The 2013 NFL draft has come and gone for the San Francisco 49ers with the team filling multiple holes on offense and defense. Now, the 49ers turn their focus to the three-day rookie minicamps that start on May 10. This will be the first chance Jim Harbaughand his coaches will be able to see all of their new rookies on the practice field.
(Click here to view draft grades for the Niners in rounds 1-5)
A lot has been written about the 49ers overall success in the draft and the players they selected. Most NFL pundits, including Niner Noise, are giving San Francisco overall draft grades of A’s and B’s.
Even though the 49ers had a really good draft, it was not without some debate. Criticism mounted with the team trading up to select safety Eric Reid in the first-round, even though the other two top-three safeties in the draft would have been available had they stayed put at pick No. 31.
Also, the 49ers did not address the cornerback need until their final pick of the draft in the seventh-round with the selection of CB Marcus Cooper. The Niners should be fine this season at cornerback, especially if Nnamdi Asomugha reverts back to playing like an All-Pro, but 2014 and beyond presents a challenge for the team. Starting cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown are in the final year of their contracts.
In the latest edition of the Niner Noise Poll, we wanted to ask readers which rookies they think will be in the starting lineup in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers. Choose as many players as you like and tell us your thoughts in the comments!