Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Hmm...Lyon, Long, Hurns...someone's been peaking at my mock
You went D-line overkill in this draft. I see Dial as a replacement for Dobbs, and Carradine as a replacement for TJE. And we have Ian Williams returning in 2014. There is no way we will take 3 DL within the first 5 rounds after last year's draft.
Lee, Gilbert, Dixon, and Larsen picks are spot on. Sub Mauro with another CB, and McCullers with another WR, and I think you can get a nice ratio of need vs. value.
And great minds think alike - i love the pipeline for 2015 with Lyon, Long, and Hurns.
I disagree with it being overkill. People keep talking about Dial like he's guaranteed to stick around, truthfully, nobody knows what he can do. McDonald is falling apart, literally, he's been injury ridden and there is no guarantee that he will remain healthy for the long term. Justin Smith is up there in years, who knows how many more he can play? As far as NT goes, Williams looked good in the preseason, solid in the regular season but who is to say that the 49ers can't find someone better in the draft? I think DL is incredibly important and the 49ers DL strength is largely a mirage right now, they're tip-toeing around on glass, without a lot of real depth. Neither Dobbs nor Jerod-Eddie appear to be long term solutions.
I would like to see one more quality DE added and another prospect at NT, a big body that can develop into a starter long term.
You can simply never have too many big uglys. On the offensive side or the defensive side.