Originally posted by 49er4life:
In the last several years OT's have become the hottest trend to take in the top 20. OT's tend to be a safer pick than skill positions, because in many cases if they do not pan out as OT's they can be converted to guards.
This being said, while part of me would love to see Spiller in a 49ers uniform ( or Haden but he wont be there) the best thing for this team would be to take our top rated OT at 13 and then Iupati at 17.
It all starts in the trenches, and this would be a draft that we would look back on in 3 years as the draft that changed our teams future...
I'm not an advocate of taking two OT's in the first. This draft is pretty deep and if we can get Spiller at #13 nd an OT at #16 I would be overjoyed. We can always pickup a guard in the second or 3rd round. Who knows maybe Rachal can fix his problems in the offseason or we pickup a guard in free agency.
We also still need a safety so we can finally get rid of Roman and if the #13 pick is not spiller a KR/PR later in the draft.
I agree that it all starts in the trenches but I think we need to use both free agency and the draft to get the OL that we need.