2. SAN FRANCISCO (6-10)
LAST SEASON: Niners' season derailed early when QB Jimmy Garoppolo, RB Jerick McKinnon went down with season-ending knee injuries in September. Bigger problems came on defense, where San Francisco lacked consistent edge rushers and set NFL record for futility with seven takeaways, including record-low two INTs. Biggest bright spot was emergence of second-year TE George Kittle, who set single-season record for most yards receiving at position.
FREE AGENCY: Biggest addition was trade for edge rusher Dee Ford, filling glaring need on defense. Speedy linebacker Kwon Alexander also could help create more takeaways. Key moves on offense include signing of Jordan Matthews to join rotation at receiver, and Tevin Coleman as another option in backfield.
THEY NEED: DE, WR, CB, S.
THEY DON'T NEED: RB, QB, OL.
POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: Ohio State DE Nick Bosa; Kentucky Edge rusher Josh Allen; Alabama DT Quinnen Williams.
OUTLOOK: Niners have options near top of draft, especially if QB Kyler Murray goes first overall. That would leave San Francisco with choice of pass rushers or ability to trade down and add to team's six picks. Second round could be prime spot to find receiver to replace departed Pierre Garcon or help in secondary.