Niner Noise peruses through the San Francisco 49ers’ list of needs for the 2019 offseason, combining free agency and the NFL Draft to come up with these five biggest targets.
In the spirit of holiday shopping, it’s time to put together a “wish list” of sorts for the San Francisco 49ers this 2019 offseason.
Sitting at 2-8, the Niners certainly have more than their fair share of needs as they round out 2018. The good news, though, is the lowly record all but guarantees a high pick for general manager John Lynch in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.
And with a projected $108.2 million in cap space ($68.5 million in projected space for 2019 plus $39.75 in 2018 rollover), Lynch and Co. can afford to be aggressive once again on the free-agent market when that time comes.
The 49ers have a lot of holes, yes. So, if we’re following the holiday theme here, it’s worth pointing out what’s going to wind up on the shopping list for this offseason.
In no particular order:
- Free safety
- Edge rusher
- Wide receiver
- Offensive guard
One could argue there are other needs too.
Instead of taking a look at just free agency or just the NFL Draft, let’s combine the two and rank out the top five targets San Francisco would want to bring aboard this offseason.
It’ll take some work, of course. Free agency is always the time for overspending. And there’s a little bit of luck and a lot of skill when it comes to maneuvering the NFL Draft.
That is, of course, if the Niners don’t wind up with the No. 1 overall pick this April, which they’re currently slated to have.
OK, it’s time to dive into the 49ers’ list of top targets this offseason.