Resign/FA Additions: Anquan Boldin WR 2 year $10 million contract, Michael Whilhoite ILB, Kassim Osgood WR, Perish Cox CB, Phil Dawson K 1-2 years $2.5 million a year, Vince Young QB.
Cut/FA Departures: 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.
Trade: 49ers trade their 1st and 3rd round picks to Miami for the 19th pick overall.
1(19). Darqueze Dennard CB 5-11 197. Because Dennard isn't very fast and doesn't have great size I could see the combine hurting his stock, letting the 49ers trade up to grab him. He was voted the best CB in college for a reason. He would be an impact starter from day 1. He is very versatile in that he is great in man to man coverage, zone, and press coverage. Michigan State would just leave him on an island and shut down receiver after receiver.
2(55). Jarvis Landry 6-1 195. Landry is almost a carbon copy of Boldin. He can be the #4 receiver and learn from Boldin ultimately taking over for him in two years. Landry has a solidly-built frame with above average toughness and body strength. Good build-up speed with smooth quickness and body control. Strong cuts and controlled momentum down the field - very good catch-and-go receiver. Good depth and lean in his routes and won't slow down in his breaks - good patience and plays off defenders to create some room to work. Very strong hands capable of catching Kaep's fastballs.
2(62). Jimmie Ward SS 5-11 191. Ward was a 1st team All-American this year as he dominated from his safety spot. He is a lot like Earl Thomas in that he is a great cover safety that is capable of covering receivers in the NFL. Ward was a former corner turned safety. He is a bit undersized but he has great instincts and takes good angles when in run support. Lastly he has great ball skills. Look at this interception against Toledo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voAADRvTobk
3(94). Will Sutton DT 6-1 315. Sutton had a monster 2012 at ASU but there were question marks about his size (was 267lbs in 2012). He bulked up putting on a lot of weight (50lbs) for this past season and was a total disappointment. But if he slims down a bit he could be a steal. He has a short, compact build that gives him a natural leverage advantage over most NFL offensive linemen. Times the snap well, flashing an explosive burst to slip through gaps. Possesses quick feet, balance and lateral agility to avoid cut-blocks. Accelerates very quickly to close on the ball carrier. Possesses surprisingly strong and active hands to rip free from blocks and to rip away at the ball when he sees it exposed.
3(comp). Brian Stork 6-4 312. Stork is tenacious and technically-sound center whose awareness and reliability made him an underrated factor in Jameis Winston's Heisman campaign. Very good initial quickness, whether snapping the ball out of shotgun or the traditional exchange and turning to seal off defenders or releasing to block downfield. Shoots his hands into the chest plate of defenders and plays with his knees bent and butt down, maximizing his leverage. He can compete with Kilgore at starting center and provide depth at center and guard.
4(126). 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.
5(158). 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.
6(190). 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 6. The 49ers can redshirt him and bring him in to compete in 2015.
7(218). 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.
7(219). 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. He could be an IR stash for 2014.
7(220). 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 then replace Dahl as a backup and special teams player.
7(222). Trade for 2015 7th round pick.
53 Man Roster/Depth Chart:
QB: Kaepernick, Young, Bethel-Thompson
RB: Gore, Hunter, James, Lattimore
WR: Crabtree, Boldin, Patton, Landry, Osgood
TE: Davis, McDonald, Grimble
OT: Staley, Davis, Bykowski
OG: Iupati, Boone, Looney
C: Kilgore, Stork
DT: J. Smith, McDonald, Carradine, Sutton, TJE
NT: Dorsey, Williams, Dial
OLB: A. Smith, Brooks, Lemonier, Skuta
ILB: Willis, Whilhoite, Barrow, Moody
CB: Brock, Dennard, Culliver, Cox, Morris
FS: Reid, Dahl, Ventrone
SS: Ward, Spillman
ST: Lee, McDermott, Dawson
IR/PUP List: Navorro Bowman ILB, Aaron Colvin CB, Trey Millard FB/TE, Spencer Long OG, Nickoe Whitley FS