I'm not a Michael Lewis fan AT ALL, but it's probably safe to say that he'll be our starting SS next season. Reggie Smith needs to step up and take that starting SS job away from Lewis. He's a 3rd rounder and needs to realize his potential.
I don't consider safety to be a position of dire need for the 49ers. We could use an upgrade at SS, and some youthful depth, but we shouldn't use a 1st round pick on a safety (UNLESS WE CAN GET ERIC BERRY).
Taylor Mays is too limited in pass coverage and Earl Thomas is a reach at 13 and 17.
In my humble opinion, C.J. Spiller (if he's available) has to be the pick at 13. He's a perfect compliment to Gore and can return kicks for us as well.
Our next pick needs to be a RT. We can't go into 2010 with the same issues on the o-line that we had in 2009.
[ Edited by doc_brown_ on Jan 25, 2010 at 8:25 PM ]