Losing the #10 pick would suck, but 99.99% of the people on this board would have drafted Crabtree with that selection last April. And we would have ended up right back in this same spot. Point being, Crabtree and his agent are to blame if we lose the #10 pick.
And I don't see how anything in situation could be described as a blessing. Even if we do lose Crabs and draft Bryant, we'd still just be spending two first round picks to get one first round WR. How is that a blessing?
Having said that, I can't see Crabs actually sitting out a year. I just don't believe he would go as high next year after adding to his prima donna rep and proving so difficult to work with. Not to mention the 9ers would own his rights until draft day, meaning he would have to get our permission to work out for anyone, etc. His biggest payday will come from the 9ers and it will come this year. I think his agent is smart enough to see that.
this guy just said that bryant is better than crabtree
Aug 7, 2009 at 3:12 PM
All the ESPN analysts said on draft day that Michael Crabtree was the best WR coming out of college. And I agree with them, only the Raiders are crazy enough to draft someone else THAN Mr. Crabtree. He should have been the first WR drafted this year just Al Davis is crazy. I say pay him the money so he doesn't go all Anquan Boldin on us and get pissed off cause we undervalued him. And with Brandon Jones getting hurt he can just wait out longer until he gets what he wants cause the 49ers have no one else at the WR position for the long term except for Josh Morgan.
I'd be shocked if Crabtree isn't signed before the start of the regular season. And when he does get signed and in the swing of things (likely not until the end of the year regardless of holdout status) we'll all be grateful for years to come.
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