Listening to Gil Brandt the other day, he made a statement something to the effect that, "This is a strange draft. There are very few Pro-Bowl players aside from the top of the draft, but a lot of really good players. Solid starters who can really help your team."
I totally agree with that statement. At #13 I do not see any sure fire, lead pipe locks to fix the 9ers problems. With all of the speculation that the 9ers have a shot at winning the NFC West, I still think they have a lot of holes that need to be filled. I think many fans have talked about this type of list:
In no specific order:
SS or FS
Because of the depth of this draft, I think a team like the NE Patriots are in a much better position than the 9ers. True, the 9ers have two higher picks, but I think I'd rather move down and have multiple lower 1sts and higher seconds.
Also, I wouldn't mind trading up from the lower rounds to have more 3rd, 4th rounds picks.
This draft has the potential to fill in a lot of the starting and depth needs to vault this team into a serious play-off/Super Bowl potential in the near future. Obviously, if one of those super-star players falls to #13, like Crabtree did last year, they'd be crazy to move down now. But I'd really hope they have several options coordinated to be ready on draft day.
[ Edited by Butter on Apr 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM ]