2013 49ers NFL draft guide

Examining San Francisco's draft history and potential picks this year

Originally Published: April 16, 2013
By ESPN Insider staff | ESPN Insider
Justin SmithRobert Hanashiro/USA TODAY SportsThe San Francisco 49ers need to start looking for a replacement for Justin Smith.

Insider's NFL and draft experts have teamed up to give a full breakdown of all that should be considered for each team as it enters the 2013 NFL draft. Here we look at the San Francisco 49ers.

Personnel needs


Major need: This roster does not have a lot of glaring holes, but the defensive line could use an upgrade on the interior. Age and injuries are becoming a concern with the defensive end duo of Justin Smith and Ray McDonald, and NT Ian Williams has yet to prove himself. They have been good versus the run, but don't have much of a pass rush and need to get a couple of young guys ready.