We must have solid NT play. Don't get this 30% crap confused. Most teams, excluding the Patriots and Packers and Lions, do not run 3 WR sets 70% (edit) of the time. Our defense FORCES that number to go so low by constantly putting teams in second and third and long. If we don't have good NT play that number suddenly gets closer to 50% and our T.O.P drops, the defense (Justin) are on the field longer, playing even more snaps, and the teams we play are less predictable. Our entire defense is predicated on stuffing the run and forcing teams into predictability on the late downs. If we do not have quality NT play on 1st down, we are going to be playing our NT on second down, and possibly third.
That said, we don't NEED to draft a NT high, but if a guy like John Jenkins, Jonathan Hankins, or even Williams are available, the 49ers best be dam* sure that Dorsey can man the nose if they don't take them.
[ Edited by 2Legit2Quit on Mar 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM ]