Originally posted by Rathman_44:
I was referring more to the 1st round pick this year, but...Culliver was a suprise (anyone would admit it), Aldon and Hunter each played situationally and Bruce Miller was a hand picked project by Harbaugh.
If our 1st round picks are going to be in the 30s and they are going to continue to be AJ Jenkins, then I would argue that Revis (and his new contract) would be far more valuable than a suspect receiver that was inactive for a vast majority of the year.
That is one player our of how many? I don't expect to many more "redshirted" draft picks. Moss will be gone so there will be room at receiver. If we draft a quality TE they will play. Any defensive line players most likely will play. We have two OLB that would've played this year is they didn't get hurt (Darius Fleming and Cam Johnson). I also expect the rookies we draft this year and our rookies last year to push virtually all of our less productive backups for playing time (any defensive line backup not named Ricky Jean-Francois), Delanie Walker, Tramaine Brock, etc. There will be many holes to fill so I don't think what happened with AJ Jenkins will become the norm.
We also have to think about the longterm future of the team. Signing a guy like Revis not only disrupts our cap, but also may have other players expecting to receive top player money.