Originally posted by GNielsen:
I'd fall out of my chair if they used any of their first three picks on an offensive player. Their defense simply collapsed last season. For the last 6 or so games of the season and post season, they had no pass rush and couldn't cover receivers to save their lives. They gave up more points in the SB than any Niner SB team ever has. And, at the same time, their offense averaged over 30 points a game without Manningham, K. Williams and Hunter active. Why on earth does anyone around here think they'd spend a bunch of their first picks on a receiver. And please, no more "have you seen him play?" Yes, I've seen him play. He was an outstanding college player. As everyone should know by now, that doesn't guarantee anything, especially when they have so many needs on defense.
Well the defense had a lot to do with the Smith bros injuries which lacked pass rush on the 49ers 2nd half of the season. 49ers signings of DL are great depth & really Safety is our weak spot as of now which in this draft their are about 6 safeties that can start from day 1 as reported. We need 1 FS starter and the rest is depth on defense which can be addressed in the later rounds.
Austin on the other hand adds to the element of the pistol offense which we are now running also in a return specialist his value to the 49ers is like no other player in this draft and would be a great asset to the Offense especially CK7 which is probably why the 49ers would be a great show to watch every game.