-Like everybody here I have been anxiously awaiting who will be our new DC because it will start to shape the 2018 draft board. Here are my thoughts on the implications of each hire!
1. Vic Fangio (the clubhouse leader) - almost certainly will beg Gute for a long lean pass rusher like Aldon Smith (SF) or Floyd (Chi) - Celin Ferrell or Arden Key looks the part Dark Horse Marcus Davenport could mean a trade back.
2. Gus Bradley- (Hail Mary candidate) - would probably love Daniels and Clark , Perry and perhaps Lowry as his down 4 and move Clay or Fackerell to SLB (I think either of these two might be very good ) in this role duking TE's and not getting pounded by tackles all day. He might make Josh Jones a star as a weak-side LB and Martinez playing a modern MLB role. Definitely would want situational rushers and could be happy with a 2nd or 3rd day pick to help the pass rush. Probably wants taller corners so again might be happier with later pick to find his Richard Sherman. This would make M3 happy- he could get a competent RT (if Bulaga is iffy coming back) or one of the top WR's at 14.
3). Mike Pettine - (WhoTFK candidate) as Packer Notes reminds me from the Rex Ryan tree, wants fleet feet on the field so again Josh Jones could be prominent in his scheme- I don't know enough about his recent work as he was in an advisory role for two years so who knows what he likes! Definitely would be aggressive- but is it Slovick aggressive or Jimmy Johnson ??