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49ers need to take some risks in free agency, then the draft could set them up for a SB run

The 49ers need to sign cornerback, Pacman Jones. Talented cover man and returner, both things the Niners need. And he is young. Is he risky, obviously given his past, but I think it is worth it. They also need to sign former Pro Bowler, cornerback Nathan Vasher, who was recently released by the Bears. Another young, great corner would give the Niners a top 10 secondary, assuming the unit gels. I was very disappointed to learn that Niners Nation report about the team signing offensive guard, but hopefully they actually do sign him. He has been very solid for the Texans. Another risk, perhaps even greater than Pacman Jones, is signing former Eagle Pro Bowl offensive tackle Shawn Andrews. This guy is apparently off his rocker but he is very talented. The Niners need to sign a motivational speaker and psychologist to get his mind right. So, imagine the Niners signed these four players. Their secondary would be very solid, perhaps making the Niners defense a legitimate top-5 unit. With Pitts and Andrews, their o-line would be substantially upgraded and would have decent depth. 

Okay, let's move to April's draft. With their immediate o-line issues addressed, and a much improved secondary, they have more options to boost their offensive firepower, or other areas. Below is a 49ers draft scenario in the context of the 4 players above being signed:

Round One: No. 13- RB-C.J. Spiller/WR-Dez Bryant

Round One: No 17- OLB-Brandon Graham/S-Taylor Mays

Round Two: No. 49--RB-Jahvid Best/DE-Ricky Sapp/DT-Terrence Cody

Round Three: No. 79 OLB-Eric Norwood

Round Four: No. 113- RB/FB-Toby Gerhart

Round Five: No. 145-OT-Edwin Veldheer/CB-Walter Thurmond

Round Six: No. 182- S-Myron Rolle/RB-LeGarrete Blount

Round Six: No. 206- Defensive End

Round Seven: No. 224- Kicker

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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