Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by GMniner805:
Originally posted by sacleads:
I'm not a fan of using first round pick on a back up players. We just don't have the luxury for first round part time players. No matter how I look at it, Spiller is not going to be a starter as long as Gore is here. We have WAY bigger needs than a RB.
Well I am a fan of drafting the bpa that got us the likes of Vernon Davis, Patrick Willis & Micheal Crabtree. We took these guys over our needs and the results speak for themselves. Drafting strictly based on needs gets you guys like M.Rumph, R.Mcgrew, & R. Woods. Not to mention Spiller does fill a lot of needs, being a return specialist arguably our weakest position.
McGrew and Woods, and a whole host of others, came from reaching for a need, not from looking to fill a need. We need:
with that list there will be no need to reach. Backup backs and returnees can be picked up rather late in the draft. No point in paying first round money for a guy to warm the bench most of the game. When Gore needs replacing we can draft, there is no need to develop a guy over time.
We are spending far too long worrying about what Seattle will do. Let's concentrate on improving our team. Out D can handle the Seahawks
There's few guys in the positions you listed that are better players than Spiller, meaning even if the 49ers fill a need they will most likely be reaching.
Seattle is infront of both our 1st round selections, what they do will greatly impact who is left on the 49ers board. That has myself & most likely the 49ers concerned rightfully about what Seattle does with their picks.
As long as Denver takes a 1st rounder away from the seachickens I say bring Marshall on. That would help a tackle fall to us at 17 after taking Spiller.
[ Edited by GMniner805 on Mar 7, 2010 at 12:24 AM ]