The 2012 NFL Draft will be a big moment for the San Francisco 49ers. With the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and New York Giants on the 2012 schedule, the 49ers must get their roster ready for some tough games.
Alex Smith, Dashon Goldson, Carlos Rodgers, Adam Snyder, Ahmad Brooks and Josh Morgan are all free agents this offseason. They likely will not bring them all back, which means there will be serious holes to fill.
The biggest area of need for the 49ers is a receiver who can finally give Smith a reliable target on the outside. After that, they need to add another pass-rusher, a cornerback and depth to the offensive and defensive lines.
This slide show will highlight players the 49ers need to target in order to compete with the NFL's best teams in 2012.