Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by Travisty13:I'd be fine as Franklin being a 3rd string QB. But I truly believe we need a starting QB type as our #2. Harbaugh always preaches "iron sharpens iron". Well Alex was Colin's iron. Colt McCoy, MBT are not iron. They are no threat to Colin. We need someone who Colin should be wondered could take his job just like he took Alex's. I don't want Colin to become complacent, I want him to be that guy who had 1 football scholarship and play with a chip on his shoulder (not saying he's not working hard or any of that). I just would love a team with starter caliber role players. I'd be all for us using a 2nd on a very good QB. Carr, Petty, Murray, Fales are guys we should be looking at long and hard.
We have a lot of other needs that are pretty pressing. I think we'll only have 2 CBs (Culliver and Rogers) on contract for 2014 and only about $7million in cap space. Plus Whitner is a FA. Plus I think KW, Manningham and Boldin are FA. We need to draft 2 CBs, 2 WRs, and a Safety early because we don't have the cap space to sign FAs.
Goodwin is a FA, but hopefully Kilgore is ready to step up. Will still need an lineman though for back u/reserve duties, can't risk being thin there.
I agree we need CBs and WRs, but we will more than likely grab a couple of these in Free Agency. It won't be big name guys, but depth. Cully and I think Wright gets resigned with be top guys next year unless we work a long term deal with Brown. So that leaves us a 1st, 2 2nds, more than likely 3 3rds to get a CB, WR, SS, backup QB, another CB or WR just in the 1st 3 rounds. Plus more picks to add depth at other positions. We can all agree CB and WR are are positions of dire need (SS if Whitner isn't resigned), plenty of picks left even if we use a high 2nd or 3rd on a guy who is a very important insurance policy.