Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Goldson was drafted after Taylor Mays, should Taylor Mays be paid more? I don't think you worry about re-signing guys down the road, you go and get the best talent, period. Its not like draft slotting determines what a guy will be paid for his next contract.
I wasn't saying that draft position = bigger contract although I'm sure there's some correlation.
You actually made my point for me.
I would rather spend a 4th round pick on a safety then a 1st round pick because in this case I'm not going to be able resign him. Goldson becomes much easier to let go because he was 4th rounder IMO.
The FO is not going to pay Reid and
1st round safety what the market will pay them.
So why invest a 1st round pick on a safety we're not going have long-term when you can get him in the 2nd or 3rd?
I get your point though. I'm assuming that a 1st round pick is going to warrant a big contract but I think that should be expected.
Shouldn't we expect a 1st round pick to perform to a high standard? Especially since that pick in this case is at the safety position, and we're really going to need production from him with Whitner most likely leaving.
This is just a minor issue though.
For me if you're going safety in the 1st it's Clinton-dix or bust, and behind Clinton-Dix is Reynold, and I know you don't agree, but Reynolds is not a 1st round talent IMO.
If it was Clinton-Dix then I would understand, but it's someone who arguably is a lesser player than the FS we have now in Reid.
Reynold is certainly not better than any of the top 3 CB's we could pick up.
The FO is much more likely to resign Reid, and then resign X CB from the 1st round then they're to resign 2 safeties.
This way your investing in 2 foundational pieces at 2 different positions instead drafting another safety that will most likely walk because cap space says only Reid can get resigned.
[ Edited by eonblue on Oct 11, 2013 at 12:44 PM ]