Who will be the newest members of the San Francisco 49ers to run out of the tunnel at Candlestick Park? The question will be answered in 24 days when the three-day NFL Draft begins.
The 49ers have 14 selections in the upcoming draft and can add depth to the roster in addition to finding long-term replacements for outgoing free agents like Dashon Goldson and Delanie Walker.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee examined potential additions to the NFC’s defending champions.
The 2013 draft looms large for the franchise as it looks to reload for another Super Bowl run. Barrows points to a number of incoming rookies who can step in and help San Francisco in 2013.
“The 49ers won’t be able to hold onto everyone in coming years, especially with a potential mega deal for Colin Kaepernick on the horizon,” Barrows wrote. “That’s why having 14 draft picks is such a boon to the 49ers right now and so crucial to sustaining success. It gives them the ability to plan for the future.”
Barrows noted kicker, center, wide receiver, defensive end, quarterback, safety and tight end as potential draft targets for the 49ers.
NFL.com’s Bracketology series features two 49ers signature plays remaining in the fourth round of voting.
Chris Burke of SI.com listed his top 40 prospects for the upcoming draft.
Yahoo! Sports’ Shutdown Corner Blog discussed this year’s offensive line class with respected NFL analyst Greg Cosell.
49ers.com finished Big Ten week with a profile on Ohio State defensive end John Simon.
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