Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
A good d-line will cure our trouble on the back end! we need to pressure the QB and close the a-gap runs!
Exactly. Culliver is fine as a cornerback, but they do need another young corner to develop for the future. Brown is a free agent next year, he'll be looking for a raise, not all that sure I want him back. Ideally I'd like to see them go DE/NT/CB with their first 3 picks and then draft another cornerback towards the latter part of the draft as well.
They need to focus on the pass rush and the defensive line, they need to be able to generate a more consistent pass rush, they went too many games this year without having a pass rush to keep opposing QB's uncomfortable in the pocket, when you give an NFL QB as much time as the 49ers gave to guys like Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco, they will pick you apart, you could have 3 times healthy, prime Revis back there, you'll still get beat. Seattle's all-world secondary got toasted by Atlanta at times because they couldn't generate a pass rush.