This is a needs-based NFL draft. So was the last one. But the San Francisco 49ers have brought back the great defense, grabbed "the" quarterback (assuming Manning signs) and now must address the offense (mostly).
The 49ers need a fix at guard (Adam Snyder & Chilo Rachal are now gone). The 49ers also need a backup at center. Jonathan Goodwin was banged up this year and Chase Beeler is not enough of a talent for Manning.
But a guard or center in Round 1? DeCastro, Glenn and Konz will be gone, so probably not.
They do have enough receivers with Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, Kyle Williams, John Matthews, Joe Hastings and Dontavia Bogan. Tight end seems to be set with Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, Nate Byham and Konrad Reuland.
Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Anthony Dixon and the new addition of Rock Cartwright set the running backs. So what other offensive position rates a first round? Try offensive tackle.
Offensive Tackle Mike Adams from Ohio State is the pick. He can spell Davis or Joe Staley. Alex Boone, Derek Hall, Kenny Wiggins and Mike Person are good backups. But Adams can start in the event of injury. The Rams will be after Adams with the 34th pick overall.