Hi folks, I’m from Germany, so excuse potential mistakes.
Not only in SB, the secondary was our biggest lack in defense. We could see in near every loss of last season. Par example vs the Giants, Cruz embarrassed Rogers. My opinion is to release Rogers has to be one of most important goals in the draft. Directly after the Safety and NT situation. Our Wide receiver situation will be comfortable with enough possibilities.
Perhaps we can trade up some picks. The usefull picks (and number of picks) will be closed in round 5.More players will not get a roster spot. If we can’t trade up, we should try to trade for future picks in the next two years.
Releasing Rogers were a benefit for the free agency market this/next year respectively to use the space cap for contract extensions (Smith, Boldin, Goodwin, Whitner).
Additional to our roster needs, we should address Matthieu and Lattimore. These two players, we should get in the late third early fourth round. And minimum one of them will be an All Pro into the future, especially with our coaches and older pros like Smith, Boldin. They will be able to teach and lead them. I’ll not name some player picks, but our needs.
Pick 1.31 Safety a starting safety is our biggest goal
Pick 2.2 Cornerback to send out Rogers
Pick 2.29 Tight end for a second or third roster spot at this position should be enough
Pick 3.12 DL/NT
Pick 3.31 MATTHIEU
Pick 4.31 Lattimore
Pick 4.34 BPA or Center
Pick 5.24 Another Safety perhaps to try to develop