The NFL Scouting Combine, which serves as the final evaluation before individual pro days, is now behind us, which means the San Francisco 49ers are setting their boards for the draft and proceeding into free agency with this class in mind.
After interviewing prospects, watching them compete and reviewing their physical test results, coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke have a lot of new information to go on. If they had any questions on their flight to Indianapolis, they were likely answered by the time they boarded for the return trip back to the Bay.
Media and fans who followed the six-day trial period on NFL Network also came away more informed—both about the prospects and the intentions of San Francisco's front office.
Overall, it makes this a great time for reflection in regard to the direction this team will be headed from here on out. The 49ers still have a full offseason, and now that they are fully informed, this is when things start to get interesting.
With free-agent transactions and the draft on the way, here are San Francisco's key takeaways from the combine.