Originally posted by 49ers18:Originally posted by maxsmart:Originally posted by OnTheClock:
But for the 49ers, who seem incapable of evaluating talent, I don't think Vann is even an option -- sometimes it almost feels like Scottie is sitting around on his computers reading Scott Wright's draft "analysis" before making picks.
49ers have NO speed threat at WR or RB. The WR’s are all big power/possession WR’s (Crabtree, Morgan, Hill, Jones, Battle). All of their RB’s are power guys (Gore, Coffee, Robinson, Norris). None of these 9 core 'skill' guys are speed burners or shifty return guys, yet they still can't run the ball, and they are not speedy, so they can't stretch the defense either. This is a sign of tunnel-vision ignorance by the guys constructing the team, and their infatuation with ‘power’ and their blindness to the value of speed and shiftiness. They fail to understand the balance, the yin-yang, that the threat of speedy/shifty guys opens up the power game.
The 9ers are so devoid of speed threats, I would suggest picking up BOTH a speed WR AND a speed RB. Perhaps a McCluster or Ford in Rd 3-4 and a Holliday, Banks or Vann in Rd 6 or 7. (Trade either WR Jason Hill or Jones)
well im pretty sure that Vann is a DB anyway...so he doesn't make a valid point for any of you guys...he doesn't play WR last time i checked
If you had clicked the link above, Vann is listed as a WR on the draft websites:
But even if you don’t like Vann, then there are several other potentially good return men listed above projected in Rd 6-7, like Holliday, James, Banks, and West. Obviously this is a preliminary list, and would require much more in-depth research to select the best one.
[ Edited by maxsmart on Jan 2, 2010 at 14:45:20 ]