Baalke has shown the patience to wait in FA. However, the Niners have gone out and spent big money on FA vets like Justin Smith. If there is a slam dunk veteran who will be a no brainer like J. Smith, I could see them going for a big money vet IF he meets that criteria. Here's the problem, who is a slam dunk, no brainer WR?
: I love his measurables, but he can turn into a headcase at any time.
: He's been a big red zone target, but Chiefs don't let him get away.
: big target, but major health risks
: solves punt/KR issues. Small, but gives Alex a downfield weapon. Major chemistry threat.
: chemistry threat, Bills wont let him hit the market
: I really like this guys speed and redzone production
: product of the system or solid receiver
: how much does he have left in the tank? Crafty veteran with something to prove?
: big body, but health concerns a ?
I'd target Vincent Jackson and Bowe as slam dunk Tier 1 options. If not, I'd contact Robinson, Garcon, and maybe even Wayne. Signing a FA WR is critical because the Niners don't have to reach for a rookie WR in the 1st. If a stud rookie WR falls to #30, absolutely, snatch him. If not, grab the BPA available.
9ers FA plan
Without making trades, this allows the Niners to focus their draft something like this:
[ Edited by Butter on Feb 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM ]