Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
i am not a BPA guy im a position of need
right now we need a WR RG and CB in that order (assuming we resign FA)
everrything else is a luxury pick
we are currently weakest in those 3 positions if we want to improve fix those 3 positions
It's not a matter of personal preference, but rather NFL practice. BPA is simply the more common strategy, and when guessing at team's behavior on draft day, your best best is always to go with BPA.
Also, in my personal opinion, BPA is not only the better strategy, but also the ONLY strategy. A few examples:
-niners biggest area of need was not ILB when they selected Willis. I think that turned out OK.
-The Card's biggest need one year was an OT and they passed on Willis, Peterson and Revis to get Levi Brown. Now they have the worst tackle in football, instead of an elite LB,RB or CB.
-The NYG are of strength is DE's, yet they seem to draft one every year. Again, I don't see them struggling with the strategy.
The draft is littered with worthless players who will do nothing to help their teams, regardless of position. The true difference makers are, in reality, few and far between, and if one is available you take him, and he WILL help your team. Imagine there's a pass rusher with the ability of JPP, would he not help us? Or a safety of Palamalu caliber? What about a RB who runs like Gore did in his early days? A legitimate franchise QB? A second Vernon Davis... I mean, would we really not benefit from another player like that? Now, if you believe that the player at the position of need is the same caliber as a player at a position of lesser need, then sure, go with the bigger need, otherwise I think the choice is simple.