Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by ninergold:
Maddog, do you think the Niners will burn a high pick on a RT? I was hoping that they could trade down, still pick up a RT and perhaps a G and pick up another pick.
I do think they need to restock at LB. They got lucky with McKillop, but there isn't any young talent in reserve outside.
I never think it is a good idea to burn a top 10 pick on a RT, but the Niners might just do it. It seemed like they had Michael Oher second on their draft board in the 2009 Draft.
A trade down is better for a RT, in my opinion.
You are right about the OLB position. I'm still not convinced our guys are good enough to make a difference in the long haul, and I don't see Brooks as a pass rusher.
What do you think are chances are of drafting Berry, is it to far fetched to think we would steal one of the best players again? At this point my best case scenario would be to draft Berry 1st, trade back with are 2nd 1st and acquire an additional 2nd rounder.
Do you think we roll the dice and go after another QB this year?
Who are your top 5 OLB's for this year?
The chance of us drafting Berry will really depend on how badly the Panthers play this season. I think he's a top 5 or 6 pick, so they better continue to tank. If he is on the board, to me it's a no brainer. I like Goldson and Lewis, but you move one of these guys to give Berry a spot.
Very unlikely the Niners would draft a QB.
As for my favorite five OLB's in this draft, I'll leave out the juniors and backers that really fit a 4-3 defense (Witherspoon).
1) Ricky Sapp- Clemson- Probably the highest upside, with great size and superb speed.
2) Greg Hardy- Mississippi- My least favorite player on this list, but you cannot deny his physical gifts. He's got to stay injury free and stay disciplined to move his game to the next level.
3) Brandon Graham- Michigan- An OSU fan who admires a Michigan player? Sure. He's a flat out stud, who hits like a ton of brick. Closing speed is scary. Height issues going to drop him down boards. A guy you want to go to war with on Sundays.
4) Eric Norwood- A shorter and smaller version of Graham, and one great player. Some smart team is going to look beyond his measurables, and get a terrific football player.
5) George Selvie- Fast and agile, and a terrific playmaker early in his college career. He's got to stay injury free and maintain his weight.
I also like Jerry Hughes of TCU, and he'll probably be drafted earlier than Norwood. I'm just not sure he is quick enough at the NFL level. We'll soon see.
As for Sergio Kindle, all the physical talent is there. However, I don't see the fire in the belly to be a great player.