Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
I'm opposed to WR at 31/34 for similar reasons you're opposed to CB, so to each his own. Both positions are already pretty set for the 49ers in terms of starters, and both positions are relatively strong in the draft. But I think a blue chip CB has a better chance of making an impact this year and helping us address one of our biggest weaknesses.
That said, I like Carradine and Jones and Okafor. I would love to pair one of them with Cyprien as an alternative to my plan. I like the idea of going hard after DBs in the first three rounds in order to increase competition and shore up those spots for the present and future. But the same could be said for DL, no doubt.
Yeah, I'm really not that opposed to taking a CB at 31 or 34... but it has to be the right guy. Either a great value pick (someone that falls... maybe Trufant), or someone that is just a perfect fit for what we do. With so many solid CB prospects, it is hard to justify a top 50 pick on one.
But you could say the same about the WRs this year. There are guys like Rogers and Dobson in the 3rd. Lots of good prospects.
I really think it's going to go down like this with our top two picks: a DL like Jones, Carradine, Okafor, etc. And then BPA at S, WR, CB, TE, NT with the other one. So much depth at all those positions in this draft that if we pass on one position to take another, we'll be ok.