The OL is very good...it's time to say adios to Goodwin. My money's on Looney, whom I think has the potential to be our next outstanding C. Some think it's Kilgore and I'm sure he'd do a good job, too. Looney's a beast...just hasn't had much of an opportunity to show it yet. I see a healthy Marquardt emerging as the swing OT. Those two moves should insure no fall-off in OL performance...and in fact, could improve it. With the acquisition of OG Seymour, we should have the quality depth needed to survive the long season.
Lattimore should introduce a new brand of power running...he's got it all, speed, toughness and great balance. He's got fresh legs. Hopefully Gore will accept a salary cut, but still play a key role. I'd like to see both guys used as receivers more.
Kap will learn from his mistakes...nobody will outwork him. Agree, getting a compliment to Crabtree is paramount. Definitely re-sign Boldin. Would love to see Baalke get a "big" WR and a speed guy. Patton should be a much more integral part of the offense next year. I'm excited about him...dude's just a natural playmaker. I'd also expect to see McDonald become much more of a receiver...dude has enormous potential with his size & speed.
On defense, we're in great shape with our front 7. Carradine will join in and should make an impact. It might be time to draft Ray Mac's eventual replacement, although TJE made great strides. Still never hurts to stockpile big tough DL, though. Same goes w/pass rushers.
It's no secret the secondary is the major point of emphasis...would love to see Whitner re-signed...he's the leader back there. Depends on who they release and what contracts they restructure to create the cap space. Brock and Culliver should be a terrific young tandem, but the key is to have quality depth behind them. Good draft for CB's, lesser for S, although there are some dandies out there. Would like to see more size at CB and S.
ST's were among the best in the league. Definitely re-sign Osgood...he's outstanding. Plus, he can be WR insurance.