Went to their site to see whom they projected us drafting and I couldnt be more satisfied with our selections. That would definitely solve our problems with our first round pics, what do you guys think?
13th- Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
San Francisco has had a lot of issues over the years but one constant has been the shaky offensive line play. Joe Staley is a keeper and they have some talent inside but the Niners desperately need to bring in an upgrade at right tackle. Former teammates Phil Loadholt and Duke Robinson received more publicity and attention during their time at Oklahoma but Trent Williams is actually a better player and a far superior pro prospect. After excelling at right tackle early in his career Williams moved to the left side as a senior and had some ups and downs, although there were legitimate excuses with injuries and overall inexperience. An excellent athlete who is capable of seeing action on either side, Williams is a terrific all-around player who excels as both a pass protector and run blocker. Trent Williams | Oklahoma Sooners In many ways Williams will remind you of Michael Oher, who is coming off of a fantastic rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens. Keep a close eye on the Niners sketchy quarterback situation too. If they decide Alex Smith isn't the long-term answer once and for all the 49'ers will likely be in the market for a new signal caller and with two first round picks they certainly have the ammunition to trade up. A defensive back such as Florida's Joe Haden or USC's Taylor Mays would be the other option here if by some chance they didn't go o - line.
17th- CJ Spiller RB Clemson
This might be a controversial pick but with two selections in the first round San Francisco might be willing to play around a bit. The 49ers obviously still have Frank Gore, who will only be 27-years-old next season, but he has battled injuries going all the way back to his college days and also missed time each of the past two years. Clemson’s C.J. Spiller would be a perfect compliment to Gore while also providing a huge upgrade on special teams, which was a major problem area. A versatile weapon with blazing speed who is capable of making an impact as a runner, receiver and return man, Spiller isn’t an every down workhorse but he is an explosive playmaker that defenses must account for at all times. C.J. Spiller | Clemson Tigers It’s not an exaggeration to say that Spiller is a threat to take it the distance at any time from anywhere on the field and the success that fellow speed demon Chris Johnson is having in the NFL will surely work in his favor on Draft Day. The Niners could also use some help in the secondary at both cornerback as well as safety and it wouldn’t be a shock if they opted for a linebacker either. Still, there is always a surprise or two in the first round of every draft and Spiller would be an intriguing addition and a solid value for the 49ers at this point.
[ Edited by REDx85xGOLD on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:28 PM ]