Get out your 49ers pre-draft checklist. OK, here it is. Now, let’s see what the 49ers would like to accomplish on THE final day.
1, Offensive line: That’s a big check with the additions of tackle Anthony Davis and guard Mike Iupati. At picks Nos. 11 and 17, it was the highest the 49ers have every chosen one offensive lineman since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger – let alone two offensive linemen. No more needs here.
2, Defensive back: They got safety Taylor Mays in the second round. They could still use a cornerback.
3, Linebacker: Yep, they added someone here, Navorro Bowman, who is a potential replacement for veteran Takeo Spikes. They might want to get a pass-rushing outside ‘backer, too.
4, Quarterback: Whether he’s a draft pick or an undrafted free agent, the 49ers will definitely add at this spot. However, at this point, it’s not imperative they get somebody who is going to make the team.
5, Defensive line: They might still be able to get a big body who they can spend some time developing as a nose tackle.
6, Running back: The 49ers feel good about Frank Gore and Glen Coffee. They’ll definitely add a player or two – whether it’s in the draft or in the free-agency-free-for-all. If they wait for free agency, keep an eye on LaMarcus Coker (Hampton). The 49ers brought him to Santa Clara recently for a visit.
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One spot the 49ers should definitely address, too, is a punt and kickoff return man. After all, what happens if Ted Ginn Jr. is unavailable for a particular game? The 49ers would be back where they started. Perhaps the 49ers spend one of their sixth-round picks on a return specialist, such as Trindon Holiday (LSU), Brandon Banks (Kansas State), LeRoy Vann of Florida A&M or Brandon James (Florida).
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