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Starting Lineup

So, I was thinking about what the 49ers starting lineup would look like if the season started today. Just because of how my brain works, it helps me to put the lineup down on paper so that I can see where the potential needs (and changes) are.

Here is what I came up with:

QB: Colin Kaepernick

HB: Frank Gore

FB: Bruce Miller

WR: Michael Crabtree/Anquan Boldin

TE: Vernon Davis

O-Line: Joe Staley/Mike Iupati/Jonathan Goodwin/Alex Boone/Anthony Davis

D-Line: Ray McDonald/Glenn Dorsey/Justin Smith

ILB: Patrick Willis/Navarro Bowman

OLB: Ahmad Brooks/Aldon Smith

CB: Nnamdi Asumogha/Tarrell Brown

SS: Donte Whitner

FS: Chris Culliver

K: Phil Dawson

P: Andy Lee

LS: Brian Jennings

KR: LaMichael James

PR: Kyle Williams/Kendall Hunter

In all reality, do you see anyone taken in the draft changing this base lineup? I can see FS and MAYBE DT, but I don't think they would have invested in Ian Williams if they didn't think they would get anything out of him. Think about it: Asomugha gets a one-year deal, while Ian Williams gets two years? They have more confidence in Ian WIlliams than Nnamdi Asomugha? Or at least they feel that Asomugha has more to prove than Ian Williams? They must see something in the guy...

Anyway, that isn't the point. I can definitely see drafting for depth this year, but who do you realistically see being drafted and changing this lineup?

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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