Originally posted by DesiDez:Originally posted by mayo63:Originally posted by DesiDez:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
They say, sometimes the best moves are the ones you DON'T make. The smart move would be to sit tight, grab two impact players at #13 and #17 and continue to build this team into a SB contender. To gamble again on a 1st round QB that many experts aren't completely sold on would just be repeating the Alex Smith mistake. This team is not in rebuilding mode anymore where we have 2-3 years to wait for a rookie QB to possibly develop...we're in the hunt for a division title and playoff spot THIS YEAR. We're on the cusp of returning this franchise to prominence, and people are talking about gambling with a 1st round QB?
Over the last few years, teams like Chicago, Washington, Houston and KC have been able to make upgrades to their QB position by trading for proven veterans...we can do the same if we're willing to be shrewd about it.
Question is, how shrewd is our front office? Are they really willing to go down that high draft pick rookie QB path again, given how close this team is?
so what happens if Alex fails next year?
Then draft Locker or Luck next year, but not Clausen.
You really think the 49ers are going to be in position to draft that high next year? Because if those guys are so good, they'll go top 5.
Locker may end up being a mid-first rounder, with Luck and Mallett coming out -- both of those guys could go #1 overall. Terrelle Pryor, Pat Devlin, and Nick Foles are all first round talents as well