Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talent
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 30, 2013
Nine of those first-round 49ers are homegrown, but six were imports from other organizations. The Cain and Abel coaching subplot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almost an embarrassment of riches. There's quarterback Alex Smith , receiver Michael Crabtree , tight end Vernon Davis , linebacker Aldon Smith , inside linebacker Patrick Willis and offensive tackle Anthony Davis .