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If you could pick 10 current 49ers to keep long term, who are those 10?

Basically it's for the future, past 2016, so guys like Justin Smith, Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin shouldn't be included, unless you believe they should be.

Include guys already under contract, so Kap, Crabs, etc.... I would say also for players who have been established. So no Tank, Lattimore, etc.. Reid is fine because he had a great season. But Tank and Lattimore didn't play. Even though they would be right there around 11-15.

I think my ten would be.

QB Kaepernick
WR Crabtree
TE Vernon
RG Boone
RT Davis
OLB Aldon
OLB Brooks
ILB Bowman
ILB Willis
FS Reid

Just missed the cut, but are the next 6.

FB Miller (Thought of him as one of my top 10, but went with more prominent positions)
LG Iupati (I picked Boone because he is more versatile)
LT Staley (Might be the age, he isn't getting any younger, but he is still in his prime)
CB Brock
CB Culliver
LS McDermott (Yeah I love our new LS, I was wrong, lol.)

Would be if they played in 2013.

RB Lattimore
DE Carradine
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Willis
Bowman
Reid
Aldon Smith
Brooks
Staley
Anthony Davis
Iupati
Vernon
Crabtree

Kap would be 11. Actually I'd take Kap over Iupati.
Originally posted by 9ers:
Willis
Bowman
Reid
Aldon Smith
Brooks
Staley
Anthony Davis
Iupati
Vernon
Crabtree

Kap would be 11. Actually I'd take Kap over Iupati.

Pretty much the same. I would take Kap over Iupati as long as he develops more. If not, move on, we need a franchise QB, not someone who is medicore for 7 seasons, no offense to Alex. But we need a go to guy, someone who can make the right decisions. Kap can, but he needs to improve. The 2 INTs were bad sunday, never should of thrown those passes.
Kap
Crab
Vernon
Staley
Boone
Aldon
Bowman
Willis
Reid

I'm not sure how I feel about Davis and Iupati, if the salary cap allowed to keep both I would rather do that than start over. But Iupati has been having issues with injuries, and both can be inconsistent at times. But I know other teams have it far worse than we do on oline so it makes me want to keep them because it would be really hard to get an oline more consistent than this.
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Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Pretty much the same. I would take Kap over Iupati as long as he develops more. If not, move on, we need a franchise QB, not someone who is medicore for 7 seasons, no offense to Alex. But we need a go to guy, someone who can make the right decisions. Kap can, but he needs to improve. The 2 INTs were bad sunday, never should of thrown those passes.

The 4 LBs and Reid should be a lock on Defense. So that's 5 right there.

Vernon and Crabtree should be locks so that's 7.

I remember what it was like without Kap. If anyone leaves him off their list it's because the wound is still fresh.

Anyone from the OL should be considered besides Goodwin.
Kap
Crabs
Staley
Boone
Vance (still got high hopes for this kid)
Reid
Aldon
Bow
Cully (provided a full recovery)
Patton

I am thinking this is to see who to build around. I omitted studs like Willis and VD because I am scared of their physical decline in 2 years.
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Reid
Aldon
Bowman
Willis
Brooks
Boone
A. Davis
Staley
Crabtree
Kap
OLB- Aldon
OLB- Brooks
ILB- Bowman
SS- Whitner (have to keep him to add experience and continuity to the defensive backfield)
FS- Reid
QB- Kaepernick
WR- Crabtree
TE- V. Davis
LT- Staley
RT- Davis

*On the bubble*

ILB- Willis (Doesn't look as dominant as he once did)
LG- Boone
RG- Iupati
TE- McDonald
Colin Kaepernick
Aldon Smith
Michael Crabtree
NaVorro Bowman
Vernon Davis
Patrick Willis
Eric Reid
Joe Staley
Alex Boone
Ahmad Brooks

I'm thinking beyond the 2016 season as longterm.
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If we are thinking of the future, and I am a little unclear on when the future begins, I would not include any player who will be 30 years old or older next year.

I am going with 15 players.

1. Aldon Smith
2. Navarro Bowman
3. Patrick Willis
4. Eric Reid
5. Tank Carradine
6. Ian Williams
7. Tramaine Brock
8. Chris Culliver

9. Colin Kaepernick
10. Marcus Lattimore
11. Michael Crabtree
12. Anthony Davis
13. Alex Boone
14. Bruce Miller
15. Mike Iupati
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A. Lee, McDermott

Crab, Kap, VD, Boone,

Willis, Bowman, A. Smith, Reid
[ Edited by LVJay on Jan 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM ]
1. Colin Kaepernick
2. Aldon Smith
3. NaVorro Bowman
4. Michael Crabtree
5. Patrick Willis
6. Vernon Davis
7. Eric Reid
8. Mike Iupati
9. Joe Staley
10. Alex Boone
1 Kap
2 A Smith
3 Crab
4 Willis
5 Reid
6 Brooks
7 McDermott
8 J Staley
9 A Davis
10 Boone

Iupati -- Too inconsistent to pay top dollar. Too injury prone.
Bowman -- I've never seen any pro football player recover from an injury like that. Never. Not once. The knee is everything in sports. Just look at Manningham, and his injury wasn't even 10% as bad as Bowman's.
V Davis -- He relies on his speed, which might not last as he gets into his mid 30's.
Boldin -- He might still be good beyond 2016, but that is pushing it.
Don't think I've seen Trumaine Brock's name on anybody's list... WTF?
Originally posted by buck:
If we are thinking of the future, and I am a little unclear on when the future begins, I would not include any player who will be 30 years old or older next year.

I am going with 15 players.

1. Aldon Smith
2. Navarro Bowman
3. Patrick Willis
4. Eric Reid
5. Tank Carradine
6. Ian Williams
7. Tramaine Brock
8. Chris Culliver

9. Colin Kaepernick
10. Marcus Lattimore
11. Michael Crabtree
12. Anthony Davis
13. Alex Boone
14. Bruce Miller
15. Mike Iupati

I love your list. Mixture of Vets who are still young, and up and comers.