I say not to draft based on need. Draft whoever is a better value at their respective position. A draft pick should be drafted based on what he'll do for the next 5 years. Yeah, we need a WR at the moment, but we shouldn't draft specifically on a need that we have for a singular year.
Can't go wrong with either, in my opinion. In terms of the upcoming season though, I highly doubt either player makes a huge impact. At WR, we're going to be starting Crabtree, Moss, and rotate in a few players. Stephen Hill could be one of those players, but he's not going to be a 1000 yard WR unless we really luck out and he's one of those rookie sensations. At TE, we've got Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker with strangleholds on their position. They know the offense really well and have great chemistry with Alex. Fleener wouldn't have a huge impact either, unless he beat out Delanie for the #2 spot, or we designed a LOT of plays to have three TEs on the field.
I don't expect much from either. The biggest performers in the receiving game next year will, once again, be Crabtree, Davis... and then hopefully Moss. If we could get 400-800 receiving yards as production from either guy, it'd be awesome.
We have more needs than 7 picks in the draft will cover so we should just trade back for a 2nd and a 3rd. Maybe to the Jags since they have #38 and #71. that would give us #38, #62, #71 and #94. Allowing us to not have to reach for players. I was going to do a mock, but then we picked up Moss and then Morgan left AND THEN All hell broke lose in the FA world so everything got screwed up
I take Fleener. I think him and VD together in 2-TE sets would be sick! I do like what I see in Hill, but the fact that he goes from a 3rd-4th round prospect to a 1st - just because of the combine, worries me a bit. I would still love to find a way to get him in round 2 though.
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