With free agency all but wrapped up, its time to shift our focus to the upcoming 2014 NFL draft. As much as I love the thrill of free agency, the draft is the nitty-gritty of championship-quality teams.
Think about it for a second. What championship team in the last five years was primarily built through free agency? If you're having a hard time coming up with an answer, I'm not surprised.
The answer is...none.
Championship teams are built through the draft, and teams like the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are the proof of the that. However, it isn't just about hitting on the first-round selections.
No, teams like the 49ers and Seahawks have success in the middle and late rounds, as well.
Of course, the draft isn't an exact science, so results can be mixed, even for teams like the 49ers. But that's the great part about late-round selections. The risk is so minimal with these selections. If you miss on a pick, the world moves on.
Let's take a look at five late-round prospects whom the 49ers should consider in the NFL draft.