49ers lock up Kaep and Aldon who wont break the bank because Kaep had a down year and Aldon has had some off the field issues.
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, sign Will Blackmon CB
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.
Needs (in this order): S, CB, WR, C
Our biggest need at this point is safety. With Whitner leaving we need a starting caliber safety. Second I'd put cornerback as we will be loosing two starters but we will have Culliver back and I have us signing Will Blackmon a big physical corner. Then I would say receiver. People want the 49ers to draft 3 WR's but there wouldn't be any room for them. We just need to draft one solid receiver to take over for Boldin in two years. Lastly I would put center even though I believe Kilgore is capable of starting.
Trade our 1st (30) and 3rd round (77) to move up to pick 17 in the 1st round from the Cowboys.
Trade or 2nd (62) for a 2015 2nd and 4th round pick.
1(17). Ha Ha Clinton-Dix FS 6-1 208. Clinton-Dix changes directions fluidly and accelerates smoothly. He reads the quarterback's eyes well and breaks on the ball, showing a late burst to close downhill. He has good hands and shows vision and natural open-field running skills with the ball in his hands. Clinton-Dix anticipates the run well, attacking the line of scrimmage to make some impressive stops up close. With the loss of Whitner safety will be our biggest need and a Reid and Clinton-Dix safety combo will be dominant for years.
2(55). Davante Adams 6-2 216. A former high school basketball standout, Davante Adams possesses superior athleticism. His leaping ability is undeniable; Adams is a dangerous red-zone threat, always seeming to come down with jump balls. His body control is also a strong point. Adams routinely does an excellent job reading the ball in the air and making the right adjustments to put himself in position to make catches. His 102 catches for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns earned the Mountain West Freshman of the Year in 2012. For an encore he followed that up with 131 catches for 1719 yards and 24 TD in 2013! Compares to James Jones.
3(94). Brian Stork C 6-4 306. 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.
3(comp). EJ Gaines CB 5-11 194. Gaines sports a well-defined build for the position. The combination of his broad-shouldered, long-armed frame and very good overall athleticism makes him a tough draw for any pass-catcher. Has alternately lined up in press or off-man on most snaps, showing the fluid hips to turn and run with receivers, as well as very good lateral agility and balance and speed to burn. He anticipates routes well, under-cutting receivers to remain between them and the quarterback and has quick, active hands. Gaines is a reliable open-field tackler. Gaines' ability to avoid blockers and wrap securely make him a frequent blitz threat off the edge. He had a great game against OSU in the cotton bowl.
4(126). Josh Mauro DE 6-6 282. Broad-shouldered, country-strong defensive lineman whose versatility is sure to intrigue scouts operating for 4-3 and 3-4 teams alike. Lined up predominately at defensive end for the Cardinal but also saw action inside as a defensive tackle and even on the nose. Possesses good initial quickness off the snap and is very powerful, using his long arms and strong hands to stonewall would-be blockers and often shed them to be in position to make a play at the point of attack. Physical tackler who arrives with a thud and wraps his arms securely for the reliable takedown. Alert defender who gets his hands into passing lanes. High effort player who hustles down the line of scrimmage in an effort to make the play. Compares to Brett Keisel.
5(158). James White RB 5-10 206. LaMichael James says he wants out so we could possibly trade him and pick up White. He has great vision, agility, burst and surprising power. Gets to the second level quickly, and has better power than his size suggests because he keeps his legs churning and upper body squirming as he's being tackled. Attentive and competitive pass blocker. Good hands to reel in off-target throws and make defenders miss.
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). Stephen Morris QB 6-2 208. Quick athlete with elusive moves and excellent feel in the pocket to maneuver around the noise to keep plays alive. Sets up quickly in the pocket and stays balanced through his delivery, showing precise downfield vision and touch. Has improved substantially with his pre-snap recognition skills to find mismatches and understand where he wants to go with the football before the pocket collapses. All the arm strength needed for the next level.
7(222). 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.
53 Man Roster/Depth Chart:
QB: Kaepernick, Morris, Bethel-Thompson
RB: Gore, Hunter, Lattimore, White
WR: Crabtree, Boldin, Adams, Patton, Osgood
TE: Davis, McDonald, Celek
OT: Staley, Davis, Bykowski
OG: Iupati, Boone, Looney
C: Stork, Kilgore
DT: J. Smith, McDonald, Carradine, Mauro, TJE
NT: Dorsey, Williams, Dial
OLB: A. Smith, Brooks, Lemonier, Skuta
ILB: Willis, Whilhoite, Moody
CB: Brock, Culliver, Gaines, Blackmon, Cox, Morris
FS: Clinton-Dix, Dahl, Ventrone
SS: Reid, Spillman
ST: Lee, McDermott, Dawson
IR/PUP List: Navorro Bowman ILB, Aaron Colvin CB, Trey Millard FB/TE, Spencer Long OG, Nickoe Whitley FS