Originally posted by blm7754:Originally posted by iLL49er:why do people want cyprien over vaccaro?
also taking a safety in the 1st round is ridiculous
Yes, if we took a FS in the 1st round, he would probably start all 16 games for us. But it wouldn't be the best thing for the team. Trenton Robinson should be able to fill the role. He won't be the big hitter that Goldson was, but he should hold up fine in coverage.
We are in a mode of drafting future starters now. We need a NT to start now. We need a 3-4 DE that will start for Justin Smith in 2014. We need a WR that will start for Boldin in 2014. We need a SS that will start for Whitner in 2014. We need a nickle CB to cover the slot for Carlos Rogers in 2014.
Who here thinks Trenton Robinson is a legitimate candidate for the starting free safety spot? He didn't even make a true impact on special teams, and Darcel McBath was used in his place - McBath was resigned again this offseason FYI.
In addition, Robinson is 5-9 in height. Meaning that our starting safeties will be 5-10 or shorter going up against 6-2+ WRs and TEs. He's good for depth competition, but assuming he will be able to replace Goldson is stretching it quite a bit.