The 2013 free agent period is in full swing, with several impact transactions having been completed this past week. Though, as expected, the San Francisco 49ers have cruised steadily under the radar.
Up to this point, the 49ers have seen far more departures than arrivals.
UFAs Isaac Sopoaga (Eagles), Delanie Walker (Titans), Ricky Jean-Francois (Colts) and Dashon Goldson (Buccaneers) have all signed with other teams, moving onto the next chapter in their careers, respectively.
Moreover, with the trade of No. 11 to Kansas City and the acquisition of Anquan Boldin from Baltimore, the 49ers gained a second-rounder and lost a sixth-rounder in the 2013 draft. They are now back to having 14 available selections for April’s draft – some of which are still undisclosed.
The team has been stockpiling picks, leaving them with virtually no limitations on draft day. And unlike last year’s turn at Radio City, the 49ers have very apparent needs to fill on their roster.
Their non-aggressive approach in free agency shows they have a plan for the draft.
They lost four key role players, but signed second-tier replacements who project as backups. With all things considered, the short-term deals extended to Glenn Dorsey and Craig Dahl are not final solutions to the DL and FS positions.
Now strapped with a surplus of draft ammunition, the Niners will revamp recent openings left on the roster, and perhaps come back stronger than before. For the San Francisco 49ers' full 7-round mock projections -- with free agency considered -- proceed through the following slides.