Originally posted by Oscar:Originally posted by English:Originally posted by Oscar:
I think that the 49ers two biggest needs are (in order) 1) O-Line, and specifically right tackle and 2) Quarterback.
I think drafting an OT then Clausen actually makes a lot of sense. Clausen can sit behind Smith and Carr for a year and absorb the offense then take over in an open competition next year. This means we do not have to keep Smith if he doesn't pan out, we can just let his contract expire. And it also gets Clausen with Davis, Gore and Crabtree. That's one solid offensive lineup.
I just hope he slips that far. If Aaron Rodgers can slip, so can Clausen.
Oscar, that means we are carrying 4 qb's on the roster next year. Can't see it.
We can put Nate Davis on the practice squad. If he gets snatched up we need to be okay with that because Clausen is (in theory, presuming we draft him in the 1st as opposed to the 5th like Davis) a much better prospect.
I'm not saying that we need to do that. We could go into the season without adding another QB. But I think there are some real benefits to allowing the QB to sit for a season or two and this situation allows that.
Interesting. Whilst I am not on the "Nate is the new Joe" bandwagon, I am not sure I would expose him to the PS. Unless, of course, the word from the coaches was that the zone don't know what they are talking about, the dude is garbage.
I think if I took Clausen I would dump Carr. You can have too many 1st round qb's. Betcha we don't have a shot at him, though! Long gone