After that horrible injury to Bowman, now ILB potentially becomes a need. I'd be interested in seeing Skuta move inside, from what I've seen from Wilhoite, not too sure I'm sold on his ability to hold up long term and right now I'm expecting Bowman to be out for most of next season. The preliminary is an ACL but I'm afraid that the damage could be a lot worse than that. He was the 49ers best defensive player this season, hell, the best defensive player in the NFL and should get the DPOTY, no questions asked. You can't replace a guy like that, you just try and get by.
One guy that I think could come in and contribute right away, either in a platoon or as a backup, is Lamin Barrow from LSU. He's got a lot of great traits, a very smart, instinctual player on the field, he's always moving towards the ball, he has great instincts as a linebacker. He has some good speed, can play in coverage, very experienced and versatile guy who has played OLB and ILB at LSU. If nothing else, he could provide good depth and a possible stopgap until Bowman returns to reclaim his spot. His range right now is roughly 3rd-4th round.
*Yes, this is my way of coping somewhat, disappointing loss, felt like the 49ers had it, the injuries made the game seem almost secondary though. Sucks for both Bowman and Iupati.