Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Our needs at CB, S, and WR have not changed. Truth be told, if we get the right receivers and change our thinking offensively, we won't be so dependent on our defense to play at an all pro level week in and week out. I could see us bringing in a veteran however.
I don't expect a change in thinking on offense or defense. Harbaugh is still Harbaugh no matter who is on the team.
I do think we use a mid round pick on a LB. As others have said, he should be ready to play in a pro system. Doesn't have to be starter grade but at least a solid backup. LBs are usually good special teamers so it is never a bad idea to grab one if you think the value is right.
Latest reports on Bowman are not as dire as some first thought. He should be back by late October. In the meantime, Skuta and Wilhoite have proven to be decent players and should be able to do so again.