With Coffee gone, Dixon too green to be trusted to block, and M-Rob being little more than a special teams superstar, we should make a move for Bay Area native and Buffalo RB Marshawn Lynch. Buffalo wants to get rid of Lynch, with Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller in the backfield.
Buffalo is reportedly looking for a 4th or a 5th rounder for him, so in my mind a conditional 4th makes sense...if he doesn't get x number of carries, it becomes a 5th rounder.
As all us Cal fans know, Lynch is a helluva power back who is perfect for a smash-mouth team. We'd have Gore, Lynch, and Dixon to pound away at a defense.
As an added bonus, Lynch becomes the steal of the year if Singletary can straighten him out.
M-Rob isn't a very good running back, but he is one of the best special teams players in the NFL and will be the 4th running back; neither he nor Dixon can be relied upon to start if Gore goes down.