OK, so maybe the title is a bit misleading, but I thought that now would be the best time to start exploring the wants/needs of the team going forward to the NFL draft next April.
Put on your gm hats and let us know what you think are the 3 most pressing needs (besides the obvious Firing of Mike Singletary) for the 49ers to address through free agency and the draft.
I have my own ideas about what the team should do:
1) Draft a stud QB. I know how everyone is scared poopless about the failures of our last attempt (love you Alex), but we will not succeed in the NFL in this day and age without a legit stud QB. In determining who the best qbs in the draft are, we should consider accuracy to be the key factor.
2) Aggressively pursue and woo the top pass-rusher in Free Agency next off-season and switch from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3. Our defense has looked stellar at times this season, and I have seen the best results when the team has lined up 4 of our guys to rush straight up against their o-line. We have the size and speed to make the switch at lb, and I get excited thinking about the kind of year Justin Smith could have rushing the passer if he was given the opportunity to play pure end in a scheme with our free agent end, Franklin and Sopoaga.
3) Draft a defensive back who has ball skills. I think our record this year could be reversed if our defense had a playmaker in the secondary to balance the turnover battle. Look at how well the Seahawks and Chiefs are playingright now due to the contributions from Earl Thomas and Eric Berry.