Clayton: 49ers Winners in Free Agency
ESPN’s John Clayton picked his winners so far in free agency and the 49ers topped the list.
They are on the right path. After signing cornerback Nate Clements, nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin, linebacker Tully Banta-Cain, and safety Michael Lewis, the 49ers are looking more like a 3-4 defense. Franklin will help at nose tackle. Clements matches up against the top receivers on an opposing team. Lewis is a physical safety and Banta-Cain should improve the team’s speed at linebacker. Ashley Lelie will help because he’s different than the other 49ers receivers. He has speed and should be able to help in the red zone. The 49ers aren’t done. They still have plenty of money and plenty of draft choices to improve their team.