Originally posted by D-Money:
Picks 31 and 32 hopefully. We don't pick in the top half of the first round anymore. People just don't realize this is the trade it would take to get a top echelon player. Again this trade is similar to the Julio jones trade. Would you do the Julio Jones trade? Ummm Yes. If not you didn't see him have an all world game against us.. In only this first half.
1) That draft was so top heavy at WR and the two top prospects were AJ Green and Jones. There was a HUGE talent dropoff after those two players at the WR position and Green was already gone. The next 5 WR's who were drafted were Jonathan Baldwin, Titus Young, Torrey Smith, Greg Little and Randall Cobb. Not one of these guys is in Julio Jones' class as a WR.
2) This year, there are six other players at DT who carry a first round grade. Floyd, Richardson, J. Williams, J. Hankins, J. Jenkins and Short all could be drafted in the first round, too.
If you were the Niners, would you give up an entire draft's worth of picks for someone who is only marginally better than 6 other prospects? Sorry, but my answer would be NO.