3 moves still left for 49ers to make after 2023 NFL Draft
By Peter Panacy
The 49ers primarily took care of depth concerns with their 2023 NFL Draft moves, yet John Lynch and Co. still have a little more work to do.
There’s an awfully good chance the San Francisco 49ers’ most shocking pick from the 2023 NFL Draft, kicker Jake Moody taken in Round 3 at No. 99 overall, winds up being the lone rookie selected who makes the biggest impact.
Aside from Moody, effectively the entirety of the Niners’ 2023 draft class focused on depth. With few roster holes to fill, general manager John Lynch and Co. could worry more about beefing up the depth chart while hoping at least a few draft picks turn into quality players in a year or two.
For now, San Francisco’s roster is almost entirely complete aside from the inevitable tweaks and back-end changes.
That said, Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan have always stressed the desire to get better at every spot possible, and the work of roster building and maintaining doesn’t exactly stop in the wake of the draft.
In fact, there’s still some work left to be done.
According to Over the Cap, the 49ers have just over $10.9 million in available cap space after restructuring some contracts just before the draft itself.
It won’t cost that much money to ink the rookie draft class, so perhaps they’re looking at some final moves to round out the roster heading into offseason programs and workouts.
Here are three such moves Lynch and Shanahan should strongly consider now that the 2023 NFL Draft is complete.