Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Honestly, I'd love to see the 49ers snag him with their 1st rounder. The athleticism at his size would make him a ferocious DE on the front 7. I don't think they 49ers would place him at NT with a healthy combo of Williams-Dorsey-Dial. Dorsey was rock solid after getting into a groove, Williams was good early, and Dial is still developing so he should only improve. Not to mention Jerod-Eddie is in there as a tweener who can play NT in a pinch as well. I like our DL prospect farm right now.
Going into training camp, how exciting would it be to have the following on the roster battling it out?:
Mike Purcell (I actually really like this kid as a developing NT prospect, if he doesn't get a shot here, he may get one elsewhere)
That's 4 starting-caliber veterans. One monster rookie DL. One young DL starting to tap into their potential. One promising youngster with untapped potential. And three strong development guys. I'd be excited for that. Let the best men win to have a dominant rotation, and keep any on the PS that you can for the future. Get it done.
I'd have a very hard time accepting us taking a defensive lineman at 30th overall, but my goodness, what a pick.