The largest weekend of the offseason came to a close earlier this month with the final selection in the 2014 NFL draft, leaving the San Francisco 49ers roster largely set in stone for the 2014 season. Barring a major injury or unforeseen blockbuster, the key plays of the coming season will most assuredly come from the players that can currently be found on the roster.
As minicamps and OTAs get underway, it's reasonable to ask which starters will make the biggest contributions in 2014. With a roster this loaded, however, ranking the starters is almost like splitting hairs.
On the other hand, this is not a roster without holes. There are several question marks at critical positions for this 49ers squad as well as aging stars with debatable gas left in the tank.
This list is a projection of what's to come, but it is also a reflection of the past. Last season's performances will certainly play a large factor in these rankings, but the top spots on this list reflect the players who will most likely lead the 49ers to a successful season in 2014.
As the inaugural season at Levi's Stadium kicks off, 2014 signals the transition of eras in San Francisco. This list is a preview of that line of thought, with a new start clearly on the rise.