Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by fister30:The niners could use a top tier RB if the right QB isn't available in the first. I can easily see the niners picking a QB, RB, WR, SS, or a FS in the first round. I guess its time to start looking at prospects...
It really will come down to free agency this year. The team could have a fair amount of holes to fill, as there are many players with expiring contracts. Could be very interesting to see which players stay, which players go, which players are added in the month prior to the draft, and where this leaves the team.
I doubt we go after a RB with Frank Gore locked up and the team's belief in Hunter as the RB of the future. If we upgrade anywhere, it will probably be our OL, WR, and our secondary. But you're right, it depends on what pieces stay.
If Edwards, Rogers (expressed desire to stay already), Goldson, M.Williams, and Brooks all go, we will need to put heavy focus on the secondary and pass-rusher again -- at least two or three picks there.
Right now, I'm thinking 2 OL, 2 DB, 1 OLB, 1 DL, 1 WR.
Even if we keep Brooks, we can upgrade our depth. We just need to continue to add playmakers, plain and simple. A playmaking WR, OLB, and DB should be on our list.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Oct 20, 2011 at 2:55 PM ]