Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
The theory sounds great, but I can't agree with this plan. I don't understand trading away a corner to simply burn draft picks to get another one. Tarrell Brown is fine. If our latest FA acquisition pans out, we will have 4 starting caliber corners on our team for 2013. It's too bad we only have Nmandi Asomougha for one year however. I do see us making more moves to get picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds and trades for future picks. A move up in the first would shock me unless one of the top DT/DE prospects or safeties fall.
Exactly, Baalke is not afraid to pull the trigger, he has moved up, but not at any real great expense. If we were in a position like last year, possibly, but with what is going to happen to the roster in the next 2 years I doubt that.
Next year, because of the Alex Smith deal and the loss of Dashon, We will possibly get at worst 1-first 1-second and 3-thirds to begin with. If Alex has a very good year, then it may even be similar to this year 1-first 2-seconds and 2-thirds. Plus with the loss of 2 of our DL and Delanie Walker who knows what else. Meaning any rounds with comp picks, the niners can use it to trade and move around. If the niners take some of the lower round picks this year like a fifth, sixth and seventh and find a buyer, they maybe able to get a higher round pick in the 2014 draft, once again giving us lots of ammo for the future to keep us competitive. That is unless they make bad choices.
The niners could also trade to a middle of the road team the first pick which is at the end of the first any way, for that teams first next year and this years second. Then use our 4, 5, 6 and seventh round picks to move that 2nd round pick back up the board. We always talked about being like the patriots and getting better and extra picks.
[ Edited by WildBill on Apr 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM ]