The 49ers front office appears to have its act together this offseason, as they have already signed five of their nine draft picks to contracts: linebacker Parys Haralson, defensive backs Marcus Hudson and Vickiel Vaughn, defensive lineman Melvin Oliver and tight end Delanie Walker. The big ones will come later, as the club hopes to have first-round picks, tight end Vernon Davis and outside linebacker Manny Lawson, signed and ready to participate for the first day of training camp.
The 49ers continue to search the waiver wire to see if help becomes available for their secondary. They would like to get more competition at cornerback and free safety, but it appears unlikely they can add a player of starter quality this late in the process. The team is also spending a lot of time looking at the supplemental draft class, but it is highly unlikely they are willing to spend a high draft pick to obtain talented linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who is seen as a character risk.
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DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED
LB Parys Haralson (5th); S Marcus Hudson (6th); TE Delanie Walker (6th); DE Melvin Oliver (6th); S Vickiel Vaughn (7th).
OG Larry Allen; WR Antonio Bryant; CB Sammy Davis; QB Trent Dilfer; WR Bryan Gilmore; CB Walt Harris; QB Shaun Hill; FB Moran Norris; QB Jesse Palmer; LB T.J. Slaughter; S Chad Williams.
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