The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a disappointing 6-10 season which marked the eighth straight year that they didn't qualify for the playoffs.
However, they're now into a new regime and are looking to turn it around here in the Bay Area.
With the lockout still looming, the immediate future of the league is still uncertain, and that includes when free agency will roll around.
Nevertheless, teams are making preparations because they know that when it eventually does start, it'll be a scramble for the best available talent in order to fill the voids on their roster.
That said, here's a ranking of the top 10 players who should be atop the 49ers wishlist. As you can see, I'm a firm believer that the 49ers should bolster their defense by signing a top-tier talent.
Note: This is in no particular order.