Originally posted by GMniner805:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by ninertico:
If Haden gets past Cleveland, there's a good possibility he will land to us. I didn't see anybody mention whether they would prefer Haden over Spiller for example at #13.
If Haden gets picked before we do, then I would say Spiller and then Iupati or Graham or trade back. In this draft we have the ability to take two players at the top of their respective positions:
Haden, CB--"#1 NFL Corner"--Mike Mayock
Spiller, RB/RS Two for one deal there!
Trent Williams, RT--"Pro Bowl potential"--Mike Mayock
Mike Iupati, OG--"Pro Bowl potential"--Mike Mayock
Brandon Graham, 3-4 pass rusher--Dominated the SB!
I wouldn't be mad with those two beautiful OLs in the first!
Still, that is one solid list!
If Haden is there he has to be the pick.
I disagree, let's say we take Haden at 13 there's no guarantee he'll start over Clements & Spencer as a rookie. Meaning we most likley will get little production from a very high pick.
If we take Spiller the sky is the limit as far as production goes. Were talking rushing yds, receiving yds & big plays on special teams. That sounds a lot more apealing to me then what ever contribution Haden could make as a nickel corner.
I'm sure Haden will become a great NFL player, but I don't see him keeping any OC's up late at night right away. On the other hand Spiller will instantly terrify DC's across the league, they will have to account for him every time he's on the field. If we were still rebuilding it would be a different story, but we need to win NOW.
Shut down corners have a lot more value than a RB. Haden is better than Clements right now and will start opening day IMO. For everyone that wants spiller over any other position, what do you guys think his stat line is going to be? My problem with spiller > OT is that our offense is not the most creative and his touches are going to be limited beyond speical teams. There have been threads going around lately that show how horrible our OL is. Had problems running the bowl over the LT, LG, & RT. How does spiller fix that? The hole he needs wont be big because of his speed? How's he going to do when a LB is filling the hole. Ive come around to saying I wouldn't mind drafting Spiller, but not at the cost of drating one of the top OT.