Warning: It's not a sexy mock plan with a Dwayne Bowe or Vincent Jackson type signing.
Alex Smith - QB
Adam Snyder - OG
Josh Morgan - WR
Dashon Goldson - FS (FRANCHISE)
Ahmad Brooks - DE/OLB
Shawntae Spencer - CB ($3.2M in savings)
Free Agency -
Harry Douglas - WR - Falcons
*I think Douglas is a perfect fit for the west coast offense. He is a fast WR that runs smooth and crisp routes. He's had some injury concerns in his career, but I don't see him demanding the same money as Meachem.
Jonathan Fanene - DT/DE - Bengals
*I think I've had Fanene in every one of my mock's this year. The guy is just a great rotational play maker. Security blanket for McDonald and Justin Smith.
49ers trade 1st round pick to Dolphins for 2nd, 4th, and future 4th round draft picks. Dolphins trade up to select Ryan Tannihill - QB. I assume the Dolphins miss out on Flynn as the Redskins overpay in free agency.
NFL Draft -
R2: Chase Minnifield - CB - Virginia
*Minnifield is one of my favorite CBs in this draft. He's developed in multiple coverage formats (zone & man to man), a sound tackler, and makes good, safe plays on the ball. This draft is deep in secondary, so we should be able to snag him even with the trade down.
R2: Joe Adams - WR/ST - Arkansas
*The addition of Douglas and now Joe Adams adds play making speed to our team. Adams will mostly contribute on special teams initially, but imagine a 5 WR set of Crabtree, Douglas, Adams, Morgan, and Davis. With all of that speed, it will be very hard for defenses to double cover Davis and still maintain good coverage on the remaining WRs.
R3: Ladarius Green - TE - LA Lafayette
*Now that we added speed to the offense, it's time to add size. Green is a 6-6 athletic freak of nature. He still needs to improve on his blocking skills, but the 3 TE set of Davis, Walker, and Green will create so many mismatches.
R4: Aaron Henry - FS - Wisconsin
*Henry will replace Reggie Smith and Madeau Williams as the backup FS on this team.
R4: Jacquies Smith - DE/OLB - Missouri
*With Haralson near the end of his 49ers career, Smith will be his eventual replacement.
R5: Vick Ballard - RB - Mississippi State
*I don't think the 49ers are happy with Dixon as a running back. He slips too much and his attitude has rubbed off the wrong way on the coaching staff. If Gore goes down, we need 2 capable backups to ensure we are maintaining a good run game. Ballard is a power back that is perfect for short yardage situations.
R6: Chris Owusu - WR - Stanford
*If Owusu didn't have concussion problems, he'd be a 1-2 round pick. And with Javid Best potentially retiring due to those injuries, many teams won't have Owusu on the draft board. My opinion: I rather risk spending a 6th round pick on this guy to challenge Kyle Williams instead of drafting someone who is destined to be on the PS.
R7: William Vlachos - C - Alabama
*Undersized offensive lineman that competes with Beeler for a spot on the practice squad.
Depth Chart -
ST: Akers, Lee, Jennings