Originally posted by nw9erfan:
Good thread guys...
Now that the team has filled out its receiving corps, they have the luxury to wait and get a developmental pick and I think that is the direction they will go....think a guy like Streeter or Quick....unless of course, a guy like Hill falls to them at 30.
Our major weakness is our passing game. Our receiving corps needs to be upgraded.
Steps have been taken in free agency, but those steps, by themselves, are not sufficient.
I do not think that the team has filled out its receiving corps.
At this point, our top wide receivers are Crabtree, Williams, Ginn, Moss, and Manningham.
I think Ginn must be considered as a return specialist, and not as a wide receiver.
Kyle Williams has shown some flashes as a wide receiver in his two years on the team, but not that many flashes.
He has only played in 18 games and started one. He has a total of 21 receptions for 241 yards.
We should look for an upgrade in the draft.
Third, Randy Moss might prove to be a great addition, but we will not know if that is true until after the draft.
His contract is specifically set-up to allow us to cut him without cost, if he does not pan out.
We have to draft in a way that covers for the worst, not the best results from Moss.
Crabtree and Manningham need to face more competition than just Moss and Williams.
Crabtree and Manningha have not proven to be highly reliable, productive receivers.
There is no guarantee that they will transform their potential into production.
I could see us drafting two wide receivers and a receiving tight end in this draft.