49ers can really go on the assault in the draft or by a trade after acquiring picks.
After a disappointing end to the season, losing in the Superbowl to the Baltimore Ravens, the 49ers knew they had to address their pass defence, which was their achilles heel throughout the season.
While the players they have in place now are still very good, the idea was for them to draft a defensive back high, in order to breed competition as well as bring in an elite talent at the position for a long term plan.
Plans may change now after the trade to deal QB Alex Smith to Kansas City for a second and third round pick.
With these new picks in hand, the 49ers may go after a certain player who has been at the top of the trade rumour mill all off-season, Darrelle Revis.
According to Clark Judge of cbssports.com, the 49ers have enough flexibility in draft picks to go after the elite cornerback, and if they pull of the trade, then it will be a massive statement to the league that they are in a position to win, and win a lot.
The other way they can go in this off-season is to be aggressive in the draft, with the 31st and 34th overall pick, the 49ers can trade up the first round to around the 17th,and go after a cornerback that has dropped down, or a defensive lineman that can help the ageing front three that make up the current defensive line starters.
Once again, whatever the 49ers do with these picks will no doubt have an affect on a number of teams this year and the future. This one small trade for a second round pick, has so many ripple effects to it, that could potentially be the epicentre of a number of franchises fortunes.