Originally posted by sachie23:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:Yep, I think they're going to go D early and often. Need help/depth at safety, dline and possibly OLB
Justin Smith is still playing at an elite level, but he isn't as explosive as last year. There's no way around his age. And next year he'll be one year older. Plus Ray MacDonald hasn't played to the level he played last year.
Add that to the fact that Jenkins and James will essentially be rookies next year, it makes a lot of sense to go DE / OLB or OLB / DE with the first 2 picks.
Goldson's play has been very good for the last 2 seasons. I doubt we let him walk, but I guess we'll have to choose between him and Bowman
Technically we choose between Goldson and any combination of these playersGoodwin / Akers / Whitner / even Rogers or Whitner.
Bowman is under contract for another year and then there is the franchise tag after that. Goldson is free agent this year, we have luxury of offering an extension to Bowman but IIRC Baalke offers extensions to players at the beginning of their final year of their deal / lets them test FA before offering his max deal to see if they'll stay.
it'll be interesting to see who gets what but IMHO bowman doesnt get an offer until training camp is done.