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Originally posted by Butter:Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:Originally posted by MadDog49er:
* Jon Asamoah- Love the athlete if the Niners bypass OG in the first round. I think he's an upgrade over Baas and Rachal. Big, strong, mobile. Might break 5.00 at the combine.
Do you think the Niners could place Asamoah (R2, #49) on the starting line from day one? I know you advocate two OL in R1, but isn't the only way to replace either Baas (R2, #33) or Rachal (R2, #39) is with a first rounder?
I like the idea of drafting a OG in the 3rd or later. If they bring in a rookie, they could let him compete with Baas. That way they are not overpaying, but if they get one in the 3rd or 4th, the rookie might be able to beat out Baas head to head in TC.
If you are saying you want an OG in the 3rd or later but not earlier, I disagree. I think the Niners should draft an OG earlier. Baas was an overall #33 pick. Even if someone at #79 (3rd round) would beat out Baas, it will take most of training camp to do so. This delays potential continuity on the OL so critical to making an efficient unit.
I propose getting guard and a tackle early and let Baas compete with Rachal.