Originally posted by GoFD74:Originally posted by English:Originally posted by GoFD74:
tico - you have us drafting Williams, Spiller and Iupati in the 1st round???
How about we make this happen by trading up from the 2nd for Iupati? I know you don't want 2 rooks on the line, Ghost, but this would solve our line problems for ages.
As much as I love the idea of grabbing 3 studs like that, I'm not sure I'd give up the 2011 1st rounder to do it (and that's what it would take). Thinking ahead a little, if Alex doesn't show enough progress, you can bet we'll be using our top pick in 2011 to draft a QB, so I personally think it's critical to not give that up.
Not to mention, I highly doubt Scotty would make those kinds of moves just to draft a guard. I don't put it past him to use the 2nd or 3rd rounder for OG depth, but that's about it.
I thought about that too, trading up from the second back into the first to land Iupati especially if he's still available in the latter twenties...like they did with Staley. Is Iupati worth that if, and real big if, we go to the playoffs next year unlike the 5-11 season after the trade with NE.
To me, I believe it is because of the sheer talent this kid has for the position. I don't recall any guard throw DLs like he does since Larry Allen. If Iupati is the next LA, then hell yea he's worth that trade up. But as always, it is a crap shoot.
"C'mon lucky sevens!!!!!!"
I really see your point Ghost about the QB, but I really believe that Alex will excel next year with some continuity and those three picks if they turn out that way of course. He needs one more speed guy like Davis either WR or RB, but he needs that OL solidified with a shot more talent for sure especially at ROT where we all agree.
What I can see happening in the second is that Scotty could trade up into the top part of the second if he sees a 1st round prospect he wants like Maluaga last year. Someone with first round talent will drop into the second. That's where I think a trade can happen.
I also think that he could trade that second first rounder to move back and draft Iupati in the early twenties while landing an extra third. I really like that one scenario better than the rest.
Most definitely, we have some optons!