The San Francisco 49ers have a roster as deep as the Mariana Trench and are looking to go further this offseason. With fortuitous planning during the last offseason the 49ers managed to add an extra third-, fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round pick. They also still have all seven of their original picks, wherever they may end up being.
Despite the depth on the roster and the expected influx this April, there are still several positions on the field that could lose some players to free agency.
Dashon Goldson at FS is going to be looking for a large, multi-year deal that the 49ers may not be willing to pay in light of their recent commitment to NaVorro Bowman. At nose tackle, Isaac Sopoaga and his backup, Ricky Jean-Francois, are both free agents this offseason and neither has played with much consistency this year. Sopoaga is going to be 32 in September and has already shown some signs of slowing down this season. Randy Moss and Ted Ginn most likely won't return and Kyle Williams' ACL tear could delay the start to his season next year as well. At TE, Delanie Walker isn't expected to return unless he takes less than market value to stay in San Francisco. Added depth on both sides of the defensive line and at cornerback couldn't hurt either.
So let's take a look at position-by-position draft needs for the 49ers, who they might address these needs with and in what rounds.