Originally posted by genus49:
Originally posted by theninermaniac:
two words: right tackle
Anything else is unacceptable. We trade up for either Russell Okung (4-6) or Trent Williams (6-8). I would personally be pissed if we spent both 1st rounders on a pair of defenders in the secondary, or a combo of LB and/or CB/SS. If Haden is the choice at 13, we must go offense with the next pick, even if that means trading down from 17 and gaining additional picks in the 2nd-4th rounds. Its a deep draft class, right?
As I said before, I want to trade up for Okung or Williams. For one reason or another the 49er management will not be this aggressive in or before the draft. Its going to be due to the leadership switch. All theyre going to do is sit on their hands and wait for a falling star. Well I dont believe in passive drafting. Be aggressive, especially now that were in a position with two 1st rounders. Thanks Scotty MC.
Being aggresive is great when you're one player away. The niners are not one player away. Okung will cost too much to trade up to and you'll be paying him huge money. He's not good enough to trade that much for.
As much as we need RT you don't trade into the top 10 to take a RT. It's just stupid. If we wait at #13 and one lands you run up to the podium but being aggressive in getting a RT??? That's silly.
This is a deep draft and there will be very good players available at those 2 picks. Just because it may not be at RT doesn't mean the front office is making a mistake. You just need to hope our scouts are good enough that we can address RT in the other rounds.
"thats stupid" and "thats silly" are lazy supporting arguments....
Hoping our scouts are good enough to steal a stud OT in later rounds.....thats your solution to fixing to O-line???
I should clarify, the player Id trade up for is Okung. He is a left tackle. He would allow Staley to play RT and hence solve the hole at RT. Therefore we are drafting a LT. Williams Im not quite as excited about, and would only move up to maybe from 13-9 to aquire him.
Okung (definitely) and Williams (most likely) will be Top 10 selections. If the Niners are to improve on Offense, what position and prospects do you suggest?
QB- just signed Carr, Nate Davis strong 3
RB- just drafted Coffee last year as 2, Gore is still the bell cow
WR/TE- drafted Crabs last year, Davis is a 1st rd pick, wont pull a Matt Millen
O-Line- Staley is great, Baas is a Baast, Heitmann is aging, Rachal is a baby, RT??? Sims, Snyder, Boone, lol, we need a tackle
My suggestion is to move the 13 up 5-8 spots, and we keep the option to move the 17 down to recoup the losses for moving the 13 up. Kinda like Scotty MC had done pretty well the last few drafts. That leadership is apparently gone, and Im afraid the 49ers brass will do exactly as you want, and I oppose; and thats sit on their hands and not dictact the draft, rather have the draft dictated to them.
Aka: Dummy drafting, having a rigid draft board set and unwilling to move, does not respond to stimuli, unwilling to move for fear of failure.
Im not saying go blindly hurling our way to the top of the draft with no regards for future teams. Im saying we should strategically move up and down the board, wheeling and dealing, breaking balls, and imposing our will. And we fix this O-line for future dominance.