Alex Smith - QB
Josh Morgan - WR
Adam Snyder - OG/OT
Dashon Goldson - FS (franchise)
Ahmad Brooks - DE/OLB
Parys Haralson - DE/OLB ($2.8M in savings)
Shawntae Spencer - CB ($3.3M in savings)
Free Agency -
Robert Meachem - WR - Saints (medium)
*Deep threat with good hands and route running ability, he's exactly what our offense needs.
Chris Carr - CB - Ravens (low)
*Carr will immediately contribute as a #3 CB and on special teams. Value signing with a Fangio connection.
Marcus Benard - DE/OLB - Browns (low)
*Offseason troubles cut his 2011 season short, but excelled as a pass rusher in the 3-4 defense the previous year. Low risk signing, and better rusher than Haralson.
NFL Draft -
Trade: 49ers trade 1st round pick to Bears for 2nd and 3rd (via Panthers) round picks. Bears trade up to leapfrog the Giants and select Coby Fleener - TE - Stanford. 49ers trade back because Stephen Hill is already off the board.
R2: Jared Crick - DT/DE - Nebraska(via Bears)
*If Healthy in 2011, Crick would have been a first rounder. BPA pick right here.
R2: Doug Martin - RB - Boise State
*While Hunter appears to be a nice 3rd down back, we need a running back that will help Gore share the 1st and 2nd down carries. Not as agile as Gore in his prime, Martin is a nice north-south runner that will round out our RB corps.
R3: Joe Adams - WR/ST - Arkansas (via Bears from Panthers)
*With the 49ers not opting to resign Ginn, we need to replace his talents with someone as electric. Adams will immediately contribute in the return games, but also brings potential on the offensive side. A 5 WR set of Meachem-Morgan-Davis-Adams-Crabtree will be tough to guard.
R3: Chase Minnifield - CB - Virginia
*If available, Minnifield is a nice value pick as he provides good depth for the CB unit, and can help in the return game. Pushes Carr for the #3 spot, and allows the possibility for Culliver to move to FS if we can't lock down a contract with Goldson in 2013.
R4: Micah Pellerin - DB - Hampton
*I like the fit for the 49ers, and I can see the team snagging him a bit early due to his ball skills and size. Projects as the backup FS for 2012.
R5: Derrick Shelby - DE/OLB - Utah
*Assuming Mizz's Smith is not available, Shelby is another attractive candidate for our 3-4 OLB position. Raw project for this spot, Shelby is a good, hard nosed football player that has minimal character issues.
R6: Chris Owusu - WR - Stanford
*Very risky pick, but Harbaugh learned his lesson by waiting until UDFA to snag his guys. May have to "reach" to ensure we draft him, but if he becomes healthy, he could be an absolute steal in this draft.
R7: Antoine McClain - OG - Clemson
*Competes with Person for the final OL roster spot.
Depth Chart -
ST: Akers, Lee, Jennings