Originally posted by matthewabbit:
The thing is that often w.r often take a year to catch on. .
I get that, but the 49ers need WR's to contribute, now and in the future. Beyond Crabtree, I have nothing to feel good about when it comes to the WR's. This team lacks playmakers who can get out on the field and contribute. With a guy like Austin, even as a rookie, teams have to adjust defensively for him, they have to keep a safety back to allow for his ability to stretch the field. Anytime you force the defense to adjust, that's a good thing.
Whereas d lineman or secondary help can often go in right away. If we don't move up in the draft to pick a dlineman I say safety or corner cuz those are the positions were losing in free agency most likely. Our offense still has a lot of room to grow whereas the d just needs fresh talent more
Say the defense comes back exactly the same as last year. Now you've got a bunch of draft picks sitting on the bench, not contributing. I honestly don't think that this team needs more than one cornerback, one safety and a couple of defensive lineman in the draft. Most likely none of them will be getting any major playing time to begin with.