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.
What is the single greatest non-coaching need that the 49ers need to fill before next season begins?
QB (95 votes)
Pass Rusher (8 votes)
Secondary (47 votes)
O-Line (sadly) (3 votes)
153 total votes