Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Ideally this team needs to add speed everywhere pretty much, speed in the secondary, speed on offense....I wouldn't mind them drafting 2 or 3 players that can not only play their positions, but can also be useful as returners. I'm talking about the possibility of drafting a guy like Odell Beckham at WR, Justin Gilbert at CB and so on. Then in the preseason, throw them all at special teams and see who turns out to be the best fit overall. That way, even if a guy goes down to injury, you have suitable guys ready to take over and contribute but you aren't burning a roster spot for a guy who essentially only contributes as a returner, much in the way Ted Ginn was doing the past few seasons, regardless of what you think of his current performance level.
Our return game is one of our major weaknesses. It needs to be fixed.
I really do not care how it gets fixed, but drafting a return specialist might be the easiest way to solve the problem.
I like the idea of drafting Odell Beckham. He is a good receiver and has both punt return and kickoff return skills.
We would have to take Beckham in the first round, but I would not have a problem with that.
Nevertheless, even if we take Beckham, I would still consider taking Chancellor later in the draft.