Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
~ There is no reason for him to say this.
~ You do not say ever "there is a player we like and will pick at #30."
~ People will assume it's Fleener because of the Harbaugh connection.
~ Making it more difficult to obtain him now. We will have to trade up because people will try to get ahead of us.
~ Never tell anybody. Media, fans, other teams what you will do.
Negatory... the overaction about this quote is pretty amazing. Every team has "one player" in mind with their first pick... it's called Plan A, or "in a perfect draft," if he gets drafted they move on to Plan B. If you wanna believe everything he is saying you gotta add in "we think he will be there when we pick." That takes away Fleener who is being dubbed as the next Tony G..
The notion about this quote having a "trade rape" effect is also bogus, just like in free agency they also assigned values to players in the draft and wont go over that value.