Geek's New Mock Plan:
David Baas - OG/C
Tony Wragge - OG/C
Ray McDonald - DT/DE
Takeo Spikes - ILB
Nate Clements - CB (restructure)
Travis La Boy - DE/OLB
NFL Draft -
Washington trades 2011 1st and 2nd round picks to 49ers for their 1st and 4th round draft picks. Redskins trade up to select Gabbert, and overpays to beat out the Titans and Vikings.
New England trades 2nd round pick (f/ Panthers) to 49ers for their 2nd, 4th, and 6th round draft picks.
R1: Prince Amukamara - CB - Nebraska (f. Redskins)
*If Miller is off the board, then trading back makes the most sense. Amukamara bolsters our secondary and adds competition for Nate Clements.
R2: Phillip Taylor - NT - Baylor (f. Patriots via Panthers)
*Patriots selected Ron Brance and already have Wilfork as their starting NT. With 2 first round picks, I think the Patriots look to trade down. Taylor has potential to be the next Raji, and we need a long-term replacement for Franklin. 2-Gap 3-4 D here we come.
R2: Jabaal Sheard - DE/OLB - Pittsburgh (f. Redskins)
*If available, Sheard is a good, not great 3-4 OLB prospect. He does make plays in the backfield and is a solid tackler.
R3: Andy Dalton - QB - TCU
*A developmental prospect at the QB position, Dalton has the intangibles to succeed in Harbaugh's offense.
R5: Ryan Whalen - WR - Stanford
*If you look at teams like the Packers and Steelers, they have dependable WRs with little household names. The fact that he knows Harbaugh's offense helps his cause.
R6: Da'Rel Scott - RB - Maryland (f. Seahawks)
*I've had Scott in mock drafts previously. He could go anywhere from Round 5 to an undrafted free agent. He's got great speed, good hands, but he has had injury concerns. Could he be another late round gem for us?
R7: DeMarcus Van Dyke - CB - Miami (f. Lions)
*Competes with Phillip Adams for the last CB position on the depth chart. Otherwise, Dyke gets placed on the practice squad.
R7: Chase Beeler - C - Stanford
*Lacks ideal size, which drops him to this area.
- New CBA is signed -
2012 and 2013 2nd round picks to the Eagles for Kevin Kolb - QB.
Free Agency -
Kamerion Wimbley - DE/OLB - Raiders (High)
*Kind of the opposite of Manny Lawson, Wimbley excels at pass rushing, but needs to improve his coverage ability. The fact that he can rush the passer is the reason why we pay him the bank.
Champ Bailey - CB/FS - Broncos (High)
*Our new DB coach can help recruit Bailey as our new free saftey. Screw Goldson, that was a McCloughan pick.
Lawrence Vickers - FB - Browns (Med)
*One of the most underrated FBs on the market, Vickers is a complete player, but fits perfectly in our power rushing West Coast Offense.
Matt Moore - QB - Panthers (Low)
*Moore had a horrible 2010 season, and looks to be on the out in Carolina. He has shown flashes, but Moore is brought in strictly for a backup role. Much greater potential than Carr at this point.
Gabe Watson - NT - Cardinals (Low)
*Watson has been a bust so far in his career, but sometimes these guys take time to develop. He competes with rookie Taylor for the starting NT spot, along with RJF.
Moran Norris - FB
David Carr - QB
Parys Haralson - DE/OLB
Depth Chart -
OLB: Wimbley*/La Boy
ST: Nedney, Lee, Jennings