Release - $5.92M in savings
Parys Haralson $2.87M
David Akers $3.05M
Trade - $7.5M in savings
Alex Smith to KC Chiefs for the 1st pick of the 3rd round
Ricky Jean-Francois NT/DE (4 year, $10M)
Tarvares Gooden - ILB (2 year, $2M)
Dashon Goldson - FS (5 year, $36M)
Delanie Walker - TE (3 year, $8M)
Isaac Sopoago - NT (1 year, $1.5M)
With the 2013 draft the Niners are in a unique position to draft depth since there are no dire needs at any position but a great need strengthen positions and provide freshness through rotation. I view some of these picks as future starters and with that in mind some of these prospects are very raw but given 2-3 years to develop I see a very strong draft. I wanted to draft the Dline of the future. Sopoago has rapidly declined and Justin Smith has hinted towards retirement after the 2013 season. With that in mind they will be training their replacements and I think the rookies will benefit from their experience.
With the 31st pick the Niners select Datone Jones the DE from UCLA.
At 6'4 280 pds he is the perfect size for a 3-4 DE. By training with Justin Smith and Mcdonald will put on the weight over the next 2 years to take over for Smith.
He has excellent speed and never gives up on the play. He always keeps his eyes on the QB. A very versatile player he can rush the edge but also press the middle and beat the guard. He will be a great pass rusher when he fully develops. The most exciting attribute about him is his ability to penetrate his gap. Guards are unable to contain his combination of speed and strength. He easily draws the double team and will lead to a numerical advantage on the edges for our pass rushing LBs
With the 63rd pick the 49ers select Brandon Williams the NT from Missouri Southern.
At 6'2 340 pds this guy is an immovable object in the middle. After watching the Senior Bowl I was fully convinced. This man could not be blocked out of the play even when it was the center and 2 guards trying. He lacks something in pass rushing but this is something that can be developed. I think we have a super raw product with Williams but his ability is so loud it smacks people in the faces. This is the kind of guy we need. With a guy like this anchoring the middle we can rush the entire line and not have to worry about anything making it past him in the middle. I'm not trying to sound like a broken record but this guy hasn't begun to show his true power. Missouri Southern didn't use him in the right way and he hasn't been trained by NFL trainers and coachs so his upside is unlimited.
With the 65td pick from Kansas City Chiefs the 49ers select Justin Hunter the WR from Tennessee.
At 6'4 200pds and a very lean build he has an exceptional reach. Some people would disagree with this pick based on his projection to the 3rd but this guy is simply to get to fall that far. His length is something our offense is missing. Crabtree and Davis have become masters at running underneath and edge routes but we need a WR that can stretch the field. He possesses that skill with his height but and after a year of NFL conditioning I think will come to see he will also out muscle corners. Combining all these factors to his exceptional ability to create yards after the catch and may become another 1000 yard receiver and future starter for the next 10 years. By far he my most favorite prospect in this years draft.
With the Carolina 3rd pick the 49ers selects Bacarri Rambo the FS from Georgia.
At 6'1 215 Rambo is the best of both worlds. I've watched much film Rambo. He has the physical attributes to play SS. He's a vicious tacklers and keeps his eyes on the play with the instincts to move up and bust up the carrier. Some of have said this could be a weakness because he will draw flags to easily but I see this as an advantage. His position at Georgia was FS but he plays like a SS. With Whitner and Goldson as a mentor I think they could bring the best out of kid and hopefully keep the kid out of trouble which is what led to his stock falling to 3rd. If not for disciplinary problems he would easily be gone in the 2nd round. Despite his hard nose he has excellent coverage ability and hawks the ball when its in the air.
With our 3rd round pick the 49ers select William Gholston DE from Michigan St.
6'6 278 He played as an edge rusher at Michigan state but his length and strength would make him perfect for a gap rusher in the 3-4. His frame will easily put on another 20 pounds in the next 2 years. He's a very exciting prospect if he pans out because they just don't make them his size. He easily moves around as well and uses his long arms to push off blocks. He can only get stronger and I think in a our one gap system this guy could be the future.
With our 3rd round comp pick the 49ers select Will Davis CB from Utah State.
5'11 186 he's extremely quick and in my opinion has the best coverage skill in this class but he's an awful tacklers and get's beaten physically, Strength training should help improve both of those areas.
With their 4th round pick the 49ers select David Quessenberry C from San Jose St.
Goodwin contract is up next season and I highly doubt the Niners resign him so they need to assure they have a replacement and don't have to spend on the market. At 6'5 298 Quessenberry has great length and can play in the guard spot. He did very well at the Senior bowl.
With the Colt's 5th round pick the 49ers select Michael Buchanan OLB from Illinois.
With the their 5th round pick the 49ers select Caleb Sturgis K from Florida.
24 of 28 in 2012. Consistently answered the call when his team needed him and playing for Florida team that couldn't score to save their lives this year you can guarantee it happened a lot. He was 22-26 in 2011. He was 3/3 beyond the 50 and 5/6 at 40-49 in 2012.
With our 6th round pick the 49ers select Brad Wing P from LSU.
With our 7th round pick the 49ers select Michael Dyer RB.
I heard he was entering the draft. He's worth a 7th round pick. Nothing more.
[ Edited by eonblue on Feb 18, 2013 at 11:24 PM ]