Originally posted by communist:
our best WRs are injured not underperforming.
if we stay with boldin, crabs, MM, patton and baldwin, i dont see a dire need for a WR, and surely not for two. and like i said, we still got vernon.
crabs, boldin and davis on the field. baldwin, patton and some unimportant dude back them up.
I do, what they have is 5 possession receivers and no real deep threat, that isn't sustainable. They need more speed at WR, to me that's a huge need, only behind CB in terms of necessity, up there with more depth at DE, another safety, depth on the OL..etc. There's also the possibility that Crabtree walks after next season, rather than drafting a guy in a panic to replace him, the 49ers would be better served having that guy potentially on the roster already.
Manningham, Boldin and Baldwin all very well may not be back, the only guys I expect "guaranteed" to be back next season are Crabtree and Patton....and Crabtree will be in the final year of his contract. Absolutely there's a need for WR, this team can't keep passing the buck and bringing in older veterans and random undrafted guys to fill those spots. They need to acquire at least a legit #2/3 WR to go along with Crabtree and Patton.