After the news about Brooks re-signing and Goldson expecting the tag I thought it would be fun to be a little speculative with a couple things
1. Morgan walks
2. Rogers walks
3. Ginn walks
I think it could actually play out this way but like I said above I'm being pretty speculative with my free agency choices.
Chris Carr - Last year we targeted him before we signed Rogers, and I think Carr is best suited as Nickelback and special teams contributor. He could push Brock for the #3 CB and act as a veteran leader among our CBs. When the rookie CB I take is ready I see him over taking Carr as the #4 CB, whether that happens mid season or after would be the only question.
Marques Colston - Colston's ability to catch in traffic and his superb route running will instantly upgrade our passing game. Having Colston will immediately give us 3 viable threats with Davis, Crabtree, and Colston. Stephen Hill will only create more problems for opposing secondaries.
1. Stephen Hill - WR - Georgia Tech - Hill's workouts and physical attributes have made him a 1st round talent but he will need to time adjust to the NFL. We can bring him in and bring him along slowly as a #3 or #4 WR while utilizing his deep threat ability on offense and his return ability in special teams and kick coverage.
2. Robert Turbin - RB - Utah State - Turbin's incredible combine has really boosted his stock from late 3rd, early 4th round up to late 2nd early 3rd. He's probably the 6th or 7th best back in the draft but is a true "North and South, 1 cut" guy that Harbaugh wants. His excellent vision and body control really give him the edge in the open field.
3. Josh Robinson CB - Central Florida - What a combine for this guy, arguably nobody else did more to their stock in Indy then Robinson did. He's risen 3 or 4 rounds after wowing the crowd in Indy. His speed and recovery skills will really help him early on in the developmental phases but he will contribute immediately on special teams.
4. Miles Burres - OLB - San Diego State - Burres is another great motor kind of player that could do well when called on early in his career and possible do well as situational pass rusher, ideally he would only see the field on 3rd down early on.
5. DeVier Posey - WR - Ohio State - Posey's character is the biggest question mark going into the draft, I personally don't see any issues with selling the gear for tattoos but it was a violation of NCAA rules. Posey is incredibly durable and very productive, he also ran a lot better then expected at a flat 4.50.
6. Drake Dunsmore - TE - Northwestern - A "Do It All" guy for Pat Fitzgerald's Wildcats, Dunsmore lined up at WR, TE, FB and probably even T, much like Delanie Walker has done for us. Dunsmore however is much more physical imposing then Walker and just as athletic. With Moran Norris on the way out Harbaugh will be looking for another player with a versatile skill set to allow for the chance to run the 3 or 4 TE sets he loves.
7. Sean Richardson - S - Vanderbilt - I've been set on us taking a flier on Richardson for months now. He has above average movement and control and has great closing speed for a safety, he could develop into a great player but he is another player able to contribute immediately on special teams.
Quick Look Depth Chart:
Crabtree, Colston, Hill, Posey, Williams/Bogan/Matthews
Brown, Culliver, Brock, Carr, Robinson
Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Robert Turbin
Ahmad Brooks, Miles Burres
Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, Drake Dunsmore, Nate Byham/Konrad Reuland
Dashon Goldson, Mark Legree, Sean Richardson
I tried to be realistic with the signings of Colston and Carr but was just having fun with the idea of not re-signing Rogers, Morgan, or Ginn more then anything. I really do think that Rogers might find more money elsewhere, Morgan might even be pulled to Jacksonville or another WR desperate team, Ginn has value as return man but I really dont want him back strictly from an offensive standpoint and this was my solution to all 3 departures.
Comments and Criticism are welcome
[ Edited by sfout on Mar 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM ]