Originally posted by lamontb:Originally posted by nickbradley:Originally posted by lamontb:Originally posted by nickbradley:Originally posted by lamontb:
Trade up to draft a guard come on joe that's not smart business
guard/tackle...and he's a guy that Scouts Inc (McShay) has as the #14 prospect in the whole draft. To get his talent in the late 1st would be a steal.
Iupati's dilemma is that guards rarely get drafted high, even if they're the best guard anybody's ever seen. But he plays tackle too.
He's a guard he may be able to attempt to play tackle, but as of right now the guy is a guard. And sorry i'm not at all for trading away a 1st rounder for a guard. the position just doesn't hold the value. Unless you see a QB,LT,CB, or DE that you really want, I wouldn't trade away a future 1st rounder. Yes he's the best guard on the board but I'd rather reach for him then trade away a pick.
You would "rather reach for him then trade away a pick"? Isn't that the same as trading away a future pick???
Also, would you trade away a future #1 for Steve Hutchinson? He went at #17, I believe that's the highest a guard has ever gone...and he's the best Guard in the league.
How is reaching for a guy the same as trading away a pick? If you think the guy is rated between 20-24 and you draft him at 17 then that is a reach. How is that the same as trading away your 1st rounder for 2011?
And i wouldn't trade a 1st round pick for Hutchinson. He's the best in the league but there are plenty of guys drafted below him that do above average work. the problem is the Niners GM keeps picking the wrong guys.
Lamont is correct, Iupati is an OG who some project as a possible OT but he had ZERO starts at OT during his college career.
Once upon a time Hutch was the best OG but now one could easily argue that Jahri Evans, Logan Mankins or Todd Herremans is the best OG in the league. One of those guys was a 2nd round pick, the other 2 were 4th rounders.
I wouldn't be opposed to taking Iupati at 17 however I would not trade next year's 1st to move back into the 1st round to get Iupati.
One thing we do need to question Lamont...is it the OL coaching or Scot who has done a subpar job with the interior lineman. We have seen 2 different OL coaches and no progression really from Snyder,Baas or Rachal. Baas and Rachal were both well regarded as prospects coming out of college. It could be Scot but evidence points to the coaching being not so great.