Should the 49ers re-sign Boldin?

On one hand, yes, the 49ers obviously should re-sign Anquan Boldin. He is the only receiver on the roster, besides than Michael Crabtree, who appears to be game ready on a consistent basis.

On the other hand, Boldin will be 34 years old next season and could demand a contract worth between $10 and $12 million over two seasons. Not cheap. If the 49ers re-sign Boldin, they probably will have to let Donte Whitner go.

The 49ers could keep Whitner — give him the franchise tag — develop a safety to take Whitner’s spot in 2015, let Boldin go and draft his replacement. There will be eight tremendously talented junior wide receivers who will be available in the first round. The 49ers could hope one of those receivers will be available when the No.30 pick rolls around, or the Niners could try to trade up.

The Raiders probably would be willing to trade down from the No.5 pick, especially if quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater have been picked in the top four. The 49ers could trade their first round pick this year and next year, both second round picks this year and a third rounder this year to the Raiders for the No.5 pick, and take the best wide receiver in the draft, Sammy Watkins.

Here’s how that draft could look:

Texans: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
Falcons: Jadaveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (trade up)
Jaguars: Teddy Bridgewater, QB Louisville
Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
49ers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson (trade up)
Rams: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (trade down)
Buccaneers: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
Vikings: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
Bills: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Lions: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
Titans: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Giants: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Rams: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Bears: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Steelers: Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
Ravens: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Cowboys: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Jets: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
Dolphins: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Cardinals: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
Packers: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Eagles: Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville
Chiefs: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Bengals: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Chargers: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
Browns:
 C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama
Saints:
 Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
Panthers:
 Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
Patriots:
 Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
Raiders:
 Rashede Hageman, DT, Minnesota (trade down)
Seahawks:
 Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
Broncos: 
Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

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