Geek's Mock Plan V2.0
John Morton (fired) replaced with George Stewart (WR coach, Vikings).
- Stewart was the 49ers WR coach under Mooch. He's developed players like T.O., Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, and others. He could bring a new perspective on our passing game.
Ed Donatell (lands DC job) replaced with Eric Mangini (our offensive consultant)
-Our current DBs coach gets a DC job in the NFL. Mangini, already familiar with our team, lands the DB job.
Release: $10M in cap savings
Jonathan Baldwin - WR ($1.4M in savings)
Craig Dahl - S ($1.5M in savings)
Carlos Rogers - CB ($6.1M in savings)
Adam Snyder - OG ($1M in savings)
Restructure: $7M in cap savings
Vernon Davis - TE (2 year extension, $5M in 2014 savings)
Frank Gore - RB (Contract restructure, $2M in 2014 savings)
Resign: $12M in spending
Tramaine Brock - CB (4 year, $11M)
Donte Whitner - S (3 year, $14M)
Mario Manningham - WR (3 year, $7M)
Michael Wilhoite - LB (ERFA - $550k)
Eric Wright - CB (2 year, $1.75M)
Phil Dawson - K (1 year, $2M)
Free Agency : $9M in spending
Sidney Rice - WR (1 year, $2.5M; Cut from Seahawks)
*Low risk, high reward signing. Adds height and talent to our team. Developed under George Stewart.
Alex Mack - C (5 year, $32.5M; Free agent from Cleveland)
*Ah, the Eric Mangini connection. Mack locks up our center position for years to come.
NFL Draft -
R1: Darqueze Dennard - CB - Michigan State
*Dennard is a physical defender in the secondary with potential to be a shut down corner. We need that in our secondary.
(Trade 2nd and 4th to move up in 2nd round)
R2: Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon State
*Blazing speed to keep the defense honest. Crabs and Rice on the outside, Cooks and Manningham on the inside. Patton to rotate.
R2: Dion Bailey - S - USC (via Chiefs)
*A guy that can flex at FS and SS, Bailey will add security to our secondary and eventually replace Whitner at SS.
R3: Aaron Murray - QB - Georgia (via Titans)
*Take it from the Packers or Titans, when you starter goes down, you need a viable backup.
R3: Morgan Moses - OT/OG - Virginia
*This is a pick to secure the offensive line for the 2015 season. Moses has dominant strength and projects best as an RT in the NFL. But he can play LT, RG, and RT, and provides that flexibility in his first year.
R3: Andre Hal - CB - Vanderbilt (comp)
*Plays the ball well and has good measurables.
R5: Garrison Smith - NT/DE - Georgia
*Strong game against Florida. Generates a pass rush even with his massive frame. Great on-field presence, emotional leader.
(Trade 6th and 7th for early 6th round pick)
R6: Spencer Long - OG - Nebraska
*Starts on the NFI list, but should be able to compete for the guard job in 2015.
R7: Allen Hurns - WR - Miami (via Colts)
*A tall lanky WR that adds size to our corps.
R7: Keon Lyons - CB - Syracuse (via Saints)
*Out for 2013 with an injury, Lyons reminds me a bit of Marcus Cooper. Again, another NFI type guy that could be a mid-season replacement for an injured 49er.
R7: Ryne Giddins - DE/OLB - USF
*Another pass rusher to throw in the mix. Injury concerns, but enough talent to take a flyer on him.
Depth Chart -
ST: Dawson, Lee, McDermott
NFI: Long, Lyons
PS: Clay, Giddins, Okoye, Debniak, Jacobs, Thomas, Swanson, UDFA QB