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Do we draft a starting-caliber CB or a nickel CB?

I know the answer is probably both (one in a high round and another later in the draft?), but which one do we spend a high pick on? I'll assume Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers won't be returning. Brock is our only solidified starter, and after that it gets a bit unclear. If Chris Culliver returns to pre-injury form I'd assume he gets the nod for the other starting CB position, considering he basically only played on the outside in 2012/13 because Rogers would slide inside and cover the slot guy. Then we could draft a smaller CB like LaMarcus Joyner or Jason Verrett to play inside. What do you guys think, will Culliver and Brock be the starters with a rookie playing inside, or will we draft a CB worthy of starting day one (like we did with Reid)? Considering our team likes to ease rookies into playing time, and the fact that we have a solid in-house option at CB in Culliver, I believe the 49ers will select a playmaking nickel back such as Joyner, who won't have to play on base downs. I would be ecstatic if we could nab Joyner in the 2nd round and spend our first rounder on a WR or a Safety if Donte Whitner hits the road.

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