Originally posted by LottOfDefense:
3. CB - nickleback
More of a chance of resigning;
Boldin > Brown or Rogers (restructure) > Whitner
This can all change very fast due to FA
While Whitner is a larger prioirty than Brown, Whitner is going to have a lot larger market than Brown. Bown may have to accept a 1 year deal to prove his worth on the open market after the injury and benching in front of Brock, until Rogers got injured. Whitner is gone unless he takes considerable less to stay with SF and at 28 it is his last chance to get that big long contract. Plus you have to consider they may restructure Rogers contract for a lot less.
Goodwin is gone and they can go with a youth movement within the organization and/or draft a center.
Rookie WR most likely is the 4th WR unless Boldin bolts.
If FA goes as most speculate, the 9ers may need a starting SS, C, and nickle back. Given Baalke's draft history where he moves up for players of need that fit his system, I think he may move up in the 1st for Dixon or Pryor, while going after the C that best fits his system. 2nd and 3rd round is when the 1st playmakers will get drafted IMO.
The way things are shaping up that is pretty much it, We have 7 picks in the 1st 4 rounds. Assuming we don't trade any of them I would like to see:
2 CB's, SS, Center, WR deep threat. Leaving 2 more picks
We could get a 2nd WR maybe with return abillty, A DT to rotate in and projected eventually to start
We could also consider an ILB in case Bowman starts the year on the pup list. Wilhoite is a restricted free agent so he could be his eventual replacement while adding depth till Bowman's back. Maybe even a QB with the 4th rounder if they choose to go rookie back up.