Originally posted by CasBanaszek:
First off, I really like taking Dix and Beckham. A ball hawking free safety who needs cash and a game breaking WR and returner are just what this team needs. I'm a little surprised more mocks don't have more defensive linemen, but then I'm not knowledgeable enough to do my own mock so I'm counting on you guys.
So regarding drafting two CB's early, of Brooks, Culliver, Brown, and Wright, which CBs do the 49ers let go in your scenario? And why not help for the defensive line? Without Aldon Smith, the pass rush has been pathetic. Neither Justin nor Ray MacDonald are 90% of the snaps guys anymore (warriors, for sure, highest respect), maybe we can already pencil in Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial? IMO you put a top flight NT on this team and suddenly they Carolina-like, a fearsome front 7. If you were to lean that way, who would you suggest taking? Thanks for the effort!
Culliver and Rogers are on contract, the rest of our CBs are free agents. I'm assuming we can't re-sign both Brock and Brown, in order to re-sign them we would have to do a new contract with current players. Rogers is more likely if we want to keep him additional years. We just have too much money invested in our LBs to resign our corners
On defensive line, I'm penciling in Carradine/Dial for increased roles.
The problem is we have to start building our team with our salary cap in mind, we had more freedom in the past because players were replaceable. Crabtree, Gore, Aldon Smith, Iupati, and Kap are all FA's after 2014. Those are must re-sign guys (maybe let Gore go though?!?) and we have to save money do that. All 5 of those players IMO are more difficult to replace in the draft than Brock/Brown. Oh and Culliver is a FA after 2014 as well.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM ]