Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Curious what the board thinks about the idea of the Niners flipping picks with the Eagles in the first round, and acquiring Kevin Kolb in the deal.
It appears the Niners will select somewhere around the 6-9th area in the draft, if we defeat the Cards. Meanwhile, the Eagles are sitting currently in the 25th slot. While the Niners would never part with their high first rounder for Kolb, a swap of picks might work (maybe with added compensation). The Eagles could target a last piece of the puzzle to compete for a Super Bowl, getting a stud DT, a lockdown corner, etc. and the Niners get their franchise QB.
So, who would you like to target at number 25, if this scenario had legs and happened? Do you target a DE/OLB, a CB, another WR?
I am a big believer in getting impact players when you have the chance, even if they don't fill your greatest need. So while it would be nice to have Kolb, who I see as an average QB in the league, would it be worth giving up the option to grab a stud DE pass rusher or a top flight CB or a true #1 WR?
As I watch other playoff teams, they all have a true #1 receiver. The 49ers don't even have a #2 if you look at the way Crabtree and Morgan run patterns and catch the ball.
I also see guys who can rush the passer on playoff teams, along with quality corners.
Teams do not have the option to draft in the top 5 very often so when they do, they should go BPA. The 49ers have four critical needs right now, including QB. So if the don't have a chance to use their high pick for a QB, they should get a guy who will provide the greatest impact. That means a pass rusher who makes the secondary look better, followed by a CB, followed by a WR. That is my order of need/preference.
So, "no," I would not switch out of a top 5-6 level pick.