There are apparently no hard feelings in the wooing of Peyton Manning and subsequent fallout to our own Alex Smith. But, whatever. Alex got his deal, the Niners have their QB, and Denver now has unrealistic expectations to try and live up to (with a QB who very well may not ever play a game for them). So, now that the 49ers have signed their QB, signed a few WRs, and kept their defense pretty much intact form last year, the focus will now be on he draft, and maybe an OG and KR to sign. The 49ers still haven’t replaced Adam Snyder (the Schwartz went to Deetroit) and they still haven’t really addressed the KR spot. Ted Ginn hasn’t signed, and Kyle Williams, with the addition of Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, and Perrish Cox (may be a KR), looks to be a guy without a spot.
I’m sure the Niners have their eyes peeled for an impact offensive guy like Coby Fleener from Stanford. He’s a big red-zone target that would complement the team nicely. There’s also Dontari Poe, the huge DL who dropped a few jaws with his 4.8 40. his value shot up the draft board amidst the questions of his heart and motor. You also have to wonder if the Niners would look at an RB to spell/replace Gore. Hunter is fine, but he’s more of a scat-back/change of pace guy. They may want to get someone like Davis Wilson from VT. he’s 206, but runs with power, is quick to the hole like Gore, and catches the ball well. Dixon doesn’t seem to be wowing any of the coaches, so I wonder what his status will be this coming season.