Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I seriously doubt Harbaalke would see the value trading up for a S...historically, they just don't take one that early. Last time they did was '92, when they drafted Dana Hall. Also have to remember, both Trent Robinson and Michael Thomas will be competing for FS, too. It's not like the cupboard's bare. I think Baalke's stands pat at #31, where I'd love to see him draft Sly Williams, a big, versatile DL who'd provide Fangio some quality depth inside and out. S could be the position at #34.
The history of Baalke and Harbaugh doesn't go back to '92, it goes back to 2011. They've had 2 1st round picks, and didn't use either on a safety. They also didn't use one on DL, CB, RB, etc. With only 2 picks, there will be quite a few positions they weren't going to address. Plus, the team had different needs.