Originally posted by jsaniner:
Originally posted by 9erred:
So you are assuming that the top tier guards will be off the board by the time the Niners Pick in round one, and that Baalke will not trade up as it would cost too much.
You are then assuming that a rookie second tier guard could come in and outperform a player who is in his second year of the NFL. Hmmmmm think about that for a while.
Robert Gallery was considered the safest pick in the draft, he could not beat out Barry Sims to take a starting spot.
I reallize the 9ers need a guard, but I do not believe outside of De Castro there is any slam dunk guard that would be starting day one available at 30.
Hmmmmm...your second year player was a 5th round choice who only played a few snaps. Hmmmm...so we have no experience to indicate if he is capable of stepping into a starting role, certainly the odds are against it. Hmmmm...so why not increase the odds by drafting the best guard available as soon as we can, especially when we have no other urgent needs...to me it's just common sense...Hmmmmm.
Where you one of the Webzoners who was screaming because they let Takeo Spikes go to San Diego, and you where afraid of Bowman starting at ILB, because he had very little game experience??
Where you one of the webzoners who freaked out when they let Manny Lawson (former 1st round pick) and give the position to Brooks?
Where you one of the webzoners who freaked out when they let Aubroyo Franklin go to New Orleans, and they where going to move Sopoaga from DE to NT?
Where you one of the webzoners who freaked out when the niners let Nate Clements go?
Where you one of the webzoners who freaked out over letting David Baas go to the Giants?
Where you one of the webzoners who freaked out when Joe Nedney left via free agency?
Where you one of the Niners who freaked out when the Niners where going to start a converted DE at FB over Moran Norris??
My trust is with Baalke and Harbaugh. Most teams have turnover, look at the niners turnover last year. If RG is the only spot, they can get a guard in FA and draft one. I simply think that beyond De Castro and Konz, you are not getting value at pick 30. Any other pick preferably pick 3 down, would be better. Just my opinion, which is worthless, but I think Kilgore should be given the opportunity.