Originally posted by GorefullBore:
I love that draft. Especially the top three picks. Pince is a huge need, Beal would give us a needed pass rusher, and I am fully on the Dalton bandwagon, I think he could be our QB of the future.
I like it too...but feel it is unrealistic. If the Niners really want Dalton, they better grab him in the second. Late in the first round, you will likely see a run on QBs... By the time the Niners pick in the second round (45th pick overall), guys like Dalton and Devlin are going to get a hard look by teams even with good QBs because every team needs a good backup these days, especially QBs that are accurate.
Mobile, accurate QBs are the name of the game in the NFL now and everyone knows it. You can't keep guys like that a secret, particularly if they perform well at the Combine. Heck, if any of these teams - Carolina, Denver, Cincy, Arizona, Cleveland, Tennessee, Dallas, Washington, and Minnesota - don't take a QB in the first round, they all will look at QB as a position of need in the second.. All of these teams draft ahead of the Niners in the second round. If the Niners really want guys like Dalton or Devlin, they may even need to trade up in the second round to get one of them.
For this reason, prying Josh Johnson away from Tampa Bay for example, might be a lot harder than most think. There might be a lot of competition for a guy like him. If Harbaugh really wants him, he could cost the Niners a pretty high draft pick in next year's draft (a second or third probably, perhaps more).