It will be difficult to resign Boldin. I think the 49ers should offer a 1 year deal worth around $6M but no more years. He's a fantastic player but will be 34 and the Niners need more youth and speed on the outside.
Re-sign Donte Whitner to 2 year deal
It's important to bring Whitner back for continuity because there will be so much turnover in the defensive backfield. Front load the contract with some big guarantees in year 1 and then potentially release after the year if draftees develop quickly.
Re-sign Phil Dawson 2 year deal
Sign CB Nolan Carroll Dolphins
Long, strong and very fast Carroll is an under-the-radar FA who could be a real sleeper.
Sign WR Jacoby Ford Raiders
EXPLOSIVE kick/punt-returner who got lost in the Raiders shuffle.
Sign QB Kellen Clemens
Excellent backup can come in and win games in a pinch.
Trade RB LaMichael James for 5th Round Pick
Release CB Carlos Rogers
2014 NFL Draft
1st Round: WR Odell Beckham Jr. LSU 5'11" 208
Playmaker can come in and instantly threaten defenses; gives 49ers missing explosive element on perimeter.
2nd Round: S Deone Bucannon WSU 6'1" 216
Brutal hitter with good range, can learn the position and step in when Whitner goes; will be special teams ace from day 1.
2nd Round: OG/C David Yankey Stanford 6'5" 311
Powerful mauler on the inside can play OC or OG and good replacement for Goodwin.
3rd Round: CB Bashaud Breeland Clemson 6'0" 195
Extremely long corner with good speed; reminds me of Culliver. Raw but can become lockdown DB with some coaching up.
3rd Round: OLB Aaron Lynch South Florida 6'5" 248
Long, explosive pass rusher who is surprisingly stout against the run; can never have enough pass rushers and provides insurance if Aldon reverts back to bad habits.
3rd Round: ILB Shayne Skov Stanford 6'2" 245
Solid, not spectacular, but can come in and be steady presence inside from day 1 and tenacious special teamer.
4th Round: WR Martavis Bryant Clemson 6'5" 200
Long, lean and fast, Bryant instantly becomes 49ers top deep play threat and big redzone target. Not much of a route runner but he does possess Randy Moss-like raw tools.
5th Round: QB Logan Thomas Va Tech 6'5" 250
Developmental QB with all the tangible tools.
5th Round: CB Aaron Colvin Oklahoma 5'11" 186
Was a 2nd round pick before tearing ACL in Senior Bowl. Could be a big steal.
6th Round: S Jonathan Dowling Western Kentucky 6'3" 198
Early entrant was top recruit with all the physical tools. Can be standout special teamer and eventually compete with Bucannon for starting S spot next to Reid.
2014 49ers Roster
QB: Colin Kaepernick / Kellen Clemens / Logan Thomas
RB: Frank Gore / Marcus Lattimore / Kendall Hunter
FB: Bruce Miller
WR: Michael Crabtree / Odell Beckham Jr. / Quinton Patton / Martavis Bryant / Jacoby Ford
TE: Vernon Davis / Vance McDonald / Derek Carrier
OT: Joe Staley / Anthony Davis / Adam Snyder / Luke Marquardt
OG: Mike Iupati / Alex Boone / Joe Looney
C: David Yankey / Dan Kilgore
DE: Justin Smith / Ray McDonald / Tank Carradine / Tony Jerod-Eddie
NT: Ian Williams / Glenn Dorsey / Quinton Dial
OLB: Aldon Smith / Ahmad Brooks / Corey Lemonier / Dan Skuta / Aaron Lynch
ILB: Patrick Willis / Navorro Bowman / Shayne Skov / Nick Moody
CB: Tramaine Brock / Chris Culliver / Nolan Carroll / Bashaud Breeland / Darryl Morris / Aaron Colvin (IR)
S: Eric Reid / Donte Whitner / Deone Bucannon / C.J. Spillman / Jonathan Dowling
K: Phil Dawson
P: Andy Lee
LS: Kevin McDermott
KR/PR: Jacoby Ford
[ Edited by mike86 on Feb 9, 2014 at 8:37 AM ]