The 49ers were rumored to be active in the trade market, and I assumed they would, considering they had 13 picks and only have 4-5 likely roster spots available. They didn’t take much time making a huge splash, trading the 31st pick to the Cowboys in exchange for the 18th pick where they drafted Eric Reid, the safety from LSU. The Niners also gave the Cowboys a 3rd round pick. Continue reading
After a narrow defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in last year’s Super Bowl, the 49ers are looking to re-tool for a second consecutive trip to the big game and a 3rd consecutive trip to the NFC Championship Game.
In an off season that saw the Niners only lose a few key contributors, the 49ers might have the most complete roster in the NFL. With the most picks of any team in the NFL, the 49ers are in an ideal situation to replace Dashon Goldson, Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky Jean Francois and Delanie Walker, the key free agents who left for more money. They also have a chance to use their 12 draft picks to improve depth at key positions and ideally to stockpile more picks for 2014 and 2015 when some key players become free agents. Continue reading