Originally Posted by Larry
Fields and Franklin will rotate at NT. Both are big space eaters.
The niners need a DT like Carriker and Branch to replace Bryant Young in the future.
Fields is going to start/possibly rotate with Oliver at DE.. it'll be Sopoaga, Franklin, and probably a draft pick rotating at NT. Nolan and McCloughan are very high on Fields as a DE and consider him to be the future replacement of BY which I don't think makes DE is as dire a need as Niner fans are making it out to be. What we really need is an everydown NT like a Williams or Hampton to run the 3-4 as effectively as we can. For now I'd love to solidify our linebackers by taking Patrick Willis(a player Nolan and Singletary both liked at the Senior Bowl). Lawson-Willis-Moore-Haralson/Green/Banta-Cain would give us a really solid young LB corp for years to come. I wouldn't rule out Nolan and McCloughan taking Landry if he fell to 11 either. And Dwayne Bowe was another guy the Niners coaching staff, particularly the WR coach Jerry Sullivan, really liked at the Senior Bowl.