Originally posted by KRS-1:Originally posted by tjd808185:Originally posted by Overkill:Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
It is clear people are focusing on the fact that compared Clady to Staley. What I was trying to question is should teams trade first round choices in the next year. Given that the team isn't sure of the value. Staley is a good player, but did it justify his price?
That's because you equated the value of that draft selection with Clady. We would have had the #7 selection that year, Clady went 12th.
If we had taken DT Sedrick Ellis, OT Brandon Albert (who was expected to go ahead of Clady that year) or OT Chris Williams (who was rated equally to Clady prior to the draft) with that pick, does that change your estimation of Staley's "price"? All of those guys were on the board at #7 and Staley is better than any of them imo.
Replace Staley with Kwame and we'd probally be picking alot higher that season. Who knows we might of been able to draft Matt Ryan. That's why I think we made the wrong move. We just weren't a good enough team to make that kind of risk. Thankfully the pick panned out so in the end no harm no foul.
In all likelihood, we would not have sniffed Ryan. Smith was still under his rookie contract. Had we gone another year with Kwame and his multiple whiffs at the LOS we may have gotten a QB or even Gore killed back there. An upgrade was needed.
Again, at the time the 49ers FO was not looking at the following year's draft class and rightfully so. You have no clue what can happen over that year. If you hold onto the pick banking on any 1 player at whatever position you could come away disappointed. The player you hold out for could get hurt or his draft stock could take a huge hit due to his play the following year or during the offseason.
I disagree with that. After his third season everybody knew Nolan was finished with Alex. If we had the 1st-3rd pick that season we'd entertain a new direction at QB.
BTW Your argument about holding for specific one player doesn't apply here because that wasn't my argument, and yes it the front office job to look out towards the following seasons draft hence why traded for an extra 1st rounder this season despite having glaring needs at tackle and pass rusher.
[ Edited by tjd808185 on Nov 9, 2009 at 08:16:08 ]