Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by sfout:
And thankfully most have become intelligent in a matter of days, no QB is slated to go in the top 9 on most of them but: Gabbert, Newton, and Locker all go in the 10, 13, 15 slots but I am just thankful that people are looking at our team and realizing we need an impact defensive player.
I agree that we need an impact CB and edge pass rusher. However the D is much better than the O at this point and the 9ers are desperate for a QB.
I think alot hinges on the CBA, if it gets done prior to the draft the 9ers have the ability to sign/trade for a vet QB and thus would be less likely to reach for a QB in round 1.
All the more reason they should take a deep breath and resist the urge to dump all their chips on red and hope for a lucky spin of the wheel. All the QBs in this draft are damaged goods or developmental products, and undoubtedly some team or two is going to reach and probably regret it later. If the Niners trade back in the first round, one of the top 2-3 QBs in this draft might be worth a selection in the 20s. Otherwise (or even then) they may be better off getting the BPA(s) that will help them defend against the pass.
Don't count on the CBA getting settled before late summer. The Niners will probably overpay (in $$$, not draft picks) for an unrestricted free agent to tide them over for a year or two.
[ Edited by 49erThrowback on Jan 14, 2011 at 5:27 AM ]