In reading everyone's analysis of how we should draft, the WR position has become a glaring need. To the point that practice squad WR Joe Hastings might suit up for the NCF Chapionship. Obviously we will draft a WR at some point, however compared to other great offenses we truly lack playmakers. Regardless of position. The Saints had a better WR core but Graham and Sproles really gave the league trouble. The Pats have Welker but also, Gronkowski and Hernandez.
That being said, looking at our offense lacking playmakers rather then just short on WR's, a couple things come to mind. If we go for the best WR in the 1st and the top 5 are gone (Blackmon, Floyd, Wright, Sanu, Jeffery) what do we do? The obvious choice would be draft a CB, OG, or DL. Here are a couple other possiblities.
Draft LeMichael James RB, Oregon....As we get closer to the draft, the Darren Sproles comparisons are going to flood in. If Harbaugh agrees this could happen.
Draft Dwayne Allen TE, Clemson....The drafts top TE is slated anywhere from mid first-early second. At 6'4'' 255 4.5 40 with hands he could be used with Vernon interchangably and together. Our offense would become a matchup nightmare.
I'm not convinced the WR's available at the end of the 1st will be any better then the guys in round 3. It's not a top heavy WR class but its pretty deep.
Is this crazy? Just a thought based on watching playoff football