Originally posted by SundayTicket:
I must realize that brooks is a FA this year since i said "He just needs to be resigned".. and if we had 1 of the top defenses last year and he is resigned, then i suppose the means we have one of the top defenses again this year?
Im not seeing your point ... obviousley pass rush is important just like catching TD's is.. but this year offense was obviousley our biggest problem and not having a big WR to convert our 3rd downs.. If we keep the same defense in tact i dont see how you believe another pass rush is a bigger need than areas on offense.
It absolutely is. WR isn't going to be an automatic fix and WR's can be found anywhere in the draft. Top 3-4 OLB's are harder to come by. If it comes down to it, I'd rather they draft all for defense and improve upon the team's strength and then re-sign Morgan and maybe sign a guy like Meachem who is more ready to contribute than your typical rookie WR and maintain their edge.
There's maybe 1 premier WR in the draft this year and that's Blackmon, aside from him and possibly Floyd and Kendall Wright there's about 10-12 guys who are pretty much in the same range, all who have their own particular defects and will need time to develop.
I'd much rather go OLB in the 1st round, DE/DT in the 2nd and then look at at a WR if there's someone available that seemed like a good fit in the later rounds.
Steve Smith=3rd round
Mike Wallace=3rd round
Brandon Marshall=3rd round
Morgan will be back, the offense will have another year of familiarity, sign a guy like Meachem off the street, draft a rookie in rounds 3-6 and the 49ers will be fine.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM ]