Figured I'd have some fun, and just post a simple early mock of the offseason (at least it's the offseason for us niner fans). Things will surely change a lot over the next couple months, but at this moment this is what I wouldn't mind seeing.
1st- Prince Amukamura, CB, Nebraska: BPA and immediately upgrades a porous secondary. A true playmaker that could take away opposing number 1 receivers.
2nd- Dontay Moch, OLB, Nevada: Freakish athlete (4.25-4.38 estimated 40 on draft sites currently) that played DE and was all over the field. Much more stout and physical than Manny Lawson, but just as much if not more speed/athleticism. Finally the edge rusher the team needs.
3rd- Jerrell Powe, DT, Ole Miss: An absolute monster in the middle that can play NT with Franklin being let go. Could go higher than this, but his draft has dropped as of late.
4th- Austin Pettis, WR, Boise State: Solid WR that was very productive through his career. Excellent hands and frame. Has the combination of size, strength, and agility to make the first tackler miss. Lacks speed but will be able to overcome it in a WCO with good route running.
4th- Andy Dalton, QB, TCU: Tremendous intangibles combined with surprising mobility. An excellent student of the game that could be ready to see the field in a short time. Fits the mold of a Harbaugh QB that can be groomed in the WCO.
5th- Owen Marecic, FB, Stanford: Reunites with Harbaugh. Replaces Norris. Can play ILB in a pinch as well. Smart and more athletic than most give him credit for.
6th- Derrick Locke, RB, Kentucky: Change of pace back that has some wheels. Could make a potentially dangerous 1-2 punch with Dixon in the future.
6th- Bryant Browning, OG, Ohio State: OL depth...time to push Rachal.
7th- Tyrod Taylor, QB/WR, VA Tech: Interesting QB/WR/wildcat QB project. Some physical tools to work with, but I think will fall far in the draft.
7th - Chris Conte, S, Cal: FS depth.
Veteran FA QB brought in as a stopgap. Most niner FAs walk. A veteran FS comes in to replace Goldson. Harbaugh and Baalke draft heavy D to begin with believing Harbaugh will be able to coach up O talent, plus the O already has most weapons in place.
Based on rankings from Draft Countdown, CBS Sports, and personal projections.
[ Edited by thejackal25 on Jan 8, 2011 at 21:37:16 ]