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You would not use a high draft pick (1st round) for?

You would not use a high draft pick (1st round) for?

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If high means first or second round, I would not use a high pick on a linebacker.

All four of our starting linebackers were All Pro selections this year.

But, I would use a mid (3rd or 4th round) and/or a late pick (5th, 6th, and 7th round) to look for a solid back-up at OLB.

We have, at least in my estimation, major needs on the defensive line and receiving corps.

If we do not re-sign Goldson, safety will also be a major need.
Thanks for the responses! Looking forward to the draft it is interesting to see what people think in terms of position value.
Yeah, LB is about the only position on this list that I'd likely be rather stubborn and unwilling to use a 1st rounder on. I do want quality depth at rush LB behind Brooks and Smith... so if the right rush LB was available at the end of rd 2? I'm fine with that. Brooks is around 28-29 years of age, I think.. and we haven't seen enough of the other current options on our roster to feel cozy about them. (I think Haralson will be released)
ILB, QB and OT are the only positions where we are set for years (I'm talking about the starting formation). Add TE and perhaps WR (if we trust Crabtree)...though I would not refuse Patterson at all.
Serious... (I didn't think it warranted a new thread)

But I thought this was an interesting sight about mock draft regarding our pick...

49ers 1st Round Selections - # of Mock Drafts

Jesse Williams - 5
Johnathan Hankins - 4
Tyler Eifert - 3
Zach Ertz - 3
Margus Hunt - 3
Datone Jones - 3
Matt Elam - 3
Jonathan Cypien - 2
Johnthan Banks - 2
Damontre Moore - 1
Kawann Short - 1
Logan Ryan - 1
Jamar Taylor - 1
Desmond Trufant - 1
Blidi Wreh-Wilson - 1
No first round picks on K P OLB OT OG C WR WR WR WR WR WR NO MIDGET WR RB N QB
WR....Why is there no WR option on the poll?
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Serious... (I didn't think it warranted a new thread)

But I thought this was an interesting sight about mock draft regarding our pick...

49ers 1st Round Selections - # of Mock Drafts

Jesse Williams - 5
Johnathan Hankins - 4
Tyler Eifert - 3
Zach Ertz - 3
Margus Hunt - 3
Datone Jones - 3
Matt Elam - 3
Jonathan Cypien - 2
Johnthan Banks - 2
Damontre Moore - 1
Kawann Short - 1
Logan Ryan - 1
Jamar Taylor - 1
Desmond Trufant - 1
Blidi Wreh-Wilson - 1
Now we know that we aren't getting Jesse WIlliams
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
WR....Why is there no WR option on the poll?

As much as I want a WR high in this draft, I actually agree with you. The difference in talent/ability/measurables between the 1st round WR prospects and the 2nd round WR prospects is almost nothing.
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