I'll summarize it up with this: (If you want explanations you can read below)
1st Round, 2nd Round, 1st 3rd Rounder
: I expect CB, SS and WR to be our 1st 3 picks (in any order). Then another CB.
2nd 3rd Rounder & Goldson Comp
: 2 of the following: WR, DE, 3rd T, C/G Combo (Or Trade 2nd 3rd Rounder)
4th and 5th
: Pick 2 options not taken with 2nd 3rd/Goldson Comp.
6 and (4) 7s
: 3rd QB, Kicker? Other Depth? or Use to trade up earlier in rounds.
CB - I see Brown leaving for more money as he has gotten underpaid for probably 3-4 years now. I see Rogers being asked to take a pay cut. I'm not confident he will and if he doesn't he could be gone. I see either Cox or Brock being back. Morris has a shot at #5 or 6 now with Cooper being gone. Depending on if Brown and/or Rogers is back I think we take a CB in the 1st or with the Chiefs 2nd. Then I could see us taking one in the 3rd and one in the late rounds. So I expect 2-3 CB's.
SS - Whitner I would move on from even if he plays better. Only way I'd want him back if he'd come back for like 1 year for vet min to mentor/compete for a starting job. I don't see him coming back for that and knowing him he still thinks he can start so won't want to mentor. He's doing a good job of mentoring Reid but Reid was never competing with him. I see him getting 2-4 years and better money elsewhere. I'd pick a SS in the 1st or with KC's 2nd (CB with the other pick). Even though I say pick a SS I wouldn't mind if we picked a FS and converted him to SS. I'd like the SS to be able to cover rather than be a guy who can tackle but can't cover. We have a front 7 that's solid against the run and I'd rather have a SS who can cover backs, TEs, WRs than stop the run. Doesn't mean I don't want him to be able to tackle though. Also, maybe we take another S late although Ventrone and Dahl are signed for next year.
WR - Again, will depend on who is back. If Boldin and Manningham are back I'd probably just go 1 WR with our 2nd 2nd rounder or one of our 3rd. I'd go with a deep threat which we haven't had in awhile. If Boldin and Manningham aren't back I think about a WR in the 1st or with our 1st 2nd instead of CB or SS. Either way I think CB, SS and WR should be our 1st 3 picks. If just one is back then they will likely be the #2 along with Crabtree and Patton would be 3, Baldwin 4, Harper 5, Rookie 6 until he is ready. Or the rookie would be #5 if Harper is going to be our 3rd TE. So I see us taking 1 or 2 WRs. If Boldin/Manningham are gone I get probably 1 deep threat and 1 possession (although not a really slow one). Probably in round 2 or 3 and then another one in round 4.
C - I think they see Kilgore as the center of the future. If he isn't we might have to use our 2nd 2nd rounder or 3rd round pick on one to compete with him.
Then Depth Rounds 3 or 4 through 7:
OL - I think Marquardt has a spot to win the 3rd T next year. Could also draft one as high as the late 3rd or 4th. I think Snyder will be back. Depth chart could look like: Staley, Iupati, Kilgore, Boone, Davis.... Snyder... Marquardt, Bykowski or Rookie (3rd T), Looney or rookie C/G (Backup C/G). We could kill 2 birds with 1 stone if we wanted by taking a C/G versatile guy in round 3 or 4 who would compete with Kilgore while still getting reps at G and if he lost would be backup C and backup G. If he wins would be starting C and Kilgore goes to backup C/G.
DE - I see an open spot with Dobbs and possibly TJE gone. I think McDonald, Dorsey, Justin, Carradine, Williams, Dial, rookie. So the 6 we have now and a rookie as high as the 3rd round. Maybe we turn Williams back into a DE if Dorsey and Dial are doing well at NT. Would put us in better shape with Carradine and Williams as backup DE's. If not we definitely need another DE.
3rd QB - McCoy or Skelton will be gone after this year. Maybe both. Will need a 3 or maybe 2 as well.
K? - Haven't drafted one since 02. Seems unlikely as we like vets (or Dawson back) but maybe.
If we get a Goldson comp we will probably trade one of other 2 3rd rounders. Can't trade comp picks of course. I'll throw it out there that I normally am not a big fan of giving up a lot of picks to get a high 1st. I'd rather not give up both 2nds, 2 3rds and our 1st for a mid round 1st because we will have holes to fill for the future. Not sure all that is worth a super star. Just have to keep hitting with our picks. However, if we do want to go that route this would be the year as we are loaded with picks.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 7, 2013 at 9:24 PM ]