Honestly, as much as Fleener is on mine and the Zone's Mount Crushmore
it doesn't really matter in the end. Jimbo knows him better than any coach or GM in the league. He recruited him and was with him day in and day out. If he's as good as I think he can be and we trade up for him, it will be for good reason. On the flip side, if he's there at 30 and we pick someone else, there will also be good reason for it. What the 9ers do on draft day will tell the entire league how good he could be. Unless something crazy happens and he's one of the 1st 20 picks, we will ALL know exactly how much he is valued by the 9ers.
If they trade up
= they believe he can be a huge difference maker and Perrennial Pro Bowler in the Gronk / Graham mold.
If they take the wait and see approach at 30
= they are optimistic that he can be very good, but are willing to risk it because they value other players ( Hill, Wright, Randle, Jeffery, Glenn ) the same.
If he's there at 30 and they do not draft him
= then they either do not like him, or have another player valued higher. In this scenario it would be hard for me to believe he's as good as he's being touted. You would not pass on him if you knew he was going to be a Gronk/Graham, Jimbo knows that answer right now.
There are no immediate needs on this team, so this will truly be the 1st time Jimmy or Trent will draft BPA. Fleener fits in just as well as any big time WR because of the offense we run, the WR's we already have under contract, the fact the Fleener is just as fast as any of those WR's and the fact that Fleener would help out the team in the Red Zone / 3rd down as much as ANY WR in this draft.
What the 9ers do in 13 days will tell us all we need to know about one Coby Fleener.
Until then, we'll have fun the next two weeks debating it!