The San Francisco 49ers still have the question looming as to whether Anquan Boldin will be back in the red and gold this coming season. Wide receiver is definitely a position that needs to be addressed, but not the one that needs to be addressed first. In fact, there are three or four positions that may have a need for some added depth, but none of them as urgent as cornerback, which should be the focus of the Niners’ pick at no. 30 in the upcoming NFL Draft.
While we’re on the topic of wide receiver, losing Boldin will leave a large hole, but San Francisco does have a promising youngster in Quinton Patton. There is also free agency, where guys like Emmanuel Sanders, Jeremy Maclin and Danario Alexander should be available at a cheaper rate than Boldin. The upcoming draft is pretty wide receiver-rich as well, so I say take a receiver in round 3-4.
Another position where the 49ers could use some depth is quarterback. As it stood last season, if Colin Kaepernick went down, the season was in the hands of Colt McCoy. That’s a recipe for disaster. So, taking a quarterback in any round after the third or addressing it in free agency seems to be a need, just not a primary one.
The position that I think the Niners should address in the second round of the draft is DL. This is always a good spot to have some depth. The 49ers could use someone to spell Justin Smith and then one day replace him, as he is not a young man anymore.
It looks like Carlos Rogers could end up being a cap room casualty to in San Francisco. If that happens, then Tramaine Brock and Tarell Brown are poised to be the starters at the cornerback position. While this is just fine, it really pays in this passing league to have plenty of depth at corner.
The Seattle Seahawks proved that this year. So I say the Niners should use pick no. 30 in the upcoming NFL Draft to acquire the best corner left on the board.