CK - Have to find a way to keep a franchise QB without paying him an asinine amount though
Crabtree - He's making $6 mill a year already cause of his crazy rookie deal so money isn't necessary an issue. He's #2 because we need to have a "dynamic duo" to build around for the next 5 years or so. Crucial to sustained offensive superiority.
Aldon - He's 3rd out of this list because of his numerous off-field issues. He is clearly the best pass rusher that the NFL has seen in a long time but that won't mean a lot if he hasn't turned himself around. Expect the niners to wait as long as they can before committing top, premier pass-rusher money to Aldon.
Then it becomes a an interesting list of players to pick from...... Miller, Culliver, Hunter, Kilgore basically the entire 2011 class was so good we need to seriously look at which pieces are expendable.
Miller may deserve to be considered over Hunter because a veteran FB in our offense should outweigh a #2 back, especially with James and Lattimore under contract for longer.
Kilgore will probably get an "Ian Williams" deal this spring (assuming we let Goodwin go) because it would be absurd go into the season with him as our starting center have him have an above average to monster year and have him leave after 1 year (doubt that happens but you never know).
Cully was all but guaranteed the #2 CB job over rogers before he tore his acl...he'll have to show he's back to form but I think he gets an extension AFTER next year.
I'm sad to say it because I literally jumped for joy when Hunter fell to us but I have to wonder how he fits in the long term plan since we have selected TWO rbs since we've picked him. He's outperformed his rookie year this year but was it because of his return from injury that we especially took away 25% of his carries this year? Right now Gore's potentially "final" contract ends the same year as Hunter(2014) so will we wait until the end of next year to give him money or what?
[ Edited by sfout on Jan 6, 2014 at 5:57 PM ]