Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Not crazy about this draft Nick. I just dont see the wisdom of drafting a WR in both rd 2 and rd 3 when the Niners have other needs. You basically neglect CB and OLB totally (I dont count 7th rd picks as really addressing the position) .
The weakest positional groups, without question, are WRs and defensive line
- you wouldn't take woods in the late 2nd? Rogers isn't BPA?
- CB is extremely deep.
i kinda see what youre saying if we're going by what you said at the top. If Moss retires and Ham,Williams arnt ready, we have no true number 2 reciever. I dont see Ginn getting resigned. So that would leave us with Crabs and AJ and maybe Lockette so regardless of if Moss retires or not, which I feel he wont, we're gonna draft someone to replace Ginn. And that reciever will most likely be a playmaker or a Big RZ target type.
I agree with Ninerjohn on the Cb thing though. Id place the a higher priority on drafting Roger's successor than drafting Whitners. The talent for safeties is deep than the talent for CBs if you ask me so you can afford to wait longer and Rogers gets burned and picked on. Much rather draft then sign a FA. If Cox and Brock get resigned, they'll be battling for a roster spot during pre-season.
Also I wouldnt necessarily say that WR is a "weak positon". Our guys are injured, Ginn sucks, and Jenkins is learning. But ive noticed that Kap raises the level of play, noticed Crabtree and when Williams and Ham get back healthy, they'll make plays too. Id say the TE position is weaker than the WR though so why not draft one of these TEs with that 3rd or even the 2nd? Someone who will push Walker,assuming he gets re-signed, for the #2 spot. Im sure Ertz will end up a niner somehow since I heard they were interested in him. Even though I say that, I would love to have a guy similar to Torrey Smith on our team. Somebody that just blows the tops off of defenses and just makes big plays possible. We're a good blocking team so we rack up alot of YAC which means thats not much of a need, but it does make life easier. Though, Ive seen KW do this on many occasions so maybe it wouldnt really be a draft need.
These arnt in any type of order. im just listing:
- Soap and Smith are aging so we address DL/DT.
- Productive TEs are good for developing young QBs so we draft one to compliment VD
- A #4 CB that can keep up with shifty recievers so rogers can stop getting burned for big plays
- Back-up safety for Goldson
All areas that can be addressed with quality players w/o even making it out of the 4th Rd.
Overall, we're in a good position to get some quality players and it all depends on who's there and who's not there.
[ Edited by martysofresh on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM ]