Originally posted by dj43:
I have written in other threads that Fleener would be a game-changer in the 49er offense. I won't repeat my argument here, only to say that rule changes to protect defenseless receivers make a tall receiver like Fleener an essential part of any truly good receiving corp.
That having been said, I do not believe he is worth spending more than a 3rd to move up to get him. The need for a RG/Center is just as great as a tall receiver, hence, BPA is the best route to travel.
However, in a draft that has a lot of talent on the top end, I would not be surprised if Baalke gives up some mid-round choices to move up for a player they feel will be an impact guy. This team does not have a glaring needs hence an impact guy would be worth sacrificing some "depth" choices if it is the right guy. As much as I like Fleener, I am not certain he is worth giving up what the OP suggests.
I agree. Our first and third rounds. But this would be for anybody the front office believes in: e.g., Fleener, Hill, Randle, Glenn, Konz. With the team nearly set, the front office can afford to trade up quantity for quality.
[ Edited by Paul_Hofer on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM ]