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14 draft picks

I don't see much stockpiling happening...Baalke should have @ 15 picks after he deals Alex. With them, he should trade up several times to get blue-chip players...i.e. get quality over quantity. It's a good draft for DL, CB's, S, TE's, etc. Not so hot for QB's, but my solution there would be to bring back Josh Johnson, who could thrive in the read-option. He wouldn't be expensive, either and already knows the offense...plus he's a vet and it's always good to have a vet behind your starter.
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I don't see much stockpiling happening...Baalke should have @ 15 picks after he deals Alex. With them, he should trade up several times to get blue-chip players...i.e. get quality over quantity. It's a good draft for DL, CB's, S, TE's, etc. Not so hot for QB's, but my solution there would be to bring back Josh Johnson, who could thrive in the read-option. He wouldn't be expensive, either and already knows the offense...plus he's a vet and it's always good to have a vet behind your starter.

Right now he is under contract to Cleveland.
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If Jonathan Banks or Desmond Trufant are within range maybe trade up for one of them.
Originally posted by iowa49er_75:
Originally posted by ninergold:
Culliver is this year's KW.

Disagree with that, corners are going to get burnt every now and then, on the Jacoby Jones touchdown why did Whitner sit on the short route when clearly we had it covered?? While Culliver didn't play the greatest game of his career, comparing him to Kyle Williams' performance last year isn't even a comparison.

As far as the draft is concerned, Harbaugh and Baalke need to evaluate the team and figure out what the missing pieces to the puzzle are. I would start with a solid cover corner, then d line depth, after that the best safety available that could come in and compete with whitner, a big bodied wide reciever, and then a kicker is where I would start. And I agree our time is now and I feel that in the draft we will see the niners trading up to get the guys that they feel fit the teams needs the best, and i think we need to get guys that can come in and make an impact RIGHT AWAY.

this. so much of this.
* assume 11 picks for now; no compensatory picks have been awarded, and the formula is secret. so...
Originally posted by ninergold:
Culliver is this year's KW.

not at all, horrible comparison
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I don't see much stockpiling happening...Baalke should have @ 15 picks after he deals Alex. With them, he should trade up several times to get blue-chip players...i.e. get quality over quantity. It's a good draft for DL, CB's, S, TE's, etc. Not so hot for QB's, but my solution there would be to bring back Josh Johnson, who could thrive in the read-option. He wouldn't be expensive, either and already knows the offense...plus he's a vet and it's always good to have a vet behind your starter.

By that logic, why not bring in Jim Sorgi? Johnson is both a waste of time and a waste of roster space, its not like he's got stuff to teach Kaepernick and he's a lousy player, so why bring him back? Draft a rookie that can be developed into a borderline starter/very good backup.
Originally posted by Tommyboy:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Rgonelove:
We wont use them all on selections. We'll stockpile for next yr. with some. That being I see us using picks to target Sheldon Richardson and moving back up to grab the best corner then depth at the dl,pass-rusherwr,ol,te
What u thimk?

I disagree with this stockpiling notion....stockpiling for what exactly? This team is in its prime right now, they should be loading up to win it all next year. I feel like they should add at least 9 guys through the draft because they'll have that many holes to fill. They can garner additional picks next year by trading down here and there but they need to solidify the roster and there's a lot of spots that are potentially major weaknesses.

Agreed.

There is absolutely no need for 14 players. They will trade a handful of these to move around. I have no problem trading out of the first if they can snag a 1 for next year. that strategy seems to work in New England. Green Bay goes the way of stockpiling picks and while it helps stock a roster, it is only needed for a while and then its like a cup, it just overflows.
Originally posted by BadgerHawk:
There is absolutely no need for 14 players. They will trade a handful of these to move around. I have no problem trading out of the first if they can snag a 1 for next year. that strategy seems to work in New England. Green Bay goes the way of stockpiling picks and while it helps stock a roster, it is only needed for a while and then its like a cup, it just overflows.

You're assuming that every single player will perform as predicted and that there won't be any busts. I'm sure based on Baalke's history they'll trade for a few extra picks next year but ultimately, they're going to be looking at replacing and upgrading quite a few players/positions.


Ted Ginn-He's out the door, need a replacement for him.

Tramaine Brock-Gone as well, that's one more spot to replace.

Delanie Walker-Don't see him coming back, yet another player to replace.

Alex Smith-He'll be traded, somewhere they need to acquire another QB, I'd prefer it to be a rookie to be developed.

Leonard Davis-Can't say he was all that great, Looney could take his spot but they still need more depth on the OL.

Larry Grant-Someone will likely be offering him a starting spot somewhere, so he's gone.

Soap-Aging, unless he signs a cheap deal, he may not be back, further increases the demand for DL depth.

RJF-May not come back, decent sub and rotational player at DE but not much else.

Randy Moss-He may retire or go elsewhere, in anycase, the 49ers need to upgrade their depth at WR.

Tavares Gooden-Special teamer, may or may not return.





I fully believe that the 49ers could add 9-10 rookies to this roster to replace guys that are leaving and upgrade at certain positions. And they can get by with having that many rookies as most of them will be serving to provide depth, with few having key roles, especially considering this is a team absolutely stocked with leaders and high quality veterans.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 9, 2013 at 3:09 PM ]
I wouldn't mind seeing them bundle a bunch of picks to move up in the first. I imagine they will get at least a third for Alex, so 15 picks give us quite a bit of flexibility. If we can use this draft to build for depth, we could even trade away 2014 picks.
Is Landry Jones worth drafting in the 3rd round? This guy was projected a 1st rounder before the season and have seen him projected to be a 3rd round pick. Not a mobile QB but put up huge numbers.