The NFL offseason is in full swing for the San Francisco 49ers. The team didn't make many moves in NFL free agency, and appear likely to address most of their team needs in the NFL Draft. With the Draft less than a month away, it's time to take a look at the 49ers' biggest team needs.
The 49ers have several needs they still need to address, and the 49ers have enough picks to do just that. Although fans might want a new coach, general manager, owner or whatever, only positional needs are detailed here. Needs already addressed via free agency (like re-signing DT Ian Williams) are not included. With all that in mind, here are the 3 Biggest Offseason Team Needs For The 49ers:
The Niners remain engaged in talks with the Broncos about QB Colin Kaepernick, and although those talks have hit a snag, it seems likely that the 49ers will trade Kaepernick this offseason. Even if the 49ers don't, QB is still a major area of need. Kaepernick struggled last season, and Blaine Gabbert is still Blaine Gabbert. The 49ers could very well take Cal QB Jared Goff in Round 1.
2. Offensive Line
We're grouping a few needs together here, and that's probably cheating, but the 49ers really need offensive line help. Getting OT Anthony Davis back from a one-year retirement would be a huge addition at right tackle, but Davis has yet to apply for reinstatement and there's no guarantee he will. He's also been away from the NFL for a full season. If Davis doesn't return, the 49ers must find a new right tackle. Erik Pears simply can't handle the role. The team needs guard depth, even with the addition of Zane Beadles. At center, Marcus Martin was a disaster, while Daniel Kilgore wasn't much better. However, an offseason of health could boost Kilgore's play. Spending a few draft picks on the offensive line this year would be smart.
3. Wide Receiver
It doesn't seem likely that Anquan Boldin will be back, and the 49ers need more weapons. Getting DeAndre Smelter healthy could be a big boost, but the 49ers need more than just Smelter. Torrey Smith has value as a deep threat, but Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington have yet to show they can be counted as primary options. The 49ers lack a true No. 1 WR, and they could try to find one in this year's draft.