This is my free agency edition of the 2012 San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft.
The 49ers have depth at quarterback and will not be searching for the future at this position. They appear to have done an excellent job in free agency by filling holes and adding depth. It appears that the order of need is as follows:
Guard/ Center/ Interior lineman
The team is expecting Kilgore to earn a starting role; however, it would not hurt to add some competition. I expect the 49ers to find someone in the first three rounds.
Gore might not hold up for another two years. I like Kendall Hunter but I like him as a 3rd down back.
Dixon is not consistent enough and does not run using his size. I would not be surprised if the 49ers add an every-down back in the first three rounds of the draft.
The 49ers did a good job of bring back Ginn and adding Manningham. If Moss can still play, then the passing woes will be avoided this year. Only Manningham is signed for next year, so look for the 49ers to add talented receivers early in the draft.
Many people will say the 49ers also need help in the cornerback and safety positions, but the 49ers are young at both positions with the exception of Carlos Rogers.
I expect Balke to draft best player available in this draft. He'll probably add a couple of wide receivers, one halfback, one cornerback, one offensive lineman, one safety and one outside linebacker.
Here are my round-by-round selections for the 49ers, taking into account where players should be after the 49ers select in each of those rounds.
Please feel free to leave comments, but note this is the free agency edition.