So do we go Spiller or Iupati? I think those are the only real options here. I would love to have both, but it would be great to see Gore running behind a good O-line again so I would lean towards Iupati. What does everyone think?
While most would assume this pick would be Spiller or Iupati, they surprise with a WR with speed to stretch the field vertically and ability to help in the return game. Tate has shown a ton of versatility in Weis' offense (which is a trait GM Scot McCloughan has shown a penchant for), lining up at flanker, split end and in the slot while being used in the wildcat and at times as a RB (the position he played in HS) as well as being used as a return man. Tate proved to be a clutch player with a knack for making big plays and the ability to make people miss. The 49ers lack the ability to stretch defenses vertically and looked best when playing a spread style offense, so they continue to use that approach going forward especially seeing as it puts QB Alex Smith in a position to succeed.
(For those who say this would NEVER happen how many would have guessed we would take Balmer/Rachal in 2008 over Merling/Sweed/Jackson/Thomas)
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