Originally posted by midrdan:
Originally posted by martysofresh:
Originally posted by smithc28:
our 32nd pick and both round 3 picks could get us high enough to get Lattimore.
What do you think of that
that'd still leave us with 9 picks in the draft
I like it. That would make our backfield be Gore, Lattimore, James, and Hunter.
We'll have the best backfield in the league soon. Even if we missed on Lattimore and got Ball, it'd still be good.
If we drafted a RB in the first round we would not be keeping Gore (at least at his current deal). RBs are ready "now" and it makes no sense investing such a high draft pick on an every down back only to split carries in an already crowded back field. Either Gore gets cut or the loser of the Hunter/James competition for 3rd down back will be. .
I haven't chimed in yet, so I figured I would now. I don't see a reason to draft a RB again, Hunter and James should be fine after Gore is done, I'm not saying though don't draft one if Gore is done after 2012, just it isn't needed to add a 1st round premiere back like Lattimore, who probably goes as high as Richardson did. Would be hard to trade from say 30 to 3 and give up a s**t ton of picks, when we could have some holes at NT, WR, CB and a future DE to worry about. No guarantee Sopoaga and/or Jean Francois return in 2013.