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Crazy49er1313's Mock Draft

The best analysis I've heard of the 49ers this year was by Mike Ditka. He called us the 1984 Bears, which I believe is a great comparison. He emphasized that they focused too much on defense that year and thought he could get away with just having a ball control offense with an amazing defense. He said he learned that to be great, he needed to be more balanced and have an offense that could score. This offseason, I see the 49ers doing just that and here's my best guess on how it'll work:


Resign:

Alex Smith: 4 year deal, 5th year club option; 7-8 million a year

(He's 27 years old, finally has confidence in his game, in a system that fits him, and will have the same OC for first time in career. If he put up decent numbers with no OTAs, a notebook with gibberish to read during lockout, and two weeks of practice before preseason, just imagine if he DOES get to work at it. A lot of ppl forget he's incredibly smart, graduated in less than 3 years and got a master's in one year. Give him time and he'll be ready…)


Carlos Rogers: 5 years, front heavy the first two years w/huge bonus

(He earned this and has somehow turned himself from a washout 1st rounder to a premiere CB in the NFL. He wants to be here, wants to help keep this team together so let's make sure he stays happy and gets this team wanting to stay together. Also, by front loading, if this year was an aberration, we can cut him after the second year)


Josh Morgan: 1 year deal, incentive laden

(He's a tall, strong WR who has as strong of a rapport with Alex as VD does. Let him come back, be a part of this offense, and maybe we actually get better with WR play.)


C.J. Spillman: 2 year deal

(Killer on special teams, just look at how bad SD got @ coverage the year after he left…coincidence? I think not, and that is why we keep him)


Adam Snyder: 2 year deal, 3rd year club option

(Great back up and improved the OL this year starting for Rachal @ RG. Keep him for continuity and sheer talent. Also, need time for Kilgore to build up to pro level before even thinking of cutting Snyder)


Blake Costanzo/Larry Grant/Traimaine Brock: 1 year deals

(Great special team players whose shown flashes of awesomeness when required to fill in for injuries. Hardest resign will be Larry Grant, though his RFA will hopefully keep him here even if we might have to sign him to a 2-3 year deal, which will be worth every penny since he can play all 4 LB positions)


Dashon Goldson: 1 year (Franchised)

(He will ask for too much money and we don't have a better option. Keep him here another year and move Culliver the season after to FS if still can't resign Goldson. He showed he can lay the wood and ballhawk this season, can't risk losing the continuity…)



Release/Cut:



Ahmad Brooks

(He deserves the money he earned playing for us. As much as I love the guy, the high demand for 3-4 OLBs who can pass rush and run defend is too high. If he does come back, it's b/c he took a pay cut to keep team together. We can live b/c Smith paid out and we have depth)


Ted Ginn

(He played for $1 million this year, will want more money that we can't afford to put into a ST guy who plays #4 WR. It'll be awesome to keep him if we don't overpay.)


Reggie Smith

(Wants to leave, so let him. Only want players who WANT to be 49ers)


Chilo Rachal

(No explanation needed…)


Shawntae Spencer

(Thanks for the years, but got to go new direction)


Madeiu Williams

(Not worth money we'd have to invest, sorry dude)


Moran Norris

(Bruce Miller emerged, sorry dude but in this league you CAN lose your job to injury)


Justin Peele

(Byhnam will be back and feel a TE will be drafted. Probably will be put on P-Squad)


Kyle Williams

(Look, I love this guy, one of my favorite "underdog" players and was hoping for him to earn a starting role. But after the NFC Championship, he needs a fresh start. I'll miss him, but this is more about him getting out of the negative stigmatism of being on this team with a fanbase who will always remember his fumble. Harbaugh knows that and should respect Williams enough to grant him a release to develop into a good slot receiver)



Free Agents:


Robert Meachem

(Not a big fan of this, much rather would have DBowe, but it's the best fit. VJax and DJax will ask for waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much money, Bowe will be franchised, Colston is injured too much, and Manningham will stay in NYG. If there's anyway we could snag Manningham or DBowe I'm all for it, but Meachem looks like our best bet. 6'3, good hands, very fast. Overshadowed by the rest of the WR core in New Orleans, but I think given the opportunity he'll relish the chance to be the #1 and produce for Alex in the clutch, unlike our other WRs)


Eric Wright

(Not the "shutdown" corner everyone wants, but how many "shutdown" corners are there that we can afford with our own resignings? A solid Nickel to replace Spencer, strong in run support and will have a hometown discount attached. Not super great but solid depth.)



Draft:

Trade our 1st for an early 2nd this year, 2nd next year and a 5th

(Konz will be gone b/c of Baltimore and none of the WRs/CBs available are 1st round graded, but have huge value in 2nd round)



Round 2: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

(Okay, before everyone gets all "we have a ton of TEs!!!", hear me out. Harbaugh used constant 3 TE sets at Stanford and this guy is one of the main reasons. 6'6, 245lbs, and can catch/block effectively. I know some ppl are talking about the Lousiana-Laffayette guy, but he's just a taller version of Delanie, and we need the blocking capacity with our run-oriented offense. Also, have a feeling Walker will be put into a "slash" role and will play TE, slot WR, F-back, etc., especially with his keen ability to block CBs/Safeties on the edge for Hunter)



Round 2: Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia

(West Virginia isn't well known for defense, but man, this guy definitely made a strong impression. Killer get off, consistent motor, and a knack for getting to the QB, though might be more hurries than sacks. Probably will take over the situational pass rusher role, but could lead to a dual bookend OLB duo with Smith. Just imagine the SPEED with all four LBs if we get this guy!)



Round 3: Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas

(PR/KR from training camp. Can hopefully develop into #2 WR as well in future)



Round 4: Ryan Steed, CB, Furman

(Yes, I total stole this from OTC, but I've seen video on this guy, and he is good. Has good speed, strong recovery, and can play man coverage. Could develop into a starter, but adapting from small school play to NFL will take time.)



Round 5: Robert Golden, S, Arizona

(OTC pick, yet again…well, after his analysis of Golden, I can't see not picking him and letting him learn the system. His athleticism alone will put him as a 1st day ST starter. With his speed, just imagine if he LEARNS to play SS with him and Goldson…scary)



Round 5: Senio Kalemete, OG, Washington

(I go to UW, had to have one of my boys up here, hehe. Good at both run and pass blocking. A little raw, but can turn into great depth.)



Round 6: Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, NT, Baylor

(Depth and training camp competition for Dobbs/Tukuafu)



Round 7: Jeremy Stewart, RB, Stanford

(Played in Harbaughs offense at Stanford, knows system, training camp competition with Dixon)



Overall, purpose of this Offseason was to keep continuity and secure depth. We don't know how our luck will hold with injuries and a tougher schedule, but if we keep the building blocks from this year and strengthen our depth, we will be a force to be reckoned with!!!! Who's got it better than us? NOBODY!!!!!
is ryan steed in rd 4 better than trumaine johnson?
I like this offseason alot. I don't know much about Eric Wright. How productive is he on the field.?
Nice job. I like it.


Getting Meachem and Fleener makes this a win regardless of the rest!

(and the rest ain't half bad either)
still not sold on the 3 TEs thing. but i am for anything that moves the ball. my only problem with it is who goes off the field. crabs and mecham wont be happy to step off so a 3rd string TE can get on the field. and is a 3rd string TE a better recieving option than morgan when we go 5 wide. i just don't see this happening, imo. we have a bigger need a WR. the NFL is all about speed, we need more speed on the outside. i like fleener, but would rather get a WR that early.
Fine post and I realy enjoyed it. Good ideas about trading back and aquiring more picks for next season,.

Really like the Meaqchum pick. He is way under-rated. In NOrleans there is only one ball and so many good receivers that Meachum hasn't produced to his capabilities.

Also would be great to get Joe "The Jet" Adams.
I like it but I dont see Joe Adams hanging back there all the way till the 3rd round (no way he slips past the 2nd round). I also see Jeremy Stewart being a UDFA.
Originally posted by martysofresh:
is ryan steed in rd 4 better than trumaine johnson?

Steed would be a project since Rogers would be resigned and we'll have Brown, Culliver, Wright, and Brock to start ahead while Steed learns the NFL game. I don't know if it's better than picking up johnson, do you think he'd be available later? I picked the first 3 as BPA (Fleener) and talented-need (Irvin/Adams), then focused on depth for the rest of the draft. If you think Johnson would be better, would love to here your input since I don't know much about him

Originally posted by SFL49ER:
I like this offseason alot. I don't know much about Eric Wright. How productive is he on the field.?

He's a career #2. Known for pass deflecting and run stopping, but has been known to get beat deep so it'll be more of a "late signing". As a nickel/rotation guy, he'll be awesome and can step up into the #2 if injuries require. Also, he's a SF kid (played against him in HS, guy is tough) who's had to play in cleveland and detroit past few years. I think he'd love to join the 49ers and help their amazing defense...and possibly have a career season

Originally posted by oldman9er:


Getting Meachem and Fleener makes this a win regardless of the rest!

(and the rest ain't half bad either)

Hehe, 80% is a B, hell yeah!!! I really want a big name WR, but our FO doesn't seem to play that way. Meachem is 6'3, fast, and will provide deep threat we don't have. Yes, with him, Crabs, and Morgan, the WR position will get tricky. Not to mention 3 TE sets getting placed in. I think Harbaugh is smart enough to get the most out of this offense, which will include making Walker a "slash" player and having Byhnam in on running situations.

As much as ppl would be upset about "where will everyone play?", I'd much rather have too much talent rather than where we were 2-3 years ago where for 5 years we wanted to know "Do we have anyone who can play?"

Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
I like it but I dont see Joe Adams hanging back there all the way till the 3rd round (no way he slips past the 2nd round). I also see Jeremy Stewart being a UDFA.

I think he will fall in the Combine. Yes, his football return skills are shown on field, but his 40 will prolly be slower, he needs development @ WR, and no one will burn a 2nd on a return specialist not named Devin Hester. I can see him picked early 3rd, but if we can get him there's no way Harbaugh doesn't sprint to the table himself turning in that card, lol!
I think that there are a lot of good qualities in this draft including the trade down to get more players. It would be great if we could hold on to Brooks, and I would like to suggest Payton Hillis for FA RB at 1.5 million for 1 year deal and let Dixon go.
Originally posted by Ninefan56:
I think that there are a lot of good qualities in this draft including the trade down to get more players. It would be great if we could hold on to Brooks, and I would like to suggest Payton Hillis for FA RB at 1.5 million for 1 year deal and let Dixon go.

I wouldn't mind picking up another RB in FA, but I'd rather go after LaGerrett Blount if we need a powerback (he's a FA too)
Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
The best analysis I've heard of the 49ers this year was by Mike Ditka. He called us the 1984 Bears, which I believe is a great comparison. He emphasized that they focused too much on defense that year and thought he could get away with just having a ball control offense with an amazing defense. He said he learned that to be great, he needed to be more balanced and have an offense that could score. This offseason, I see the 49ers doing just that and here's my best guess on how it'll work:


Resign:

Alex Smith: 4 year deal, 5th year club option; 7-8 million a year

(He's 27 years old, finally has confidence in his game, in a system that fits him, and will have the same OC for first time in career. If he put up decent numbers with no OTAs, a notebook with gibberish to read during lockout, and two weeks of practice before preseason, just imagine if he DOES get to work at it. A lot of ppl forget he's incredibly smart, graduated in less than 3 years and got a master's in one year. Give him time and he'll be ready…)


Carlos Rogers: 5 years, front heavy the first two years w/huge bonus

(He earned this and has somehow turned himself from a washout 1st rounder to a premiere CB in the NFL. He wants to be here, wants to help keep this team together so let's make sure he stays happy and gets this team wanting to stay together. Also, by front loading, if this year was an aberration, we can cut him after the second year)


Josh Morgan: 1 year deal, incentive laden

(He's a tall, strong WR who has as strong of a rapport with Alex as VD does. Let him come back, be a part of this offense, and maybe we actually get better with WR play.)


C.J. Spillman: 2 year deal

(Killer on special teams, just look at how bad SD got @ coverage the year after he left…coincidence? I think not, and that is why we keep him)


Adam Snyder: 2 year deal, 3rd year club option

(Great back up and improved the OL this year starting for Rachal @ RG. Keep him for continuity and sheer talent. Also, need time for Kilgore to build up to pro level before even thinking of cutting Snyder)


Blake Costanzo/Larry Grant/Traimaine Brock: 1 year deals

(Great special team players whose shown flashes of awesomeness when required to fill in for injuries. Hardest resign will be Larry Grant, though his RFA will hopefully keep him here even if we might have to sign him to a 2-3 year deal, which will be worth every penny since he can play all 4 LB positions)


Dashon Goldson: 1 year (Franchised)

(He will ask for too much money and we don't have a better option. Keep him here another year and move Culliver the season after to FS if still can't resign Goldson. He showed he can lay the wood and ballhawk this season, can't risk losing the continuity…)



Release/Cut:



Ahmad Brooks

(He deserves the money he earned playing for us. As much as I love the guy, the high demand for 3-4 OLBs who can pass rush and run defend is too high. If he does come back, it's b/c he took a pay cut to keep team together. We can live b/c Smith paid out and we have depth)


Ted Ginn

(He played for $1 million this year, will want more money that we can't afford to put into a ST guy who plays #4 WR. It'll be awesome to keep him if we don't overpay.)


Reggie Smith

(Wants to leave, so let him. Only want players who WANT to be 49ers)


Chilo Rachal

(No explanation needed…)


Shawntae Spencer

(Thanks for the years, but got to go new direction)


Madeiu Williams

(Not worth money we'd have to invest, sorry dude)


Moran Norris

(Bruce Miller emerged, sorry dude but in this league you CAN lose your job to injury)


Justin Peele

(Byhnam will be back and feel a TE will be drafted. Probably will be put on P-Squad)


Kyle Williams

(Look, I love this guy, one of my favorite "underdog" players and was hoping for him to earn a starting role. But after the NFC Championship, he needs a fresh start. I'll miss him, but this is more about him getting out of the negative stigmatism of being on this team with a fanbase who will always remember his fumble. Harbaugh knows that and should respect Williams enough to grant him a release to develop into a good slot receiver)



Free Agents:


Robert Meachem

(Not a big fan of this, much rather would have DBowe, but it's the best fit. VJax and DJax will ask for waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much money, Bowe will be franchised, Colston is injured too much, and Manningham will stay in NYG. If there's anyway we could snag Manningham or DBowe I'm all for it, but Meachem looks like our best bet. 6'3, good hands, very fast. Overshadowed by the rest of the WR core in New Orleans, but I think given the opportunity he'll relish the chance to be the #1 and produce for Alex in the clutch, unlike our other WRs)


Eric Wright

(Not the "shutdown" corner everyone wants, but how many "shutdown" corners are there that we can afford with our own resignings? A solid Nickel to replace Spencer, strong in run support and will have a hometown discount attached. Not super great but solid depth.)



Draft:

Trade our 1st for an early 2nd this year, 2nd next year and a 5th

(Konz will be gone b/c of Baltimore and none of the WRs/CBs available are 1st round graded, but have huge value in 2nd round)



Round 2: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

(Okay, before everyone gets all "we have a ton of TEs!!!", hear me out. Harbaugh used constant 3 TE sets at Stanford and this guy is one of the main reasons. 6'6, 245lbs, and can catch/block effectively. I know some ppl are talking about the Lousiana-Laffayette guy, but he's just a taller version of Delanie, and we need the blocking capacity with our run-oriented offense. Also, have a feeling Walker will be put into a "slash" role and will play TE, slot WR, F-back, etc., especially with his keen ability to block CBs/Safeties on the edge for Hunter)



Round 2: Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia

(West Virginia isn't well known for defense, but man, this guy definitely made a strong impression. Killer get off, consistent motor, and a knack for getting to the QB, though might be more hurries than sacks. Probably will take over the situational pass rusher role, but could lead to a dual bookend OLB duo with Smith. Just imagine the SPEED with all four LBs if we get this guy!)



Round 3: Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas

(PR/KR from training camp. Can hopefully develop into #2 WR as well in future)



Round 4: Ryan Steed, CB, Furman

(Yes, I total stole this from OTC, but I've seen video on this guy, and he is good. Has good speed, strong recovery, and can play man coverage. Could develop into a starter, but adapting from small school play to NFL will take time.)



Round 5: Robert Golden, S, Arizona

(OTC pick, yet again…well, after his analysis of Golden, I can't see not picking him and letting him learn the system. His athleticism alone will put him as a 1st day ST starter. With his speed, just imagine if he LEARNS to play SS with him and Goldson…scary)



Round 5: Senio Kalemete, OG, Washington

(I go to UW, had to have one of my boys up here, hehe. Good at both run and pass blocking. A little raw, but can turn into great depth.)



Round 6: Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, NT, Baylor

(Depth and training camp competition for Dobbs/Tukuafu)



Round 7: Jeremy Stewart, RB, Stanford

(Played in Harbaughs offense at Stanford, knows system, training camp competition with Dixon)



Overall, purpose of this Offseason was to keep continuity and secure depth. We don't know how our luck will hold with injuries and a tougher schedule, but if we keep the building blocks from this year and strengthen our depth, we will be a force to be reckoned with!!!! Who's got it better than us? NOBODY!!!!!


It's a nice draft, but I wouldnt let Brooks go in order to draft Irvin. IMO, he's not big enough and good enough against the run. I would keep Brooks. Rogers, I wouldnt sign 5 years cuz he's alrady 30 years old. Just my opinion. Nice job tho.
eric wright is GARBAGE!!!! if you play cb for the lions you suck, i understand getting him on a stud defense and him covering 3rd wrs will be a huge differece but after watching him this yr dude sucks
bravo good sir!!!
Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Originally posted by Ninefan56:
I think that there are a lot of good qualities in this draft including the trade down to get more players. It would be great if we could hold on to Brooks, and I would like to suggest Payton Hillis for FA RB at 1.5 million for 1 year deal and let Dixon go.

I wouldn't mind picking up another RB in FA, but I'd rather go after LaGerrett Blount if we need a powerback (he's a FA too)

uh Blount's been in the league two years. Hes not an unrestricted free agent.