Originally posted by RedWaltz24:To answer your question, no, not at all cost. As stated before, this draft is pretty deep with big physical WR with good hands and run good routs. If by chance there is a major run on WR's in the first (I doubt it) them I say we go CB and get a WR in the 2nd. Look, people thought Aldon Smith was a reach as well but team need trumped "best available" and look at how that worked out. Yeah, JH uses two TE's and with Nate Byham coming back the 49ers will have three very good ones. Most teams cannot say that. But the use of two TE's don't mean WR's are not valued anymore. Again, just rewind the NFC title game. I have broken down the NO game and the title game. What struck me most was how both those defenses played our WR's and, more importantly, how our WR's responded (or couldn't respond). Our wideouts, in both games, were horrible at getting open, did not run good routs, were horrible at recognizing the blitz, and, most glaring to me, were routinely out muscled at the point of attack (which caused Alex to hold the ball longer than he wanted to). And the Giants, more so than NO, were really good at taking away our WR, even in three WR sets. It was alarming to me just how bad our WR got exposed in the playoffs and just how badly we missed Josh Morgan.
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
WR, not TE, is where our biggest need is. Simple as that. If we draft anything other than a WR in the first I'll be worried (unless we pickup Colston in FA). A TE pick in the first is a luxury we don't have.
So you are saying the Niners should draft a WR in the first all costs, even if it is a reach and not the best player available? As has been stated over and over again, Harbaugh uses 2 TE sets more than any other set and often puts TE's out at WR.
People thought the Patriots were crazy when they spent two pretty high picks on Gronk and Hernandez when they needed a WR also. Not so crazy anymore.
Look, I agree to disagree. Fellow fans are family to me. But, more than any position, our 49ers really need a WR, at least 2 or 3 in this draft. "Best available" after we've addressed our needs.
Originally posted by WRATHman44:True, it is MY opinion. And I doubt I presented it as anything other than that. However, I do tend to have strong opinions and often speak/write them with conviction. But make no mistake, it's just MY opnion, and that opinion is based on years of football intimacy and film breakdown.
Agree to disagree, dude. The absolute statements you make are still just your opinion, by the way. I would agree with the OPINION that our greatest need is a playmaker in the passing game, I just think there are several different ways to skin that cat.