Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Dalton may have played himself out of the Niners' hands with his excellent Pro-Day workout the way I see the draft developing.
It appears that the Niners will use their number seven on something other than a corner, unless Prince just blows them away at his workout in Lincoln. That forces the Niners to use their 45th overall to draft a corner, since Clements is pretty much a goner when the CBA ink is dry and we begin to play football.
If Dalton put on an average show, he'd be considered a third rounder, maybe there at 76. Not anymore. With his superb performance, he may go in that mid-late second round area, possibly to a team like the Seahawks at 57. If he drops past the Seahawks, then a likely trade partner may be the Pats at 60, before the third round cycle begins and QB hungry teams attack.
If we want Dalton, the best case scenario could be trading back in the 1st. I think we need to strongly consider fielding all the calls we can get. If we get lucky, we could snag exactly who we want with all three picks (after trade) in rounds one and two. And regardless, if we trade back we're still going to land an outstanding player.
It's obvious we absolutely need to take at least two -- and preferably all -- of these positions within the first three rounds: QB, OLB, CB.
If we trade back, we could feasibly land those three plus a monster receiving threat (Julio Jones, A.J. Green though unlikley), or a terrific DE.