Originally posted by eonblue:
I think we should draft another DE. It would just be smart considering Ray and Cowboys age. The question is at what position? Are we trying to get good value or do we want a developmental player at the end of the draft? I would keep an open mind and see how we can get the most value out of 2-3rd rounder.
I wouldn't consider Ray an older player. He will only be entering year 8 next season which is where Justin Smith was when he first signed with the 49ers in 2008. I do think it would be good just to have another rotational player who has the talent to eventually start. I have no idea when Cowboy will retire, but it's no guarantee that Tank is the guy to replace him. It would be good to have another talented DE in the mix for competition in 2015 or whenever Justin Smith decides to hang it up.
Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
Originally posted by irishluder:
What round is Easley going to fall to? He looks like the perfect player to stash and heal much like Lattimore. Late 2nd or 3rd would be great!
Dumb question here but when did useing high draft picks on injury prone players become tha in thing to do ????
Buffalo started it with Willis McGahee in 2003. It all depends on the quality of player, type of injury, and how patient the team can be in waiting for the guy to properly heal.