I've raised a few points recently how Baalke might be targeting Offense over Defense, for the first two picks especially as most mocks had us taking a safety and d-lineman mostly Cyprien and Datone Jones which I think would be a huge waste and make our D a lot worse than it has been over last couple of years.
The reaction was mixed and I still believe offense will be the way to go but I did try to see it from other perspective and think of a way we could go improve our D a lot and try to make the offense a bit better as well, especially in certain situations. And I am now happy
No way we do 13 picks so I'm bringing it down to 8
#34 + #93 = 23
#61 + #128 = 55
#157 - traded for 2014 4th round
#237 - traded for 2014 6th round
No.23 - Sylvester Williams DE/DT
Limited to certain situations this year similar to what we did with Aldon. I'd really like for him to come in for Smith or McDonald giving either a rest and taking up the double teams so Aldon can go one on one for the sack. That's why Justin is so effective for Aldon.
No. 31 - Tank Carradine DE/OLB
Yes a 2nd D-lineman, why you may ask. the amount of quality depth we would have there would just be pressure after pressure after pressure. 4th quarter when O-line are tired your switching D-line to keep them fresh. The quarterbacks would never get the chance to do what they did in the playoffs.
It also means we wouldn't have to rely on secondary as much because the QB would not be getting enough time pick his men out. Aldon and Justin wouldn't get tired or injured towards the playoffs so we'd be dominant.
Tank could come in as either Defensive end or OLB and I would use him as above bringing him in in certain packages.
No.55 - Terrence Williams WR
Great understudy for Boldin and could be a great legit no.2 wide receiver for 2014. Vertical red-zone target and a great compliment for Crabtree. He is also a very hard worker and very willing blocker. I would bring him in Redzone option situations as I can see him making an impact for Kap, Gore and Lamike in the run game.
No 74 - DJ Swearinger FS
I don't know why this guy is always picked as a mid 3rd rounder but I'll take that all day. In fact I think this is the biggest bargain on the board. Let him compete and maybe even share the job as free safety with Trent Robinson. I'm sure in any other draft he'd be an early 2nd rounder but he fits the need and we aren't wasting a big pick on him.
No. 131 - Marcus Lattimore RB
Bla bla bla red shirt him for a year, then bring him in certain situations in 2014 then ready to be no.1 RB in 2015. Long term thinking and its daft if we don't it.
(As a disclaimer, if someone takes an earlier plunge on Lattimore I'd like to throw in Montee Ball to replace Dixon and we'll shoot for Gores replacement next year)
No 173 - Joseph Fauria TE
Fauria can come and compete with Celek for no.2 TE, and come in in special RZ situations as he's a great vertical threat. Itdo like Celek and thought he had a decent time last year which could improve with playing time.
No 246 - Don Jones SS
We all know Whitners gone as soon as we have his replacement, this is a low draft pick so not much of a gamble but with a year on our team his upside could make him better than Whitner and if not we can always go to FA to fill the void.
No 252 - WR for PS
Not sure who's left but an extra WR just to give Jenkins that extra push so he has to perform and do something this year, or its bye bye.
2 extra 2014 picks which I believe would give us for next year a similar thing to this year and with players like Jadoveon Clowney and Sammy Watkins and all the QB's coming out we could make a big play up the board for a potential superstar. Top heavy draft next year and we could use all the picks we can get.
[ Edited by smithc28 on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM ]