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Draft O-line vs Defense

I think it's safe to say that our Defense is ahead of our offense in terms of having a cohesive unit and executing the game plan consistantly. On the other hand, our offense is still missing some key components on the offensive line (although they did play well last night against the Cards), and probably another wide receiver to complement Crabtree.

Our Defense has played relatively well the entire season with no glaring weaknesses, while our Offense has been sporadic, especially in the run game. We can't regularly run the ball effectively when we want to or when we have to. We aren't getting good push in short yardage situations. Not to mention, Alex Smith could use a split second longer to get the ball out sometimes. We have 1st round talent at all the skill positions (QB, RB [Healthy Gore would be a first rounder], WR, TE), but it all starts in the trenches if we want to execute better in both the running and passing game, and complement our defense letting them rest on the sidelines by sustaining longer drives and running out clocks.

That said, I'll take Eric Berry , then draft all offensive linemen for the remaining rounds (just kidding, but not really)
did you just say the defense has played well all year and has no glaring weaknesses? the secondary has pretty much been torched all year long. i agree with the premise of your thread though.
you're right our secondary has been getting lit up pretty good, I think I forgot because Kurt Warner didn't throw a TD pass on us, and I may be high of the rest of the Defense's performance from yesterday
i rather have a dominant defense, it puts bad teams in many games( not saying we bad, more like average), but i would like eric berry and joe hadden, but if berry not there then haden and taylor mays, but my perfect scenerio is we trade up for SUH Because our defense would be beast with him and draft hughes in the second round, McKnight in the 3rd if there.
Both offense and pass defense need to be addressed. 49ers are ranked #27 in total offense, while the pass defense is also ranked #27.
This is oline needs a major upgrade. I know a lot of the experts where high on Tony Pashos, but I still think the RT needs a serious upgrade. With the improvement of the passing game, I think they have the pieces to dramatically improve. Imagine if the oline can dramatically improve next year, especially in the running game. The Niners might actually have a good to really good offense.
i hope we sign a G like Mankins and draft a RT. this draft is deep with playmakers on both sides of the ball and we should take advantage of that. if Okung is not there, i think its too early to take any of those other tackles.
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
i hope we sign a G like Mankins and draft a RT. this draft is deep with playmakers on both sides of the ball and we should take advantage of that. if Okung is not there, i think its too early to take any of those other tackles.

That would be awesome but free agency worries me if there is no agreement in place so guys can actually become unrestricted free agents. I don't want to give up any draft picks AND give out big contracts.

Mankins and Anthony Davis would be great imo.

Then we can grab Jerry Hughes :D
I expect the 49ers to draft just two OL, in all likelihood. Especially if we sign a guard or tackle. However, if we don't, I see us taking three, with one late whom they'll make compete with Alex Boone.

[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 15, 2009 at 22:10:48 ]
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
i hope we sign a G like Mankins and draft a RT. this draft is deep with playmakers on both sides of the ball and we should take advantage of that. if Okung is not there, i think its too early to take any of those other tackles.

Agree. Would like CJ Spiller!
Our defense plays much better when TKO plays. He's not an old man but I don't think we have confidence in anyone behind him.

I really think we are very thin at ILB, especially Ted.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Our defense plays much better when TKO plays. He's not an old man but I don't think we have confidence in anyone behind him.

I really think we are very thin at ILB, especially Ted.

That's where McClain comes in as a viable pick with that first one, just not what I want. Right now

Berry
Okung
Haden (I've come around)
T. Williams
McClain
Trade down

We will see where T. Williams ends up, but I believe he is the perfect RT for us.

I really wouldn't mind seeing these first three picks...
T. Williams (Top 10)
M. Iupati (Top 25) I expect us to go to the playoffs
T. Cody second round

Nice beef all the way around...new OL will be...

Staley--Iupati--Heitman--Rachal--Williams

That would be awesome!!!! Seriously!!! Nice youngins surrounding the ol' man!

Then we could mold Cody...sure it will take time, but the fact is he reminds many of Jammal Williams and we know how he turned out. He can contribute by pushing the pocket inside for at least two downs, but enough to stuff running plays allowing Willis and friends to continue what they do best allowing rotation at the NT spot.

However, I love Spiller and believe he too would make an immediate impact. The thing is I see many return specialist as RBs, WRs and CBs, all of which we need in the 3rd on down for some great value.

I just don't see a RT like Trent Williams and a LG like Mike Iupati coming along every year. The second we could go with Arenas, Graham, N. Allen, many directions.

I am starting to believe that first pick will be an OT and the second one will be Iupati....just makes sense given what Singletary is all about!

Still...want Spiller!

Just like our chances for some serious talent in that first round!



Originally posted by ninertico:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Our defense plays much better when TKO plays. He's not an old man but I don't think we have confidence in anyone behind him.

I really think we are very thin at ILB, especially Ted.

That's where McClain comes in as a viable pick with that first one, just not what I want. Right now

Berry
Okung
Haden (I've come around)
T. Williams
McClain
Trade down

We will see where T. Williams ends up, but I believe he is the perfect RT for us.

I really wouldn't mind seeing these first three picks...
T. Williams (Top 10)
M. Iupati (Top 25) I expect us to go to the playoffs
T. Cody second round

Nice beef all the way around...new OL will be...

Staley--Iupati--Heitman--Rachal--Williams

That would be awesome!!!! Seriously!!! Nice youngins surrounding the ol' man!

Then we could mold Cody...sure it will take time, but the fact is he reminds many of Jammal Williams and we know how he turned out. He can contribute by pushing the pocket inside for at least two downs, but enough to stuff running plays allowing Willis and friends to continue what they do best allowing rotation at the NT spot.

However, I love Spiller and believe he too would make an immediate impact. The thing is I see many return specialist as RBs, WRs and CBs, all of which we need in the 3rd on down for some great value.

I just don't see a RT like Trent Williams and a LG like Mike Iupati coming along every year. The second we could go with Arenas, Graham, N. Allen, many directions.

I am starting to believe that first pick will be an OT and the second one will be Iupati....just makes sense given what Singletary is all about!

Still...want Spiller!

Just like our chances for some serious talent in that first round!




Great post. Would like the beef on both lines, but I also really want Spiller!