Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
With maybe as many as 15 picks (including trade w/Alex), I see Baalke doing a ton of dealing to trade up in the early rds and get as many blue-chippers as possible. 2013 shouldn't be much different than 2012 in that not many rookies will make the roster. I disagree WRT the TE position...getting Zach Ertz would give Kap a potential beast RZ target. I think it's highly debatable they re-sign Walker. Ertz opposite Vernon is a DC's nightmare. I'd like to see Baalke draft Jesse Williams, a 320 lb'er who can play inside or out. Like the CB Ryan and WR Hunter. Agree we need a big WR opposite Crabtree. S Williams is good, but I also like USC's McDonald and Phillip Thomas of Fresno St. To provide more LB depth, I like Chase Thomas a lot...that he comes from Stanford certainly would be attractive to Harbaugh, as well. That's six guys...we could end up with a couple more picks, but I seriously doubt any more than 6 would have a legitimate shot at making the roster, depending of course on who Baalke lets walk.
I disagree with this. The team will have several free agents that won't be coming back, they'll be looking at replacing 5, 6, 7 even 8 players, and that is before you address roster upgrades.
Leonard Davis-Likely Gone
I can see the 49ers adding draft picks at:
DE-At least 1
CB-At least 1
WR-At least 1
ILB-At least 1
FS-At least 1
NT-At least 1
OLB-At least 1
I can easily see 8 or 9 drafted rookies on this roster next year easy considering the volume of free agents they'll have to replace.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 6, 2013 at 13:39:23 ]