Baas is moved to RG to compete with Rachal.
R3: Kyle Wilson - CB/KR - Boise St.
- With our main holes addressed, we can add some developmental picks at this point in the draft. With question marks surrounding Nate Clements' future with the 49ers, it would be smart for the team to draft a CB as a future starter, but immediate player on Special Teams. Wilson fits that bill as he's demonstrated strong play at CB, and even better play on special teams - including KR and PR duties.
*Trade: 4th and 5th round picks for 3rd round pick
R3: Micah Johnson - ILB - Kentucky
- Again, another pick as a developmental/special teams impact player. Johnson has the frame and ability to succeed as a TED, behind Spikes. I am not a big fan of losing 2 draft picks to trade up, but in order to secure Johnson, I think we may have to bite the bullet. If we ignore QB, and already address OL and the secondary, I think we'll be fine with the trade up.
R6: Nate Byham - TE - Pittsburgh
- Potential blocking TE with some receiving ability.
R7: Brandon James - RB/KR - Florida
- PS player with ST ability. A good player to have on the practice squad if Spiller gets injured.
Depth Chart -
RB: Gore/Spiller*/Coffee PS: James*
ST: Nedney, Lee, Jennings