Below is a list the 49ers restricted and unrestricted Free agents and random mocked draft possible replacements.
Note: Free Agency or Practice Squad candidates not taken into account as possible Roster replacements
RESIGNED: Michael Wilhoite ILB
Anquan Boldin WR
Phil Dawson K
MAYBE: Donte Whitner S: S: Deone Bucannon or Ahmad Dixon 2nd round
HIGHLY UNLIKELY/Chance to make roster: Tarell Brown CB or- CB Jaylen Watkins/Keith McGill/SJB 3rd round
Colt McCoy QB or- QB Connor Shaw 7th round/UDFA- likely veteran QB
Kassim Osgood WR or - WR Martavis Bryant 3rd round
Perrish Cox CB or- CB Pierre Desir 2nd round
GONE: Jonathan Goodwin C - G/C Weston Richburg 3rd round
Mario Manningham WR- WR: Odell Beckham 1st round
Eric Wright CB or- Chris Culliver
Anthony Dixon RB - Marcus Lattimore
Demarcus Dobbs DE- Tank Carridine
IR: Navorro Bowman for Ian Williams
NFI list: Will compete for Roster spot/Practice Squad (not guaranteed):
* Luke Marquardt
* Lawrence Okoye
* Darius Fleming
What I learned from this exercise:
1.) 49ers have more picks than roster spots. I only used first 3 rounds to fill roster spots and FREE Agency wasn't a factor except at Back-up QB.
2.) 1st 6 picks in first 3 rounds I drafted 2 WR's, 2 CB's, S and Lineman. Hit EVERY position of need, some 2x's. and still have 6 picks left. CRAZY!
2.) Supposed draft needs like DE/DT & RB are not needs with NFI list players healthy: Dial, Lattimore, Carridine, Okoye, consider them extra draft picks.
3.) There are little to no roster spots available meaning we will either cut a proven veteran Example: Dan Skuta or our mid-late round draft picks, trade and/or...
4.) 49ers WILL DRAFT INJURED PLAYERS TO REPLENISH NFI LIST AND STASH PLAYERS ON ROSTER- cry if you want but they did this last 2 drafts...
5.) Expect the following to be drafted or signed as UDFA: Aaron Murray, Aaron Colvin, Trey Millard, Spencer Long, Chris Whaley, Nickoe Whitley, etc.
6.) Who was excited about Bubba Ventrone making the team last year! I didn't cut ST players. Not exciting but Special Teams is important.
7.) I didn't cut back-ups who restructured their contracts: S Craig Dahl and WR Jon Baldwin. Restructuring makes them less likely to be cut, lowers salary cap.
49ers roster is compromised of Pro Bowlers, cheap solid proven veterans, talent/potential filled youngsters and solid Special Teamers/Back-ups. Thus, I will be SHOCKED if they 49ers don't trade up and make a HUGE splash! Expect a move up in the draft in the 1st or 2nd rounds or both.
I expect them to move up and draft CB Justin Gilbert or WR Brandin Cooks or Marquise Lee and/or move up in the 2nd to draft a top S/WR.
[ Edited by Garlicboy on Mar 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM ]