Originally posted by dj43:
Manningham signing doesn't change the need for a #1 WR. He is a #3.
I like Fleener a lot but all that does is push Walker to H-back.
RG is perhaps the most important need of all, though we don't know how the coaches view Kilgore. I don't see him as the kind of quality that would be an 8-10 year answer.
Originally posted by okdkid:
Manningham changes nothing in the draft.
I disagree, signing Manningham does change the draft, because at least for the short term we have our top 3 WRs. Moss is the only widecard and if he is the Randy of old then we dont need a #2, Manningham signing with us pretty much tells me 1 of 2 two things a. the chance at playing for another SB won out vs signing with the rams or b. we told him he'd be the #2 because Moss wont be an every down player. Also Manningham is signed for 2 years so we'd likely see what he can do at least for 1 year before we make a commitment to find a new top dog at WR.
Unless our FO pulls off a monster trade and sends Crabtree packing on draft day we do not need a #1/#2 because they've made it clear that he is the #1 in our offense even if he still has some ways to go before being a "true #1".
We might find a "#1/#2 in training" in the middle rounds like Tommy Streeter, Brian Quick, DeVier Posey, Greg Childs, Chris Givens, etc but we do not need a spend a #1 pick on a WR who will be at best 3rd on our DC(moss would be the #4 WR under this idea lol) for the first year or 2 of his deal.
Also we still need a #2KR/PR guy because everyone on here thinks Williams should never touch a football again so under that premise we would more then likely draft a guy like Devon Wylie, TJ Graham, Jordan White, Travis Benjamin, Chris Owusu, TY Hilton, Eric Page, etc.
Whether this forum likes it or not the Moss/Manningham signings all but completely derails the idea of using our #1 on WR, unless like I said the FO is willing to have him basically sit on the bench and only come in for very exclusive play packages.
EDIT: based on recent chatter of us bringing in that "PS warrior" FB for a work out I dont see us drafting a TE, IMHO we make it our top priority to draft a C/G in the first and if none of them are on the board we take the BPA out of any of these positions WR, TE, RB, OLB.
[ Edited by sfout on Mar 18, 2012 at 9:21 AM ]