Cut/FA Departures: Anquan Boldin WR, Carlos Rodgers CB, Donte Whitner SS, Mario Manningham WR, Jonathon Goodwin C, Jon Baldwin WR, Tarell Brown CB, Anthony Dixon RB, Colt McCoy QB, Adam Snyder OG, Demarcus Dobbs DT, Eric Wright CB.
Resign/ FA Additions: Michael Whilhoite ILB, Kassim Osgood WR, Perish Cox CB, Phil Dawson K, Tarvaris Jackson QB (Maybe we can learn a thing or two about Seattle).
The 49ers trade their 1st round pick for a high (top 8) 2nd and 4th round pick.
49ers trade Kendal Hunter for a 4th round draft pick. (We need to give Lattimore a chance to play and Hunter a chance to start)
2a. Jordan Mathews WR 6-3 209. Mathews is a very well rounded receiver with great hands. He is a great route runner and has a high football IQ. He is a lot like Crabtree with tremendous catching ability. He is capable of being the 49ers #2 receiver. NFL Comparison: James Jones
2b. Deone Bucannon SS 6-1 215. Bucannon is a big hitting safety with big play ability. Scouts have gone as far as compare him to Eric Berry. His ball skills will make him a great safety for the 49ers. He and Reid at safety will make a great safety combo for years to come. NFL Comparison: Eric Berry
2c. Kyle Fuller CB 6-0 194. Fuller is a big physical CB that is very aggressive in run and pass coverage. He has smooth hips and natural footwork. He is not the fastest corner but has great ball skills. He could be our #2 or 3 corner depending on how Culliver comes back. NFL Comparison: Antoine Winfield
3a. Pierre Desir CB 6-1 195. Desir is experience in both man to man press coverage and zone coverage. Has great length and fluid hips and is able to cover ground quickly. He has a nose for the ball but needs to improve tackling technique. With him and Fuller coming to the 49ers it will fix our huge need at CB.
3b. Donte Moncrief WR 6-2 226. Moncrief's thick frame, deceptive speed and smooth route running make him a nightmare for cornerbacks. He is sudden in his breaks, showing the ability to generate separation even against tight man coverage, and accelerates quickly, often leaving defenders in his dust on double-moves. He also has great hands. Moncrief has the potential to be a star in this league. NFL Comparison: Hakeem Nicks
3c. Dominique Easley DE 6-2 285. Easley is a first round talent that can drop to the third round due to injury. With Justin Smith and Ray McDonald getting up there in age Easley paired up with Carradine looks to be the future. Only thing is that he needs more weight in order to be a 3-4 DE/DT. NFL Comparison: Jay Ratliff
4a. Lamin Barrow ILB 6-1 232. Barrow's is an incredible athlete. However he does need to work on his technique. With some coaching Barrow can provide great depth at ILB, something we will most likely need as bowman probably wont return until midway through the season.
4b. Brett Smith QB 6-3 206. Smith is a better athlete than given credit with deceiving mobility and very quick feet to be elusive in the pocket and avoid pressure. He has good-enough height and has worked hard to bulk up his frame, spending considerable time in the weight room. Smith scans the field quickly, works through his reads and does an excellent job recognizing soft spots in coverage pre-snap. Gutsy competitor who plays the game of football with a chip on his shoulder and he'll win over NFL coaches with his attitude, work ethic and overall football passion.
4c. Tyler Larsen C 6-4 317. Larsen is a tall, barrel-chested center with surprising mobility. Good initial quickness off the ball. Can turn and seal off defenders in the running game, creating effective lanes. He can compete with Kilgore for the starting center position.
5. Aaron Colvin CB 6-0 192. Colvin is a physical corner with a tough-minded approach against the run and in coverage. He was the best corner at the senior bowl until he tore his ACL. A day 2 talent can now fall into the 49ers hands in round 5. The 49ers can redshirt him and bring him in to compete in 2015.
6. Xavier Grimble TE 6-5 250. Big receiving TE that can provide Kaepernick a big target in the red zone. He is not much of a blocker but a great receiver.
7a. Trey Millard FB/TE/WR 6-2 253. Millard is a very athletic and talented fullback. He has the athleticism and skills after the catch to be used in an H-Back role in the NFL. He's also a strong runner who knows how to get behind his pads and could serve as a goal line back. He was a projected 5th round pick but after tearing his ACL he isn't expected to get drafted. He could fulfill an Anthony Dixon/Delanie Walker type of role and be an IR stash for 2014.
7b. Spencer Long OG 6-4 315. Long is a very intelligent and experienced colligate player. He is very athletic as he pulls a lot for Nebraska's offense. He also has the size and strength to succeed in the NFL. He is another IR stash after tearing his ACL this season.
7c. Nickoe Whitley FS 6-0 205. Whitley is one of best playmakers at the safety position in the country with great ball skills. He is a massive impact hitter that is excellent in run support. He takes good angles to the ball also. Coming off ACL injury he will he an IR stash and replace Dahl as a backup and special teams player.
53 Man Roster/Depth Chart:
QB: Kaepernick, Jackson, Smith
RB: Gore, Lattimore, James
WR: Crabtree, Mathews, Patton, Moncreif, Osgood
TE: Davis, McDonald, Grimble
OT: Staley, Davis, Bykowski
OG: Iupati, Boone, Looney
C: Kilgore, Larsen
DT: J. Smith, McDonald, Carradine, TJE, Dial
NT: Dorsey, Williams
OLB: A. Smith, Brooks, Lemonier, Skuta
ILB: Willis, Whilhoite, Barrow, Moody
CB: Brock, Culliver, Fuller, Desir, Cox
FS: Reid, Dahl, Ventrone
SS: Bucannon, Spillman
ST: Lee, McDermott, Dawson
With only 50 players here the 49ers can get some veteran backups that can play special teams.
IR/PUP List: Navorro Bowman ILB, Dominique Easley DT, Aaron Colvin CB, Trey Millard FB/TE, Spencer Long OG, Nickoe Whitley FS
The reason why I don't have the 49ers trading picks to move up is because this draft is so deep with so many underclassmen. I fear next years draft is going to be weak. This draft will result in us not having many if at any holes in 2015 so we could trade those 2015 draft picks for 2016 picks and really load up high picks in 2016. Also by taking three very good and talented corners I believe at least one of them will be dominant in the future.
[ Edited by sLarsen7 on Jan 25, 2014 at 2:31 PM ]