Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
A lot will depend how the rest of the season plays out and FA afterwards.
However, at this point I'd say "Go for it!" I'd prefer a VERY disruptive 3-4 DE. We seem solid OLB. Brooks has really stepped it up and I see improvement in every game. Cam & Flemming are waiting in the wings and the jury is still out on them. And FA works both ways. We may lose some players BUT we can also pick up a quality player or two.
The fly in the ointment is JH/Baalke seem to find very good players in other rounds like Hunter. So, maybe we package a bunch of the later round picks and move uo further into the 2nd round and keep our first.
Either way, I feel the impact 3-4 DE is a priority.
remember we have two pass rushers that are going to essentially be rookies next year due to injury, so we don't know what we will have from them
We have an entire rookie class this year that will essentially be rookies next year due to lack of playing time. But I get what you are saying hopefully they will be able to get a good idea what they can do.
Originally posted by gold49digger: But how is he on coverage? I dont want another taylor mays
What? who cares about that?
Trading up for another OLB in the first? That guy has to have the potential to be AllDone squared from day one on...Else, it's too much of a luxury pick. Safety, #2 CB and a D-Liner are needed sooner rather than later.
Unless they see the 2nd coming of JJ Watt, I don't see us moving up. I like the NY Giants philosophy of drafting pass rushers, so if one happens to be there, take them. I don't believe in targeting positions by round, as the talent available should dictate who you draft. But I'd like at some point for us to draft a DE (most likely the first only because we need a replacement for Justin Smith), a DE/NT (someone to come off of the bench in RJF's role if the staff is not confident in Dobbs, Tufuaku, and Williams), OLB/DE pass rusher (3rd down rushing specialist mainly), big bodied, sure handed TE (safety blanket for Smith and a good compliment to Vernon Davis), FS (insurance), SS (insurance), T (to fill the void left by Boone moving to guard), and two guys to play G/C (depth especially if Kilgore is starting next year).
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