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How many draft picks actually make the 53 man roster?

The point is that there needs to be a lot of low paying players to compensate for the star players who make tons of money. So there is approximately a 20 player turnover each year. So the draft is the fountain that brings the players in and then competition and attrition takes care of many of the players. So without the draft, and good pool of talent, the team does not play well.
At least five maybe as many as seven.
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
The 49ers used our 7th rounds picks poorly last year. We should only draft players who if they play in preseason as well as expected have a roster spot available to them. A bust is a bust in any round and can happen with any pick. There is also always a chance a UDFA surprises and takes the spot but that can happen with any pick as well and you still end up with a good player.

I hope we use our late picks wiser this year. Draft players we still have a spot open for or pup list guys like Spencer Long or Trey Millard or Aaron Colvin or trade the picks for 2015 picks a round earlier.

Roster spots: 2 WR, 2 CB, 1 S, 1 C/G, 1 ILB, 1 PR/KR

There is also potential for:
1 top quality DL, we have plenty of depth
1 potential 3rd TE upgrade or FB/HB type
1 top quality OLB ,depth now and potential successor to Ahmad Brooks in 2-4 years


I agree. What is the point of having 7th round picks if they have no chance to make the roster no matter how well they play?

Exactly. Marcus Cooper had a lot of potential last year. 7th rd pick. Played as well as we could have hoped in preseason. They cut him and wanted to put him on the practice squad but the chiefs nabbed him up. I think that whole mess with BJ Daniels last year was just a smoke screen to try and get him on the practice squad and it failed. The player they replaced him with was cut in a week. I think they intended to cut his replacement before they signed him and were just using him as an excuse to cut Daniels and try and stash him on the PS and create another roster spot.

3 7th rd picks and we got 1 practice squad player out of it. What a waste.
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Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
The 49ers used our 7th rounds picks poorly last year. We should only draft players who if they play in preseason as well as expected have a roster spot available to them. A bust is a bust in any round and can happen with any pick. There is also always a chance a UDFA surprises and takes the spot but that can happen with any pick as well and you still end up with a good player.

I hope we use our late picks wiser this year. Draft players we still have a spot open for or pup list guys like Spencer Long or Trey Millard or Aaron Colvin or trade the picks for 2015 picks a round earlier.

Roster spots: 2 WR, 2 CB, 1 S, 1 C/G, 1 ILB, 1 PR/KR

There is also potential for:
1 top quality DL, we have plenty of depth
1 potential 3rd TE upgrade or FB/HB type
1 top quality OLB ,depth now and potential successor to Ahmad Brooks in 2-4 years


I agree. What is the point of having 7th round picks if they have no chance to make the roster no matter how well they play?

Exactly. Marcus Cooper had a lot of potential last year. 7th rd pick. Played as well as we could have hoped in preseason. They cut him and wanted to put him on the practice squad but the chiefs nabbed him up. I think that whole mess with BJ Daniels last year was just a smoke screen to try and get him on the practice squad and it failed. The player they replaced him with was cut in a week. I think they intended to cut his replacement before they signed him and were just using him as an excuse to cut Daniels and try and stash him on the PS and create another roster spot.

3 7th rd picks and we got 1 practice squad player out of it. What a waste.

I"m still pretty bummed about losing BJ Daniels to the Seattle SeaRoids. With BJ and Marcus on our team, that 7th round squad is strong. But even then, they would not have played much with our strong depth and front line personnel. I think McBeat got it right, there is several spots open on this team because of free agent losses, age, and injuries.

Don't forget we got some good undrafted free agents in prior years, that helped us get over a disastrous 2012 draft. My hope is that getting good undrafted free agents continue so that we can develop good depth and trade depth for draft picks (a la Alex Smith, Cam Johnson, and colin Jones). Having good depth can even help us trade unusable 4rth/5th/6th round picks for higher round picks next year.
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
The 49ers used our 7th rounds picks poorly last year. We should only draft players who if they play in preseason as well as expected have a roster spot available to them. A bust is a bust in any round and can happen with any pick. There is also always a chance a UDFA surprises and takes the spot but that can happen with any pick as well and you still end up with a good player.

I hope we use our late picks wiser this year. Draft players we still have a spot open for or pup list guys like Spencer Long or Trey Millard or Aaron Colvin or trade the picks for 2015 picks a round earlier.

Roster spots: 2 WR, 2 CB, 1 S, 1 C/G, 1 ILB, 1 PR/KR

There is also potential for:
1 top quality DL, we have plenty of depth
1 potential 3rd TE upgrade or FB/HB type
1 top quality OLB ,depth now and potential successor to Ahmad Brooks in 2-4 years


I agree. What is the point of having 7th round picks if they have no chance to make the roster no matter how well they play?

Exactly. Marcus Cooper had a lot of potential last year. 7th rd pick. Played as well as we could have hoped in preseason. They cut him and wanted to put him on the practice squad but the chiefs nabbed him up. I think that whole mess with BJ Daniels last year was just a smoke screen to try and get him on the practice squad and it failed. The player they replaced him with was cut in a week. I think they intended to cut his replacement before they signed him and were just using him as an excuse to cut Daniels and try and stash him on the PS and create another roster spot.

3 7th rd picks and we got 1 practice squad player out of it. What a waste.

I"m still pretty bummed about losing BJ Daniels to the Seattle SeaRoids. With BJ and Marcus on our team, that 7th round squad is strong. But even then, they would not have played much with our strong depth and front line personnel. I think McBeat got it right, there is several spots open on this team because of free agent losses, age, and injuries.

Don't forget we got some good undrafted free agents in prior years, that helped us get over a disastrous 2012 draft. My hope is that getting good undrafted free agents continue so that we can develop good depth and trade depth for draft picks (a la Alex Smith, Cam Johnson, and colin Jones). Having good depth can even help us trade unusable 4rth/5th/6th round picks for higher round picks next year.

Last year we used our 7th rd picks for camp competition. We will bring them in and take a look. We have 3 more 7th rd picks this year. I hope we do better. What good does it do to trade Cam Johnson and Colin Jones and Parys Haralson if you end up with nothing in the end? Having good depth gives us the opportunity to trade picks for future picks a round earlier and gain value for the long haul. Or we can use them to trade up and get higher rated players earlier in the draft or we can draft pup list players who will red shirt for a year. If we use those picks to draft players it should be players we believe will make the team.

In the days of Bill Walsh and Joe Montana 7th rd picks were mid round picks. These are good picks. There is talent in the 7th round and beyond.
About 4 I'd say. There is not much room on this roster. Which is why we should trade up for quality instead of quantity. Maybe 2 times. Get a higher 1st. And maybe deal up in the 2nd for a higher better 2nd also. Of course this would give up some picks. But who cares? I would much rather have quality on this team than bench warming quantity. We have enough depth anyway. We need to fill positions of need with quality.

The other option is trade a few picks for picks next year which Baalke sometimes tries to do. Also not a bad idea. It would stockpile some picks for us for next year rather than going for broke this year.
Originally posted by pd24:
I can see 6 or 7 make the team and 2 or 3 medical-redshirt types. I think all 7 of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round picks make it. I see 2 WR's, 2CB's, 1 SS/FS, 1 DL, and 1 LB or OL making the team. We also have Tank and Lattimore coming back and Dial should also make it. We could have 9 or 10 new guys on the team.


I agree with this..only thing id change is a DL making it..we have a lot of depth at the postion smith,mcdonald,dorsey,carradine,tje,williams,dobbs,dial,okoye..if anything we take a DL n redshirt him..like carradine this year..id replace a DL making the team with TE to challenge McDonald for 2nd TE..i really like Lyerla in the late rounds..
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Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Exactly. Marcus Cooper had a lot of potential last year. 7th rd pick. Played as well as we could have hoped in preseason. They cut him and wanted to put him on the practice squad but the chiefs nabbed him up. I think that whole mess with BJ Daniels last year was just a smoke screen to try and get him on the practice squad and it failed. The player they replaced him with was cut in a week. I think they intended to cut his replacement before they signed him and were just using him as an excuse to cut Daniels and try and stash him on the PS and create another roster spot.

3 7th rd picks and we got 1 practice squad player out of it. What a waste.
I think this nails the dilemma we have with 7th round picks. In most cases, no matter how well they play, they won't make the 53, and they will get poached by other teams before they make the practice squad. For this reason, I think something like 5+7+7+7 for a 4th that makes the team is better than getting nothing. If we fail at that, I think we have to start considering bad trades, because something is better than nothing. Maybe trade a 7th this year for a 7th next year (normally it is worth a 6th).

I also think we are going to have a harder time getting down to 53 this year. We have 3 redshirt/medical players that will be hopefully joining the 53 man roster this year. That was not an issue we had the previous year. So personally, I hope the 49ers trade up very high in the draft (ideally for Watkins) so that they only have a few players joining the team who are likely to win roster spots.
Originally posted by fryet:
I think this nails the dilemma we have with 7th round picks. In most cases, no matter how well they play, they won't make the 53, and they will get poached by other teams before they make the practice squad. For this reason, I think something like 5+7+7+7 for a 4th that makes the team is better than getting nothing. If we fail at that, I think we have to start considering bad trades, because something is better than nothing. Maybe trade a 7th this year for a 7th next year (normally it is worth a 6th).

I also think we are going to have a harder time getting down to 53 this year. We have 3 redshirt/medical players that will be hopefully joining the 53 man roster this year. That was not an issue we had the previous year. So personally, I hope the 49ers trade up very high in the draft (ideally for Watkins) so that they only have a few players joining the team who are likely to win roster spots.

I don't think 3 late 7ths gets us from a late 5th up to the 4th round (even the late 4th round). Our 7th round picks are 10 or so comp picks away from being free agents. I just don't see a team giving up a 4th round pick for a late 5th and a few players who have a good shot at being free agents and likely aren't much better prospects than the players who just miss being drafted. I also think there is no chance a team gives us a future 6th round straight up for a very late 7th round pick this year. For an early-mid 7th round pick sure, but sometimes I feel like fans overestimate the value of their players or picks. Trading the 29th pick in the 7th for a future 7th on a bad team would be a great trade for us because we don't have the spots for then anyways. I don't know if the depth of this class extends all the way to the 7th round but if other teams think so maybe they would offer a 6th next year.
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Originally posted by eastcoast49ersfan:
Originally posted by fryet:
I think this nails the dilemma we have with 7th round picks. In most cases, no matter how well they play, they won't make the 53, and they will get poached by other teams before they make the practice squad. For this reason, I think something like 5+7+7+7 for a 4th that makes the team is better than getting nothing. If we fail at that, I think we have to start considering bad trades, because something is better than nothing. Maybe trade a 7th this year for a 7th next year (normally it is worth a 6th).

I also think we are going to have a harder time getting down to 53 this year. We have 3 redshirt/medical players that will be hopefully joining the 53 man roster this year. That was not an issue we had the previous year. So personally, I hope the 49ers trade up very high in the draft (ideally for Watkins) so that they only have a few players joining the team who are likely to win roster spots.

I don't think 3 late 7ths gets us from a late 5th up to the 4th round (even the late 4th round). Our 7th round picks are 10 or so comp picks away from being free agents. I just don't see a team giving up a 4th round pick for a late 5th and a few players who have a good shot at being free agents and likely aren't much better prospects than the players who just miss being drafted. I also think there is no chance a team gives us a future 6th round straight up for a very late 7th round pick this year. For an early-mid 7th round pick sure, but sometimes I feel like fans overestimate the value of their players or picks. Trading the 29th pick in the 7th for a future 7th on a bad team would be a great trade for us because we don't have the spots for then anyways. I don't know if the depth of this class extends all the way to the 7th round but if other teams think so maybe they would offer a 6th next year.
I just used it as an example. You may be right for the current draft valuation used by most teams. There was some analysis done a couple of years ago, and it was determined that high picks were overvalued and low picks undervalued. So if I was the GM for a team that needed a large infusion of talent (Jacksonville/Raiders), I would happily trade even a high 4th for 4 lower round draft picks. Regardless, even if we just use the 3 7th to jump up higher in the 5th round, it would still be trading something that is worthless to us for something that is.
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Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
The 49ers used our 7th rounds picks poorly last year. We should only draft players who if they play in preseason as well as expected have a roster spot available to them. A bust is a bust in any round and can happen with any pick. There is also always a chance a UDFA surprises and takes the spot but that can happen with any pick as well and you still end up with a good player.

I hope we use our late picks wiser this year. Draft players we still have a spot open for or pup list guys like Spencer Long or Trey Millard or Aaron Colvin or trade the picks for 2015 picks a round earlier.

Roster spots: 2 WR, 2 CB, 1 S, 1 C/G, 1 ILB, 1 PR/KR

There is also potential for:
1 top quality DL, we have plenty of depth
1 potential 3rd TE upgrade or FB/HB type
1 top quality OLB ,depth now and potential successor to Ahmad Brooks in 2-4 years


I agree. What is the point of having 7th round picks if they have no chance to make the roster no matter how well they play?

Exactly. Marcus Cooper had a lot of potential last year. 7th rd pick. Played as well as we could have hoped in preseason. They cut him and wanted to put him on the practice squad but the chiefs nabbed him up. I think that whole mess with BJ Daniels last year was just a smoke screen to try and get him on the practice squad and it failed. The player they replaced him with was cut in a week. I think they intended to cut his replacement before they signed him and were just using him as an excuse to cut Daniels and try and stash him on the PS and create another roster spot.

3 7th rd picks and we got 1 practice squad player out of it. What a waste.

I"m still pretty bummed about losing BJ Daniels to the Seattle SeaRoids. With BJ and Marcus on our team, that 7th round squad is strong. But even then, they would not have played much with our strong depth and front line personnel. I think McBeat got it right, there is several spots open on this team because of free agent losses, age, and injuries.

Don't forget we got some good undrafted free agents in prior years, that helped us get over a disastrous 2012 draft. My hope is that getting good undrafted free agents continue so that we can develop good depth and trade depth for draft picks (a la Alex Smith, Cam Johnson, and colin Jones). Having good depth can even help us trade unusable 4rth/5th/6th round picks for higher round picks next year.

Last year we used our 7th rd picks for camp competition. We will bring them in and take a look. We have 3 more 7th rd picks this year. I hope we do better. What good does it do to trade Cam Johnson and Colin Jones and Parys Haralson if you end up with nothing in the end? Having good depth gives us the opportunity to trade picks for future picks a round earlier and gain value for the long haul. Or we can use them to trade up and get higher rated players earlier in the draft or we can draft pup list players who will red shirt for a year. If we use those picks to draft players it should be players we believe will make the team.

In the days of Bill Walsh and Joe Montana 7th rd picks were mid round picks. These are good picks. There is talent in the 7th round and beyond.
Exactly. I think that's why it has to be a trade up, that's going to happen to take advantage of the depth of this draft. I don't mind Baalke's strategy of stockpiling draft picks by trading down, if the next draft is a good strong one. I do mind it if we can get a starter with round 4, but we trade down to round 5 and end up wit a backup and next year the draft is weak for our extra pick.

I seriously want to avoid another 2012 draft where we didn't get any immediately productive players in the first four rounds other than LMJ. We need some productive DB's and WR's in this years draft or I think we're in danger of dropping into mediocrity this next year.
Originally posted by fryet:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Exactly. Marcus Cooper had a lot of potential last year. 7th rd pick. Played as well as we could have hoped in preseason. They cut him and wanted to put him on the practice squad but the chiefs nabbed him up. I think that whole mess with BJ Daniels last year was just a smoke screen to try and get him on the practice squad and it failed. The player they replaced him with was cut in a week. I think they intended to cut his replacement before they signed him and were just using him as an excuse to cut Daniels and try and stash him on the PS and create another roster spot.

3 7th rd picks and we got 1 practice squad player out of it. What a waste.
I think this nails the dilemma we have with 7th round picks. In most cases, no matter how well they play, they won't make the 53, and they will get poached by other teams before they make the practice squad. For this reason, I think something like 5+7+7+7 for a 4th that makes the team is better than getting nothing. If we fail at that, I think we have to start considering bad trades, because something is better than nothing. Maybe trade a 7th this year for a 7th next year (normally it is worth a 6th).

I also think we are going to have a harder time getting down to 53 this year. We have 3 redshirt/medical players that will be hopefully joining the 53 man roster this year. That was not an issue we had the previous year. So personally, I hope the 49ers trade up very high in the draft (ideally for Watkins) so that they only have a few players joining the team who are likely to win roster spots.

There are options. With the desire to win now so heavy in the NFL we have seen teams trade 1st round picks next year for a 2nd round pick this year. We could trade our 7th rd picks for future 6th rounders or 2 7ths for a 6th and a 7th next year from a team that drafts early. We could use them to move up in an earlier round to get better players with those picks. We could draft pup list guys like G Spencer Long who won't count against the 53 man roster or try and draft a player where we have an opening like a return specialist. We could even trade for a 6th rd pick in 2016 two years ahead as a last resort. But I hate seeing us draft players that barring a miracle will get waived in hopes of stashing them on the practice squad.
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
The 49ers used our 7th rounds picks poorly last year. We should only draft players who if they play in preseason as well as expected have a roster spot available to them. A bust is a bust in any round and can happen with any pick. There is also always a chance a UDFA surprises and takes the spot but that can happen with any pick as well and you still end up with a good player.

I hope we use our late picks wiser this year. Draft players we still have a spot open for or pup list guys like Spencer Long or Trey Millard or Aaron Colvin or trade the picks for 2015 picks a round earlier.

Roster spots: 2 WR, 2 CB, 1 S, 1 C/G, 1 ILB, 1 PR/KR

There is also potential for:
1 top quality DL, we have plenty of depth
1 potential 3rd TE upgrade or FB/HB type
1 top quality OLB ,depth now and potential successor to Ahmad Brooks in 2-4 years


I agree. What is the point of having 7th round picks if they have no chance to make the roster no matter how well they play?

Exactly. Marcus Cooper had a lot of potential last year. 7th rd pick. Played as well as we could have hoped in preseason. They cut him and wanted to put him on the practice squad but the chiefs nabbed him up. I think that whole mess with BJ Daniels last year was just a smoke screen to try and get him on the practice squad and it failed. The player they replaced him with was cut in a week. I think they intended to cut his replacement before they signed him and were just using him as an excuse to cut Daniels and try and stash him on the PS and create another roster spot.

3 7th rd picks and we got 1 practice squad player out of it. What a waste.

I"m still pretty bummed about losing BJ Daniels to the Seattle SeaRoids. With BJ and Marcus on our team, that 7th round squad is strong. But even then, they would not have played much with our strong depth and front line personnel. I think McBeat got it right, there is several spots open on this team because of free agent losses, age, and injuries.

Don't forget we got some good undrafted free agents in prior years, that helped us get over a disastrous 2012 draft. My hope is that getting good undrafted free agents continue so that we can develop good depth and trade depth for draft picks (a la Alex Smith, Cam Johnson, and colin Jones). Having good depth can even help us trade unusable 4rth/5th/6th round picks for higher round picks next year.

Last year we used our 7th rd picks for camp competition. We will bring them in and take a look. We have 3 more 7th rd picks this year. I hope we do better. What good does it do to trade Cam Johnson and Colin Jones and Parys Haralson if you end up with nothing in the end? Having good depth gives us the opportunity to trade picks for future picks a round earlier and gain value for the long haul. Or we can use them to trade up and get higher rated players earlier in the draft or we can draft pup list players who will red shirt for a year. If we use those picks to draft players it should be players we believe will make the team.

In the days of Bill Walsh and Joe Montana 7th rd picks were mid round picks. These are good picks. There is talent in the 7th round and beyond.
Exactly. I think that's why it has to be a trade up, that's going to happen to take advantage of the depth of this draft. I don't mind Baalke's strategy of stockpiling draft picks by trading down, if the next draft is a good strong one. I do mind it if we can get a starter with round 4, but we trade down to round 5 and end up wit a backup and next year the draft is weak for our extra pick.

I seriously want to avoid another 2012 draft where we didn't get any immediately productive players in the first four rounds other than LMJ. We need some productive DB's and WR's in this years draft or I think we're in danger of dropping into mediocrity this next year.

2012 was an a bad draft. It can happen to anyone. A J Jenkins is a physically gifted WR. He busted out because of a lack of heart and being mentally prepared for the NFL. Sucks. LMJ was drafted as insurance. We had Gore and Hunter splitting time and if 1 got hurt we would be in trouble. Eventually Hunter was injured and LMJ filled in very well for him. We also had no idea Gore would still be going strong to this day. Throw in Looney for OL depth if Jenkins pans out it's not such a bad draft. Everybody has draft busts. Green Bay and Mandarich.......

We should end up with 7 picks in the 1st 4 rounds of a very deep draft. Hopefully we use them wisely. And Hopefully we just don't waste our later round picks.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
About 4 I'd say. There is not much room on this roster. Which is why we should trade up for quality instead of quantity. Maybe 2 times. Get a higher 1st. And maybe deal up in the 2nd for a higher better 2nd also. Of course this would give up some picks. But who cares? I would much rather have quality on this team than bench warming quantity. We have enough depth anyway. We need to fill positions of need with quality.

The other option is trade a few picks for picks next year which Baalke sometimes tries to do. Also not a bad idea. It would stockpile some picks for us for next year rather than going for broke this year.

This
Isn't THIS a fantastic question/post. Before we even consider how many draftees will make the 53, 46, etc. take a look at all these players who are expected to make huge jumps this year and compete for starting positions (by positions):

Cook, Chris - Will be competing for an outside CB position to back up Culliver/Brock/Wright
Morris, Darryl - Will be competing with a slot CB in this year's draft for a starting role
Wright, Eric - Already the #3 and will have a full off season to hit the ground running
Dial, Quinton - Currently the #3 and may be worked into the slot more. If not, he'll have to work hard against a blue-chip X or Z WR
Okoye, Lawrence - Expected to make a big jump this off season
Carradine, Tank - High expectations for this man and he's hungry
Jerod-Eddie, Tony - Played very well last year and may even push Dobbs off the roster
Dobbs, Demarcus - Tendered but may not even make the team with our depth!
Debniak, Alex - Was looking like the backup to Miller in the pre season until he got hurt and went on I.R. Watch this one closely! We needed a true backup FB badly last year.
Kilgore, Daniel (2nd year/1st-year starter) - Already slated to be out starting C and compete with Looney.
Looney, Joe - Played well at RG in spot-duty last year and is expected to make big strides. Iupati, look out.
Fleming, Darius (ILB?) - May be looked to move inside but came out of college as a pass rush specialist. And we haven't given up on him yet.
Lemonier, Corey - Already a great start last year and will be expected to step up even more this year
Moody, Nick - The FO liked this kid and with Bowman out, he'll be leaned on heavily to step up this off season
Skuta, Dan - Is already our #3 OLB and very good ST and will only get better
Wilhoite, Michael - Played well for Willis and now, we expect him to play great for Bowman
Williams, Ian - Welcome back kid. Now you get to face a starting competitoion with Dorsey and split time with him
Seymour, Ryan - Hearing good things about this guy
Schmidt, Colton (Andy had a poor year last year by his standards) - Will push Andy this year again
Gabbert, Blaine - Will be expected to becoome a viable backup this year
Hampton, Jewel - Love this guy; could surprise everyone while Lattimore gets his playing-game back
Hunter, Kendall - Underused, as always
James, LaMichael - Underused, as always
Lattimore, Marcus - We all have big hopes for Marcus!
Spillman, C.J. - An excellent ST but also may fit the "FS" role well which is important in today's game (vs. the SS role)
Bykowski, Carter - Meh; dude looked horrible last off season and I doubt he'd beat out Marquardt and Martin and Snyder
Marquardt, Luke - Already heard great thisngs about his progress last year
Carrier, Derek - Same here; watch out Celek! We could have our next Delanie Walker
Celek, Garrett - Is gong to have a heck of a time
McDonald, Vance - Coaches already said they plan to incorporate him more into the passing game!
Baldwin, Jon - Is expected to make big strides like Wright with a full off season and some experience in our systems. This is his last shot but will have huge competition thanks to the draft.
Patton, Quinton - Man, is this guy hungry or what?

Read more at http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/177689-reason-and-emotion/page7/#8Ol9C9jMZKYpmcwX.99

So, in just about every position, we're 2 and 3-deep already with proven talent and expected growth in year 2. I don't even know who in this year's draft class is going to crack the 53, let alone the 46 let alone who will get some real playing time. This draft will most likely focus on "quality" and will be developed for 2015 and 2016 starting roles.