I believe that the key to getting to the superbowl next season will involve re-signing our own players and being aggressive with adding a WR in FA that will complement Morgan and Crabtree, not a true #1. Even though I REALLY REALLY wanted to snag Wallace from the Steelers, its not how Baalke does business. He's been really smart with our cap space, and Wallace would not only cost us a 1st round pick, but a 9 million per year WR contract...that would prevent us from being able to resign Rodgers and Morgan.
Resign- Alex Smith, Rodgers, Morgan, Snyder, Costanzo, Gooden
Walk- Rashal, Peelle, Norris, Ted Ginn, M. Williams, Reggie Smith
Cut: Anthony Dixon, Spencer
Tendered: Larry Grant (7th rounder) he will be picked up by Eagles or Dallas :(
Pierre Garcon, WR: He has good speed and has been able to learn from some of the best and classiest WR's in the league.Garcon will give us another #2 level WR to take pressure off of VD and Crabtree. Garcon has a good work ethic and will push crabtree to step up his game. He will come at a reasonable rate.
--- Robert Meachem would be my alternate if Garcon sign's elsewhere
Chris Carr, CB: The weaklink to our DEF is still the DB's. Culliver looked good last season, but he needs time to become a true starter. Spencer was not used last season and Carr will take his roster spot and be a good option behind our starters, if not become Carlos Rodger version 2, an older corner who needs a change of scenery.
1st- The 49ers trade the #30 pick to Philly, who have (2) 2nd rounders. 49ers recieve the #46 and #100 (early 4th)
2nd (from Philly) Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford: This years TE class is poor, Fleener is a great fit for our scheme since he plays in the Stanford system. We trade down and still land Fleener. At 6'6" he gives alex another big option for the redzone.
2nd (original)- Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska: We have some good depth on the DL, but the reality is that Justin Smith is the reasonour defense is able to get pressure and he is at the end of his career. Crick was once a mid 1st rounder, but due to injuries has fallen to a 2nd-3rd rounder. Crick is lucky that he gets to heal and watch one of the best DE's in the game for his rookie season. We are lucky becauseCrick has alot of Smith's attributes and we get good value at the end of the 2nd round.
3rd- Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State: WR, WR, WR....we all know we need WR's, but imagine a 49ers team that has to lean on Hunter for an entire season if Gore goes down. We need to plan for the future and invest in another RB. Dixon will be released and Turbin has a great work ethic, great hands, and good blitz pickup.
4th (from Philly)- Ben Jones, C, Georgia: We need to get a C to groom behind Goodwin.
4th (orginal)- Brian Quick or Tommy Streeter, WR: A tall lanky WR to grab the toss up pass.
5th- TY Hilton, WR/KR, Florida Intl- Ginn left for more money and as we know special teams can cost you a game. Hilton is a 4.3 runnerand gives us both a WR to spread the field and a home run threat on KR's.
6th- Justin Bethel, FS/CB, Presbyterian- High character guy with good athletic ability, needs coaching and time to refine techniques.
7th (from Philly)- Donte Paige-Moss, DE, NC- Needs to grow up and play to his ability, boom or bust pick, maybe he'll learn something from our strong locker room.
7th- Miles Burris, OLB, SD State- High character and great backup and ST, the next Larry Grant
[ Edited by irishluder on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:33 AM ]