Replacing Whitner

Assuming the 49ers re-sign Anquan Boldin and not Donte Whitner this offseason, how do you think the 49ers will replace Whitner? The 49ers probably will draft a strong safety during the first two or three rounds, but that safety may not start from Day 1. If he can’t, Craig Dahl or C.J. Spillman or a free agent the 49ers sign might be able to play strong safety until the rookie…

February 12, 2014

Top five free safety prospects in college football

The 49ers drafted Eric Reid to replace Dashon Goldson at free safety, but Reid’s best position may turn out to be strong safety. The 49ers’ current strong safety, Donte Whitner, will be a free agent next offseason. If the 49ers choose to move Reid to strong safety in 2014, they might draft a free safety early in the draft next year. With that in mind, here are the top five…

May 8, 2013