Free Safety Position
1) Deshon Goldson: Has been a ball hawking safety, in TC in the past. This season he has shown flashes, but has still been inconsistent.
2) Nate Clement: There has been talk of sliding him over to FS. The Niner's CB's could use an upgrade, and Clement was inconsistent at CB prior to the injury. With Goldson showing signs of life, this could be a hot position battle in TC next year.
3) Draft: Eric Berry is the next big thing, but unless something crazy happens, he should probably be off the board. But IF the Niner's picked him up, they'd have Goldson, Clement, and Berry in the mix. Could someone please break down how that would work? Would the Niners either leave Clement at CB, or just cut him? With Goldson/Clement, do the Niner's really need to draft another FS, not to mention Reggie Smith, if he can ever stay healthy.
This is where I think the Niner's need the biggest upgrade. Lewis has concussion issues, and Roman isn't getting any younger. Both Lewis and Roman will probably be good for the short term, but it seems like if the Niners could find a big thumper that could be groomed to take over, it'd be a smart move.
Draft: The biggest name that I've seen is Taylor Mays, but I just do not see any reason to spend a draft pick that high on him. Are there any other SS's in this draft that would be an upgrade?
FA: IF the Niners took the cap hit and cut Lewis, are there any FA upgrades that'd be available?