Nick's Early Offseason Projections and Mock Draft

Here we go:

Compensatory picks at the end of the 3rd and end of the 7th.

Losses/(*)non-guaranteed contract for training camp:

Smith, Alex

Goodwin, Jonathan

Sopoaga, Isaac

Akers, David

Haralson, Parys

Moss, Randy

Walker, Delanie

Jacobs, Brandon

Ginn Jr., Ted

Grant, Larry

Haggans, Clark

Davis, Leonard

Brock, Tramaine

*McBath, Darcel

*Wilhoite, Michael

*Jerod-Eddie, Tony

*Thomas, Michael

*Netter, Al

*Wiggins, Kenny

*Lockette, Ricardo

*Whitley, Eddie

*Hall, Chad

* Cam Johnson


Goldson, Dashon

Gooden, Tavares

Jean Francois, Ricky


1. Robert Woods, WR, USC - Speedy, Explosive Wide Receiver similar to A.J. Jenkins. With the departure of Moss and Ginn, the uncertain injury recovery of Kyle Williams, and the Free agency of Mario Manningham after the 2013 season, Wide Receiver is again an issue. Woods can also play special teams.

2. Jonathan Jenkins, NT, Georgia - Sopoaga is not retained, and RJF is re-signed. As a result, we need a younger NT prospect to develop. RJF can play NT if Jenkins is not ready, and when Jenkins is ready RJF will slide out to the end position to replace/spell Ray McDonald or Justin Smith

3a (from CAR). Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford - Don't be surprised if we take a RB in the first three rounds. Jacobs is long-gone and Kendall Hunter is recoving from an achilles injury that very few players ever 100% recover from. Taylor is a complete back, a 3-down back, knows the offense, and can return kicks. I have seen his running style favorably compared to Frank Gore, who will presumably retire after his contract is up in 2014.

3b. Bacarri Rambo, FS/SS, Georgia - Litle depth at the Safety position. Off the field problems have dropped this talented player a few notches, but he can play both safety positions at a high level.

3c (compensatory). Mario Benavides, C, Louisville - Goodwin is cut because he is simply not worth the additional salary. Benavides is brought in and competes with Kilgore for the starting Center position.

4. Jordan Reed, TE/HB/WR, Florida - We replace Delanie Walker with a better version of Delanie Walker. Reed can play play the 'swiss army knife' role that Walker has, and has more potential as a play-maker.

5a (from MIA). Tyrann Mathieu, S/KR/PR, LSU S - The Honey Badger! Getting kicked off the team has cost this man millions. The Honey Badger can come in and return punts and play a little dime in the secondary if necessary. high-risk/high-reward

5b. Denard Robinson, QB/RB/WR/ATH, Michigan - Alex Smith is traded/released, and we opt to keep only two primary quarterbacks on the roster. However, Baalke decides to draft Denard Robinson as an 'athlete' that can play in the slot, a little bit at running back, gadget plays, maybe return kicks, and ** will also serve as the emergency quarterback.

6a (from IND). Omar Hunter, DL, Florida - Depth on the defensive line.

6b. ** Traded for future picks (or trade-up)

7a (from CAR). Bruce Taylor, ILB, Virginia Tech - Larry Grant leaves in free agency.

7b (from CIN). ** Traded for future picks (or trade-up)

7c. Brett Maher, K, Nebraska - Open competition to replace Akers. We will draft a kicker in the 7th, I picked Maher over Hopkins. We'll bring in some UDFAs and guys off the street to kick too.

7d (compensatory). Matt Summers-Gavin, OT, California OT - Tackle depth.

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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