Ranking the 49ers' Offseason Needs by Position

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Ranking the 49ers' Offseason Needs by Position
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Though the San Francisco 49ers season ended in heart-breaking fashion against the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game, for the first time in while they are in a good position heading into the offseason. They won't be searching for a head coach or offensive coordinator, and won't have a question mark at the quarterback position, assuming that Alex Smith re-signs.

Still,no matter how successful a team is during the season, the roster will be evaluated and changes will be made. The 49ers are no exception to this rule. Despite finishing 13-3 and playing in the NFC Championship game, the Giants and other teams, such as the Ravens, were able to expose their weaknesses.

Making it back to the NFC Championship game will be no easy task for the 49ers, who are projected to have a harder schedule and will be more of a known commodity than they were this past season. To overcome those obstacles, the 49ers must improve certain positions.

In the 49ers' case, offensive positions carry more importance than defensive positions. We we all know how well the 49ers defense played throughout the season and the playoffs, and how underwhelming the offense played in the NFC Championship game.

It should be noted that some positions, manned by players who are getting up there in age, don't necessarily need to be upgraded, they just need depth. 

Because of how much the offense struggled, especially against the Giants, it should be no surprise that the position most in need of being upgraded is wide receiver.

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