In a nutshell, ROT, Return Specialist(RS), a more dominant pass rusher, a SS/FS, a CB and LOG as I believe Baas is gone next year.
First, we need to fix at the bare minimum our RT spot. There are some seriously good options in the draft next year with Trent Williams heavily compared to Brian
Bulaga. Either of these two would be awesome, but Williams projects more as a true RT. Still on the OL, there is Mike Iupati, OG, who is being compared to Hutchinson from the Vikes. Both Williams and Iupati have been said to have what it takes to make it to the Pro Bowl. Either or both would be awesome in the first.
After OT, RS has to be next. That can come in many different ways. My first choice is CJ Spiller as he is the #1 prospect at RB and RS, two for one, but also has the best hands out of the backfield--Think Roger Craig with speed and return abilities. Then, there are many others within all rounds it seems so getting better value could be had later with guys like McCluster, Cox, Arenas, Banks, Holliday...the list is quite huge.
This is a very strong safety class with excellent value in the second and especially the third rounds. The same can be said about CB.
We are but a few pieces away. More consistency and growth on offense with Alex Smith finally getting the same OC the next year, he can now extend the offense. I see our D just needing but one or two pieces to make it a top five D. Now, ST is another matter.
We have a new ST coach who hasn't coached it in 10 years. I am not worried about it as Shotty has proven himself worthy. I believe we will have two to four players changing on the squad replaced by rooks, IMO. We need more speed and better overall technique on ST.
We were a few plays away from going to the playoffs.
Above all else, consistency is the key!
[ Edited by ninertico on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:13:12 ]