Originally posted by MadDog49er:
I'd be surprised if the Niners draft a WR in the first three rounds of this draft. Look for them to find a player like Spiller, or a CB with return ability, before a WR. A WR would simply not be on the field much if they keep the current 2 TE-2 WR base offense. With a player like Spiller, he would play a big chunk of the game, outside of returning kicks and punts.
Seems like a strong possibility, yeah.
Early on, among DB's and RB's with return ability, there's some, but not a whole lot. People expecting USC's McKnight to come out, think again, he sounds like he's totally committed to returning. He said he doesn't feel ready. So right now, you've basically got:
Tier 1 (Rounds 1 - 3)
Thompson (Cal) - Some PR exp.
Cox (Oklahoma State)
Wilson (Boise St.)
Owusu-Ansah (Indiana PA)
Tier 2 (Rounds 4-5)
Ross (Arizona) - little bit of KR exp.