Originally posted by 49erRider:
Why would we draft a defensive player with our 1st pick? To ride the pine? We have no glaring need on defense (although we will definitely need a future shutdown CB). Very few teams draft BPA, despite what they claim. They draft BPA for their position of need. We will probably do the same.
I disagree. I think we have to think about our line depth. And though I love Justin Smith, if his possible replacement (two years out) is there, we need to get him. Those positions need a couple years to develop anyway.
I do agree on the future shutdown CB, if that person is there (though we have a pretty good group). Also, I think we do need a WR if it makes sense, and I never have a problem with oline. Bascially, I'm comfortable with letting BPA play out, and I'm good with Baalke doing what he thinks is right.
[ Edited by Fasteddy on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:39 PM ]