I would like to see us draft stephan taylor from stanford. Played for JH. And is just a beast could end up being our starter and the next frank gore. I love the way he runs and he can catch the ball too. He's 6 feet tall and 215lbs also runs 4.45 40 if we could draft him at any point in the draft I'd love it. And I know we are deep at the rb position but like I said he will be the starter.
My as of now educated guess at Baalke's 2013 draft....
1. Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St.
2. Sylvester Williams NT/DT UNC (trade up)
3. Margus Hunt DT/DE SMU
3. Da'rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech
3. Tyrann Mathieu CB/PR LSU
4. Marcus Lattimore RB South Carolina
5. Kyle Long OG/OT Oregon
6. Dustin Hopkins K Florida St.
I'm still of the opinion Baalke doesn't care about the risk in this draft and hell go with upside and value. We have no needs and some of the best leaders in the league, we will draft all highly graded players. I think this draft will produce much better players than last draft and will be more like the 2011 draft for us. I also predict Alex Smith will be traded to the chiefs prior to the draft for a 13 or 14 draft pick.
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Like the Williams and Honey Badger picks. Not a fan of even taking a shot on Lattimore. We have enough quality RB's with Gore, Hunter, and James. If it's round 6 maybe. He's going to go based on upside in the third and that's just too high for him IMO.
What I want out of next years draft (after we resign Goldson).
Rd1 NT that can replace Sopoaga right away
Rd2 Whitners replacement after next year, we can't pay everyone and I feel hes replaceable
Rd3 Goodwins replacement for 2014, CB to replace Brown, and a big WR with potential.
Rd4 best K available
I could also see Jenkins maybe getting cut next year not saying its going to happen, but it is a possibility imo
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Matt Maiocco posted an article about the 49ers cap situation next year. The expected cap is going to be $121 million and the 49ers will have 45 players under contract for $120.98 mil. That means the 49ers only have $20k worth of cap space. This # doesn't include Dashon Goldson who could be tagged or extended. If the 49ers cut Alex Smith before his roster bonus is due, they can save $8.75 mil. If they also cut Parys Haralson, they can save another $2.87 mil. If Goldson is retained (I think he will be), it will eat up a large portion of the remaining cap space. Isaac Sopoaga, RJF, Randy Moss, Delanie Walker, and Ted Ginn Jr. are the key free agents. Ginn will not be brought back in my opinion. I think it will be vital for SF to replace NT in the draft. If Moss comes back cheeply, he could be brought back, but there really is little space and there are still cheap players like Brock, Gooden, and others that need to be re-signed/replaced with the limited cap room.
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locking up goldson is a priority.
Here is our needs as I see it for this offseason
Need a backup QB alex is gone no matter what but is Tolzien capeable
We need to look at our future HB need a big back
WR depth only 4 receivers set
TE if Walker leaves
Backup tackle Boone is solid at guard
C must replace goodwin hopefully Looney or Kilgore are ready
NT if sopoaga walks
DE heir to smith
OLB pash rusher depth
CB to replace rogers in 2014
S to replace Whitner after 2014 as long as Goldson is locked up
K replace akers
Alex is going to either be traded or cut. So let's say we cut him and owe him the $1 mil. That would leave us at around $111mil. I see the 49ers resigning Goldson, don't know what he'll be getting, but his franchise tag this year is 6.2 mil and if the 49ers were to franchise him again it would be about 7.5 mil. No way he's getting 7.5 mil though. 49ers might not even offer him anything over 6m/yr. We'll see though.
Weren't the Niners high on Trenton Robinson who they took in the 5th(?) round out of Michigan St. what happened to him?
We'll most likely be losing Justin, Akers and Rogers after next season, so that will be more room as well. We're at that point where our best players will be retained while the rest of the team will require younger (and cheaper) players to step up and fill in. After next season we'll have to decide what to do about Tarell Brown, Johnathan Goodwin, Mario Manningham and Donte Whitner. These are the only FA guys I believe after next season and I think we may have guys on roster to replace a few of them already (Looney/Kilgore for Goodwin, Robinson for Whitner,). A smart couple of draft picks would also make it possible to let Brown and Manningham go. Don't get me wrong as I like both of those guys, but its a money business and we have a few big time guys coming up on contract years in '14 (Iupati, Aldon, Kap, Cully, Hunter).