Originally posted by sfout:Originally posted by NeonNiner:Sfout is right. Drafting a QB that early would be a terrible move and stir up unnecessary replacement rumors, drama in which Kap might very well demand a trade - you're basically telling him that he's a) not good enough, b) have no faith in him, or c) he doesn't fit in the plans for the future.
And even if the 49ers felt that way (which I highly doubt they do), they might as well just trade Kap while he still has some value, there's many QB needy teams that would be desperate to get their hands on him and use him to his strengths.
If Murray is available in the third round, I'd give it a shot but if you're expecting them to select a QB higher than the 3rd or 4th round, you will be disappointed. Just not going to happen. I've been disappointed in Kap this year and want him to improve as well but it's way too early to just give up on him this quickly. Lets give him more time to develop more of his skills, give him some more weapons - the 2nd rounder should be used on a playmaker like Odell Beckham Jr or Brandin Cooks, guys who can stretch the field - hope Roman can improve (play calling, game planning, utilizing the talent) and if still nothing changes, then I'm on board with taking a potential starting QB as early as the 2nd but it's a bit too premature to do so now.
Thanks for the agreement. We're handcuffed to Kaepernick for his entire contract unless he completely regresses to an 2005 or 2006 Alex Smith level or suffers a serious injury. The coaching staff is obviously supporting him as evidenced by "I don't accept the premise of your question" response from Harbaugh when asked about Kaepernick's poor play.
To address your second point I would agree that we should use multiple picks on WRs. We're going into next season with Crabtree, Baldwin, and Patton as our only WRs under contract. Sure we could re-sign Mario for cheap due to recovery from injury and maybe Boldin if he really likes it here but Baldwin is a player who may end up being cut or never fully developing and Patton is a complete 4th round unknown. We need to make sure we have as many good WRs as possible.
And we have to add speed somewhere. Crabtree, Mario, Boldin, Baldwin, Patton - that's a pretty slow group, none that can be a reliable or legitimate deep threat. Spending a 2nd rounder on Odell Beckham Jr or Brandin Cooks would be a nice addition for a much needed burner who can stretch the field.