I think Fleener is a difference maker and matchup nightmare with his 6'6" height and 4.5 forty speed. Think about all the ways hes fits in and how many combinations we can get with his diversity. Goaline, 2 TE, 3 TE..
Lets say we do draft a project WR like Hill. How many plays is he going to contribute on this team in the 2012 season? It would have to be an empty set since Davis is always going to be on the field. We really do not have many 5 wide empty backfield sets, just not our style. Even if we did, how about 5 receiver options of Davis, Manningham, Crabtree, Moss and Fleener?
Imagine having to defend that goaline though....Davis, Walker, Fleener, Miller, Gore. We could pound it in there or have 3 TE's who could break one. Or a 2 TE set with Davis and Fleener, imagine that young monster matched up with a LB one on one since everyone is rolling to Davis. The uses are endless and Jim loves running multi TE sets. Then next year we let Walker Walk
. Its a move to help this year and beyond. There are still WR prospects available later in the draft for grooming. This offense though is not WR centric. Its no mistake that Davis led the team in TD catches, or that Davis and Walker's TD total surpassed all our WR put together. Fleener led Stanford last year with 10, the starting WRs had 4 and 2, Stanfords #2 TE had 6. Its the same O and its built for the TE, this is why Fleener is such a valuable pick. The #4 WR is not going to see the field much this year. Even next year its still Manningham and Crabtree as the 2nd and 3rd options behind Davis. Thats really why Im so high on us drafting Fleener.
If he isnt there at 30 though, getting a WR project like Randle, Jeffery or Hill wouldnt be the worst thing since pick 61 should get us a solid RG. Cant wait to see how this all shakes out!