Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:Geek...overall, I like it quite a bit. However (there's always one of these, huh), I'm not sold Baalke will re-sign Snyder. Now that Solari has the youngsters Kilgore & Person to develop, not sure they'd necessarily keep Snyder. What I can see him doing is getting a starting-caliber OG to strengthen the interior of the OL. Love the Doug Martin pick...he's the complete RB, does everything well, including pass protection and as a bonus, returns kicks. Really, there's nothing not to like about your mock...I'd just take an OG earlier. I do see Harbaugh acquiring Josh Johnson...he has no veteran protection behind Alex and that's an unenviable position to be in. JJ can be had for not a lot of $$, has some talent and a very strong connection to Harbaugh. If they can get another vet OLB to b/u Smith and Brooks, great. Haralson's in the last year of his contract, anyway. Nice job, man.
Thanks for the props. You are so right...there's not a perfect mock out there.
I think Baalke wants to keep Snyder because of his ability to play center, guard, and tackle. Does he see Snyder as a starter? Probably not. But if he receivers situational starter pay, and accepts the opportunity to compete with Kilgore, then I see him coming back. Continuity is key for the success of the offensive line. In terms of taking one earlier, I think the front office is sick of picking OLers so early that they can find a late round prospect. Kilgore was the guy last year. If the staff believes in him, then I don't think OL will be addressed early.
I like the Josh Johnson idea, but that undercuts Kaepernick quite a bit. Kaepernick will be entering year 2, and will have better knowledge of Harbaugh's NFL playbook vs. Johnson. If Johnson is willing to sign a vet min contract, why not? But teams like the Seahawks, Jets, and the Cardinals wil be on the market for a FA or draftee to compete for the starting gig.