Originally posted by marshniners24:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
NO. WR isnt a major need and there are many more areas to address
But he can be a very good player and he's always open because of his height, and it's not like we're wasting a 1st rounder here
We have needs at OT OG OLB CB S - all of which are more important in my opinion. He didnt have a great Senior Bowl practice week either from what I read. Anyway, no chance I'd take him in the 3rd. 4th-5th perhaps.
And who would you rather have a guy like Reggie Smith or a guy like Brandon Marshall? Seriously man...
LOL Way to pick extremes. Just a ridiculous statement by you there.
Not really. It really really isn't. This guy has a s**t load of potential and he had a very productive season. He's 6'5'' with a 45 inch vertical leap and he had 113 catches and 1700 yards and 14 touchdowns. You don't pass that up JUST because "well we need a safety and an OG and an OT and blah blah blah blah blah". That line of thinking is what got us Kentwan Balmer over DeSean Jackson, Reggie Smith over Mario Manningham, Brandon Williams("because we needed a WR that can return!") over Brandon Marshall, etc. We need good players. Alexander has a great shot at being a very good player IMO. There for, if he is there and our scouts like him, you pick him because we need good players.
The Niners need good players at lots of spots that are more critical than WR. Alexander isnt what the Niners need. If the Niners were to take a WR I would want a speed burner who can really stretch the field. Alexander runs about a 4.6 40 if I'm not mistaken. I am not saying he isnt a good player but that he isnt who the Niners should take in rd 3. That is hardly the same thinking on Balmer over JAckson. Please.. that is insulting.
A wr who can stretch the field doesnt allways have to be a speed burner, but someone who can out jump and go up and fight for the ball. Aka Larry Fitz or old Plaxico burres
We have that kind of player who can fight for the ball in Michael Crabtree. All I am saying is that the Niners would be much better off using a selection around that spot for McCluster. The Niners have a huge need for speed.
Also.... Alexander isnt exactly rated as an elite WR thats for sure. Scouts has him as the 16th rated WR and I am sure his lack of top end speed is the reason for that.
[ Edited by Ninerjohn on Jan 29, 2010 at 21:53:49 ]