Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
Stupid move, Jared Gaither isn't worth more than a 2nd round pick based on personal, and future injury issues. The only teams targeting this guy are no worse than us in front-office talent evaluations.
Baltimore is playing a smart power move by getting rid of a guy while they can before his problems further expose themselves before the 2011 off-season, where his trade value might be close to a 4th or 5th round pick.
Bringing this guy in would be like acquiring a younger Jonas Jennings... sure he'll have wonderful numbers... that will only last for 5 weeks a season.
Stop the bulls**t 49ers, you've needed a RT for years and you've never fixed it.
Gaither does not have a history of injuries he got injured last year in the Patriots game and had not missed a game before that for the last two years (his rookie year he did not play much not because of injury, and when he did play it ws due to someone elses injury). So I have no idea where u get this 5 weeks a season BS. Ove the last 2 seasons he has ONLY MISSED 5 games, which is less than Joe Staley. I don't see anyone saying Joe Staley is only going to play 5 games a year and isn't worth that huge contract we gave him. Gaithers is WAY better than Staley as Gaithers kept Micheal Oher, who had an awsome year, on the Right side until his injury. Don't get me wrong, I really like Staley, but I think Gaithers is better.
As well, you stated he is not worth more than a 2nd round pick, and our second rounder, pick #49, is worth 410 points on the Draft Value Chart. And diffrence between our pick (#13) and Baltimore's pick (#25) is...... 430 points. Therfore, moving down in the draft is equal to giving up our 2nd round draft pick. Personally, unless Trent Williams is there at 13 (which I doubt, but if he was, I'd Rather pick him) I do not like any of the prospects. I am not that high on CJ Spiller, Jason Pierre-Paul, Joe Haden or Anthony Davis. So by moving down to 25 (where I think there is great value in this draft), we can pick up player that I think will be better AND we pick up a proven Offensive Tackle. At 25 we could pick up Jerry Hughes, Mike Iupati, Maurkice Pouncey, Sergio Kindle. And then at 17 we can pick a DB like Kyle Wilson (who I like ALOT more than Joe Haden) or Earl Thomas.
Anyway, what I hope the most for is that Trent Williams Falls to 13, and at 17 we pick Kyle Wilson, and in the 2nd we pick Reshad Jones, 3rd round we get Jon Asamoah, 4th round we get Brandon Spikes, and 5th Round we get Blair White. Unfortunately, Trent Williams will not be there, so I think the trade with Baltimoe is the next best option.