The Niners are basically loaded on both sides of the ball which puts them in the envious position of not necessarily having to draft for need. Instead they have the flexibility to stay true to their evaluations and grab the best talent on the board with an eye toward the future. In this instance it may be possible to land a player who will help in both the short and long-term. San Francisco's passing attack ranked near the bottom of the league last season and that was with Anquan Boldin, who is now in his mid-thirties, and Michael Crabtree, who is entering the final year of his contract. With nothing but question marks beyond those two it's imperative that the 49ers add a top young pass catcher (or two). USC WR Marqise Lee is an explosive athlete with excellent speed who is not only a big play waiting to happen but also relatively well-rounded and polished. Lee did not develop into the elite prospect that many envisioned early in his college career, in part due to a disappointing junior season, some durability issues and concerns about his hands. However, Lee would be a perfect compliment to Crabtree and Boldin and give the 49ers offense a dynamic, big play dimension that they are currently lacking. Other options at the position could include Brandin Cooks of Oregon St., Odell Beckham of L.S.U. and Kelvin Benjamin of Florida St. The Niners might also be in the market for a cornerback and while Kyle Fuller of Virginia Tech will likely be gone they could look at Bradley Roby of Ohio St. or Jason Verrett of T.C.U. San Francisco could stand to bolster their defensive line depth as well and potential fits include Notre Dame DT Louis Nix, Minnesota DE Ra'Shede Hageman and Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt. Keep an eye on outside linebacker too because Aldon Smith's off-the-field issues have left his future in doubt and they could consider adding insurance if not a replacement in the form of Kony Ealy of Missouri, Demarcus Lawrence of Boise St. or Dee Ford of Auburn. Also if any team can legitimately justify going the "Best Player Available" route it's the Niners.
#56 - BASHAUD BREELAND, CB, CLEMSON
Will require some patience and development but is a big, athletic and super aggressive cover guy.
#61 - ED STINSON, DE, ALABAMA
Prototypical five-tech to develop as a potential replacement for Justin Smith or Ray McDonald.
# 77 - TRENT MURPHY, OLB, STANFORD
A large, intense, physical, aggressive 'backer with a non-stop motor and incredible intangibles.
#94 - CHARLES SIMS, RB, WEST VIRGINIA
Frank Gore has a lot of miles on his tires and Kendall Hunter only has a year left on his contract.
#100 - AARON COLVIN, CB, OKLAHOMA
Might have gone much earlier if not for a knee injury but worth taking a chance on at this point.