The 49ers have been busy this NFL off-season, making several transactions through the first week of free agency.
John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have made a ton of other changes since the beginning the of the month with multiple additions and subtractions from last year’s squad:
Defense: DE Arik Armstead, DE Ronald Blair, FS Jimmie Ward, CB Emmanuel Moseley, DE Kerry Hyder, LB Joe Walker.
Offense: No. 13 pick in 2020 NFL Draft, RB Matt Brieda, WR Kendrick Bourne, TE Ross Dwelley, OL Ben Garland, OL Daniel Brunskill, OT Shon Coleman. G Tom Compton, WR Travis Benjamin.
Defense: DT DeForest Buckner, DE Anthony Zettel, DT Earl Mitchell, LB Elijah Lee, DB Jason Verret, DB Dontae Johnson, Damontre Moore, DT Sheldon Day.
Offense: WR Emmanuel Sanders, WR Jordan Mathews, G Mike Person, TE Garrett Celek, TE Levine Toilolo, OL Andrew Lauderdale.
I would give Lynch, Shanahan, and co. a B- so far.
This can obviously change depending on what happens at the draft. We knew the team had to make some tough decisions with a bit of a cap crunch for the upcoming season.
Losing Buckner is a huge blow, but something Lynch was willing to risk losing because of the depth the team has at the position.
Offensively, being unable to re-sign Sanders seriously depletes the receiving corps. Although getting back a healthy Trent Taylor and Jalen Hurd will provide depth, the team still needs a high-end talent at the position to pair with Deebo Samuel.
If Lynch and Shanahan can land one of the top available receivers and then add some talent with their mid-to-late round picks, as they have since their arrival, my grade would go way up.
How would you grade the 49ers’ performance so far this offseason?