The impact that Takeo Spikes has had on our organization has been tremendous. He's been a mentor to the younger LB's, not just on the field, but off of it as well (See 49ers.com's X-mas toy giveaway video). But he may have one year left, and his best days as a player are well behind him.
So, that begs the question, should we be satisfied with having Scott McKillop as the heir apparent? He was somewhat of a tackle machine in his Senior season at Pitt, but he's also a tad undersized (6'0", 244lbs) and a little slow.
I'm only asking this because we have an opportunity to draft a potential stud ILB in the 1st round, though it is not one of our pressing needs. His name is Rolando McClain!
With Ulbich retired and Wilhelm a question mark, the 49ers certainly need to acquire two ILB's in some fashion during the off-season.
What do you guys think? Roll with who we have? Draft a ILB in one of the later rounds? Pick one up in FA? Or draft McClain and have him play alongside Willis for years to come!