Welcome to the post-free agency edition of my San Francisco 49ers 2012 NFL Mock Draft.
Although the surprisingly exciting, and sometimes frantic (thanks, Peyton), free agency period was a successful one for the 49ers' front office—the main focus in the upcoming draft has not necessarily changed.
My selections, however, have.
Numerous NFL hopefuls have significantly altered their draft status since my last Mock Draft, either with performances at the NFL Combine or at their respective pro days.
While San Francisco didn't pull the trigger on any major free agency acquisitions, a couple valuable additions as well as a notable vacancy will slightly alter the 49ers order of priority heading into the draft.
The signings of Randy Moss and Mario Manningham at wide receiver have bolstered the passing attack and also lowered the importance of attacking the position in the early rounds as a result.
The 49ers biggest hole now lies at right guard, a position widely regarded as a need even before losing veteran Adam Snyder in free agency.
With the position's top prospects likely off the board long before pick No. 30, I've decided it's best for the front office to seek out a trade partner and slide back in the draft—bulking up on early-round picks in the process.
With that said, let's get this party started.
Note: For purposes of this Mock Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have traded their 30th overall pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for pick No. 43 (second round) and pick No. 76 (third round).