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Draft a Return Specialist.

Originally posted by Gore_21:
I agree with Phoenix and AllTimeGreat. I'm not a big fan of drafting a return specialist guy unless he can produce well at another position. I'd rather pick a guy who is good at their position who happens to also be good returning than just a guy who is a return specialist who is ok or bad at their other position.

Phoenix, Ace Sanders as well. Some on here wanted him for returns. In college 53 for 594 and 3 TDs and for the Jags so far 8 punts for 33 yards and 16 of them came on 1 return. Not saying he can't get better but like you said they don't automatically translate.

Ace will be a solid return man in the long run IMO. He now has 16 attempts for 87 yards. On kickoffs he has 2 for 44.

Not many guys here were very high on Ace Sanders, and i would say so far he has exceeded most peoples expectations of him pre draft here on the webzone.
Had one in Ginn Jr. Let him go so scrubs could stay only to get cut a few months after SMH
We shoulda never given up on Tedd Ginn Jr... Just like Desmoind Howard, he's no WR, but a great returner.. Especially on punt return..

Baalke and Harbaugh made a huge mistake on letting him go and keeping the sorry Williams who ended up getting let go anyways..

But with about 4 picks in day two, I say we do what we must in order to draft the Black Mamba!!!! Trust me, Old Peetey's already got his eyes on him..
LMJ's performance last night will give put that idea on a back burner
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Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
LMJ's performance last night will give put that idea on a back burner

LMJ's better than average performance is starting to make this need less pronounced. If we draft a WR like Odell Beckham, it will be about his talent as a WR and his return ability would just be a bonus.
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Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
LMJ's performance last night will give put that idea on a back burner

LMJ's better than average performance is starting to make this need less pronounced. If we draft a WR like Odell Beckham, it will be about his talent as a WR and his return ability would just be a bonus.

Picking a return specialist in the 4th round or later is still a possibility.

James has shown skill but that fumble was not encouraging.

There are still five games to play and I hope James shows us that there is no need to draft a return specialist.

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James has had three muffs on punt returns in the last two games.

I still think investing in a return specialist would be a good move.

We have enough picks to do it.
Yeah, LMJ seems to have gotten back into his old bad habits which makes me question how reliable he is as a return man.

However, if we do draft a return specialist (which I believe we will), he has to be good at another position. I don't want to waste a draft pick in a guy who is a good college return man but a liability elsewhere. As others have previously said, those guys rarely work out in the pros. I'd be much happier if (when) we draft Justin Gilbert or Odell Beckham Jr. Proficient return specialists who are also excellent CB/WR prospects.
Any other PR/KR that could be drafted mid-late roundz ???? Im thinkin we need to look in to someone ....
Originally posted by Cooper22:
Odell Beckham

+1 a speedster with great hands, blocks and plays special teams a good fit for 49ers
Originally posted by Harbaalke:
Originally posted by Cooper22:
Odell Beckham

+1 a speedster with great hands, blocks and plays special teams a good fit for 49ers

But would we wanna risk our speedster WR as our PR/KR guy to given him more chancez at gettin hurt???
Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
Originally posted by Harbaalke:
Originally posted by Cooper22:
Odell Beckham

+1 a speedster with great hands, blocks and plays special teams a good fit for 49ers

But would we wanna risk our speedster WR as our PR/KR guy to given him more chancez at gettin hurt???

why not? He won't be a starter maybe a 3rd WR with PR/KR duties, he has been durable and dont AZ use patrick peterson as a PR or KR?