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Pre-Super Bowl Mock Plan

  • GEEK
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Resign -

Barry Sims - OT
Aubrayo Franklin - NT
Ahmed Brooks - DE/LB
Walt Harris - CB/S

Free Agent Signings - All of these signings are UFAs with or without the CBA.

Brandon Manumaleuna - TE - Chargers
- Addresses our need for a blocking TE.

Bobbie Williams - OG/OT - Bengals
- We may overpay a bit for Williams services, but he'll be worth every penny at the RG spot of the line. The Bengals may be reluctant to shell out the extra cash since Andre Smith can take over that spot. This could be our "Alan Faneca" type signing to bolster our offensive line, and take it to the next level. Fits the mold of a Solari type OL player.

Kassim Osgood - WR/ST - Chargers
- With the purge of Battle and Bruce off the roster, and the lack of tall WR at the position, Osgood provides a force on special teams, and a potential red zone target with his 6-5 200+ frame. Since Brandon Jones isn't guaranteed the #3 role at this point, Osgood may find the SF 49ers a good landing spot for his services. Pro-bowl player!

Cut -

DeMetric Evans - DT/DE
Jason Hill - WR (surprise cut)

NFL Draft -

R1: C.J. Spiller - RB/KR - Clemson
- I don't buy the assumption that Spiller will be available at our #16/17 pick. If you look at past 3-4 drafts, you'll see that at least 1 RB has been taken in the top 15. With a two-back system that good teams utilize (Jets, Ravens, Panthers, Chargers), don't assume you can get a similar offensive weapon in the later routes. Not only is Spiller a dangerous weapon in the running game AND passing game, but he's got legit skills at kick and punt returning.

R1: Bryan Bulaga - OT - Iowa
- With our OG and KR/PR/RB holes filled, we now address our critical hole at right tackle. While I would hope Trent Williams is available, Bulaga is an excellent RT prospect and comes from a program that is known for grooming legit OLmen.

R2: Chad Jones - S - LSU
- With Goldson, R. Smith, and Lewis on the depth chart, the 49ers can afford to take a raw but full of potential safety that has prototypical size and speed for the SS position. A playmaker on defense, Jones also has special teams value as a returner.

R3: O'Brien Schofield - DE/LB - Wisconsin
- Schofield oozes with potential in the 3-4 defense as an OLB. With the competition between Lawson and Brooks, we now can add some competition with Haralson. Since I can't get Matt Roth, the badger will have to do.

R4: Mike Neal - DT/NT Purdue
- After a strong performance at the East-West shrine game, Neal's stock could go up. At the same time, the influx of underclassmen declaring could push him down. If you consider both, it evens out. While Neal may be a better fit at the 4-3 DT position, I think he could be a potential NT prospect behind Franklin. At the very least, he could be a serviceable 3-4 DE.

R5: Pat Angerer - ILB - Iowa
- Depth at the TED position

R6: Alric Arnett - WR - West Virginia
- Projects to be a nice role player behind Morgan.

R7: Chris Hawkins - CB - LSU
- Depth at CB to replace Marcus Hudson.

Depth Chart -

QB: Smith/Hill/Davis
RB: Gore/Spiller*/Coffee
FB: Norris/Robinson
TE: Davis/Manumaleuna*/Walker

WR: Crabtree/Osgood*
WR: Morgan/Arnett*
WR: Jones

LT: Staley/Sims
LG: Baas/Rachal
OC: Heitmann/Wallace
RG: Williams*/Wragge
RT: Bulaga*/Snyder

LE: Smith/McDonald
NT: Franklin/Neal*
RE: Sopoaga/Balmer

OLB: Lawson/Brooks
ILB: Willis/McKillop
ILB: Spikes/Angerer*
OLB: Haralson/Schofield*

CB: Clements/Harris/Hawkins*
CB: Spencer/Brown
FS: Goldson/Smith
SS: Lewis/Jones*

K: Nedney
P: Lee
LS: Jennings
  • fan49
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i dont get it...... blocking te in fa? we have the best in the nfl..... other wise a good draft.
[ Edited by fan49 on Jan 25, 2010 at 10:43 AM ]
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Originally posted by fan49:
i dont get it...... blocking te in fa? we have the best in the nfl..... other wise a good draft.

We need a #3. Personally I want Alex Smith in FA just because of the name.
I have never seen Chad Jones play, but what about Myron Rolle in 3rd/4th instead of Jones. I really like Rolle and I think he will climb up charts when the interviewing process starts.
You want to cut Hill and replace him with a late round draft pick that MIGHT become a good role player?

That's nuts. Hill is already a good role player. His only problem is that we don't use 3 WRs enough for him to get much action. But when he does get looks he does well. And he can be counted on now, unlike a rookie.

I like most of your draft, but please, leave Hill alone.
Really like your draft. FA moves are not to bad
I love the Williams pick up in FA. I didn't even know he was a FA...If anyone has seen Benson's big runs this year on SportsCenter, look at who starts the initial blocking at the line


Still not sold on Spiller, but would love to be proven wrong. Also, do enjoy the Bulaga pick, the more i research the draft, the more I realize how good he is and has the best potential, but also see Williams as the most NFL ready for RT, but once again, would LOVE to be proven wrong.

Overall,
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Originally posted by smileyman:
Originally posted by fan49:
i dont get it...... blocking te in fa? we have the best in the nfl..... other wise a good draft.

We need a #3. Personally I want Alex Smith in FA just because of the name.

For 2-TE formations, Delanie Walker is a weak blocking TE. We need someone who has experience as a pure-blocker TE. 2 TEs that are good at blocking really help our run game - Billy Bajema had this role before.


Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
You want to cut Hill and replace him with a late round draft pick that MIGHT become a good role player?

That's nuts. Hill is already a good role player. His only problem is that we don't use 3 WRs enough for him to get much action. But when he does get looks he does well. And he can be counted on now, unlike a rookie.

I like most of your draft, but please, leave Hill alone.

What do you replace him with a late round draft pick? Scot McCloughan pretty much replaced Hill when he signed Brandon Jones to the lucrative contract. If the front office isn't pressuring the coaching staff to play Hill, and the coaching staff isn't even utilizing Hill much on special teams or in the offense, then he's pretty much dead weight at this point in time.

Singletary values players that serve a variety of roles. Osgood comes into play with the 49ers because in certain offensive formations, he'll be a valuable target for Alex Smith since he's 6-5 tall. In addition, he's made 3 pro-bowls due to his special teams work. In my mind, those two advantages already surpass amount Jason Hill contributes to the 49ers.

Don't get me wrong. I like Hill, and I wished we used him more. But he blends in with the crowd way too much, and doesn't separate himself like Crabtree.
Nice ideas! I would debate you on bringing back Harris instead of drafting a younger, faster CB in the draft, but the rest of the picks are solid. Like the Bobbie Williams signing the most of the free agents.
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Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Nice ideas! I would debate you on bringing back Harris instead of drafting a younger, faster CB in the draft, but the rest of the picks are solid. Like the Bobbie Williams signing the most of the free agents.

I understand where you are coming from with the Harris opinion. At the same time, when healthy, Harris has been VERY good. Spencer and Brown are under 30 years old, and Clements is just 30. As a stop-gap solution, I think Harris will suffice. In the 2011 draft, I would hope that we target CB in the 1st or 2nd rounds.

That's my mindset if it clarifies my position on it.
Chad Jones is a beast. Just an unbelievable athlete.

But I disagree with cutting Hill. Just does not make any sense. Especially since we are getting rid of Battle and Bruce.
Me gusta mucho. The first 4 picks pretty much revolutionize the athleticism of our team in 4 different areas. That's the direction I would go, then challenge the staff to coach 'em up. Spiller, Bulaga outstanding. Sky's the limit for Chad Jones. Not sure if Schofield makes it to the 3rd; that's one caveat, but if he does, grab him. No reason to cut Hill, see how it plays out. This is the kind of mock that takes reasonable risk to have a chance to build a playoff team. Nice.
Oh no, Matt McGuire on Scott Wright's site says Schofield tore his ACL at Sr. Bowl practice yesterday.
[ Edited by rivercity on Jan 26, 2010 at 4:52 AM ]
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Originally posted by rivercity:
Oh no, Matt McGuire on Scott Wright's site says Schofield tore his ACL at Sr. Bowl practice yesterday.

Oh.


Well...s**t.
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Too bad about Schofield he could have been a good get in the middle rounds.
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