Originally posted by Kolohe:
I voted "someone else" we need defense!!!
I don't disagree with that. That is why I have said all along that this whole discussion is just academic. I just can't see the 9ers trading up an arm and a leg that high to get either of them. So, I am hoping to find a slight balance between defense and offense. I don't know take a DE/DT or S with the 1st pick,then get a WR in the 2nd. My problem is if we ditch Austin or Patterson, even Hunter should go in top of 2nd, so you might have to use the 34th pick if you want him. Anything lower, we are probably talking about the 2nd tier of WRs.
While I agree we need to fix our D with pass rushers, safeties and corners, my point of view is this, the old adage of defense wins championships have arguably become debatable after what we saw last season. When you play a really good team with an explosive offense, they are going to score on you no matter what. If say we agree on the premise that the Seahawks have the best secondary in the league now, they still got rolled over in the 1st half by Roddy White and Julio Jones. The same thing happened to us too plus in the Super Bowl. I believe apart from Boldin, we are may be just 1 offensive playmaker short in getting us over that hump. 9ers are not shy in making bold decisions, we went for a WR last season in the 1st, but only we picked the wrong guy unfortunately. While I agree 1st round is too much of a luxury that we probably can't afford on a WR, a 2nd rounder is definitely on the cards.