2006 San Francisco 49ers Draft Preview
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Team Name: San Francisco 49ers
2005 Record: (4-12) Missed Playoffs
2006 Draft Order: (6th Pick)
2006 San Francisco 49ers NFL Mock Draft Picks
Linebacker: San Francisco lost 2 starters in Julian Peterson (left for Seattle) and Andre Carter (Washington) in free agency. Both will be missed, but both were often injured. Derek Smith is still unsigned and Jeff Ulbrich is coming off of season ending surgery. No depth is left and a couple picks must be spent in this area.
Wide Receiver: Brandon Lloyd was traded away to Washington for draft picks, and was never fully consistent anyway. Arnaz Battle is injury prone and the rest of the roster is either aging (Jonnie Morton) or young and unproven.
Free Safety: Mike Adams is a decent player but is slow and doesn't play every down. Backup Keith Lewis is not the answer.
San Francisco like most teams that finished 4-12 has a number of holes to fill. I have seen mock drafts having the 49ers select Maryland Tight End Vernon Davis and I cannot fathom why. Sure San Francisco could use an upgrade at TE but they have so many other pressing needs.
The 49ers should strongly consider trading down and upgrading as much on offense and defense as they can with the added picks. If for some reason Mario Williams or AJ Hawk slips down, both would be great additions to the defense and than no trade is needed, but otherwise deal the 6th draft pick to another NFL team that wants to move up.
San Francisco fans should be in for another long season but accumulating some studs in this years 2006 draft could go along way in future success.
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