Just last week, Roger Goodell was crowing the Baltimore Ravens as 2012-2013 NFL champions. While the Ravens celebrate, it's back to the drawing board for 31 other NFL teams, including the San Francisco 49ers.
The NFL Scouting Combine (Feb 24-27) is a great start. While the event gets a bad rep at times, it's still a solid indicator of future success—if put in perspective. Individual workouts, interviews and pro-day workouts should also be taken into consideration, but I don't have to tell you that.
The 49ers will have their work cut out for them in this year's draft. While they possess a league-leading 11 draft selections (potentially 14 when including compensatory selections), this roster is stacked with talent. Expect to see a lot of movement by the Niners—whether trading up or down—in this year's draft.
We may see the 49ers target quality rather than quantity. And believe me, there's more quality players to be had in this year's draft, especially in the top 15-20 selections.
Without further ado, I present seven prospects for the 49ers to consider.