49ers acquired five Pro Bowl players during Nolan's tenure

49ers acquired five Pro Bowl players during Nolan's tenure
January 14, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Mike Nolan was the head coach of the 49ers when they added Alex Smith, Frank Gore, Verno Davis, Patrick Willis and many other current players through the draft. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Ten players acquired during Mike Nolan's 3 1/2 seasons as 49ers head coach will suit up Sunday when the 49ers face Nolan's new team in the NFC Championship Game.

Nolan is in his first season as defensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons after spending one season with the Denver Broncos and two with the Miami Dolphins.

The 49ers were 18-37 in Nolan's tenure as coach, but the team added nine players who are regulars. Five of the players were chosen to the Pro Bowl team: running back Frank Gore, tackle Joe Staley, defensive tackle Justin Smith, linebacker Patrick Willis and safety Dashon Goldson.

Here is a breakdown of how every player on the 49ers' 53-man roster and reserve lists was acquired (includes general manager/head coach):

Terry Donahue/Steve Mariucci (through 2002)
LS Brian Jennings, 2000, seventh round

Terry Donahue/Dennis Erickson (2003-04)
NT Isaac Sopoaga, 2004, fourth round
P Andy Lee, 2004, sixth round

Scot McCloughan/Mike Nolan (2005-08)
QB Alex Smith, 2005, first round
RB Frank Gore, 2005, third round
TE Vernon Davis, 2006, first round
TE Delanie Walker, 2006, sixth round
*LB Parys Haralson, 2006, fifth round
LB Patrick Willis, 2007, first round
LT Joe Staley, 2007, first round
DT Ray McDonald, 2007, third round
FS Dashon Goldson, 2007, fourth round
CB Tarell Brown, 2007, fifth round
DT Justin Smith, 2008, free agent

Scot McCloughan/Mike Singletary (2008-09)
LB Ahmad Brooks, 2008, waiver claim
WR Michael Crabtree, 2009, first round
DT Ricky Jean Francois, 2009, seventh round
G Alex Boone, 2009, undrafted rookie

Trent Baalke/Mike Singletary (2010)
WR Ted Ginn, trade
T Anthony Davis, first round
G Mike Iupati, first round
LB NaVorro Bowman, third round
*WR Kyle Williams, sixth round
RB Anthony Dixon, sixth round
CB Tramaine Brock, undrafted rookie
FB/DT Will Tukuafu, undrafted rookie
DB C.J. Spillman, waiver claim

Trent Baalke/Jim Harbaugh (2011-12)
LB Aldon Smith, 2011, first round
QB Colin Kaepernick, 2011, second round
CB Chris Culliver, 2011, third round
*RB Kendall Hunter, 2011, fourth round
G Daniel Kilgore, 2011, fifth round
FB Bruce Miller, 2011, seventh round
NT Ian Williams, 2011, undrafted rookie
*DE/TE Demarcus, 2011, undrafted rookie
K David Akers, 2011, free agent
LB Larry Grant, 2011, free agent
CB Carlos Rogers, 2011, free agent
C Jonathan Goodwin, 2011, free agent
S Donte Whitner, 2011, free agent
QB Scott Tolzien, 2011, waiver claim
LB Tavares Gooden, 2011, free agent
WR Randy Moss, 2012, free agent
CB Perrish Cox, 2012, free agent
*WR Mario Manningham, 2012, free agent
WR A.J. Jenkins, 2012, first round
RB LaMichael James, 2012, second round
G Joe Looney, 2012, fourth round
*LB Darius Fleming, 2012, fifth round
S Trenton Robinson, 2012, sixth round
LB Cam Johnson, 2012, seventh round
TE Garrett Celek, 2012, undrafted rookie
RB Jewel Hampton, 2012, undrafted rookie
S Darcel McBath, 2012, free agent
G Leonard Davis, 2012, free agent
LB Clark Haggans, 2012, free agent
LB Michael Wilhoite, 2012, free agent
DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, 2012, undrafted rookie
K Billy Cundiff, 2012, free agent

*-Injured reserve or physically unable to perform