Originally posted by DynastyPart2:
I do like this kid and would think that if he is available with our 2nd round pick Baalke will have to think hard about taking him. I just think that with the RB talent that will be available next year, it will allow us to wait. If we are able to land a WR in FA and get a trade down to get two 2nd round picks, I would spend the our first pick (2nd round) on Fleener and then pick Martin. I would be fine with that. But, I think we would probably be better off getting a CB or OLB early, then WR later.
Basically, RB is a luxury pick for us. If we want to be competitive on offense next year, we need big bodies to catch passes. Between Gore, Hunter and (insert other RB here), I think our running game will get it done.
I respectfully disagree. We should be taking a RB (particularly a 3-down back) whenever the value presents itself. Gore is not long for this team, and he may not make it through the season. His injury history and advancing age are worrisome. We have absolutely nothing behind him when it comes to 1st down, 2nd down and goal line.
Even if next year's RB class is expected to be great, it doesn't matter. All that means is that we will absolutely have to take (or acquire) a RB early. Why intentionally paint ourselves into a corner?
Outside WR we don't have any "needs", just a bunch of "it would be nice to have...". Should a potential 3-down RB, like Martin, be available in a pick of value...then we should take him.
Round 2 sounds about right for Martin. I wouldn't mind at all moving up to snag him.