Originally posted by Liono:Many a team has kicked themselves in the ass for passing up on a great player because they already had talent at that position. The niners had Spikes and Willis when they drafted Bowman, we had Smith when we drafted Kap. Look at all our 1st and 2nd rounders that have not amounted to jack squat. Take the best player on the board.
Firstly, I think it is unlikely that he will be anywhere near the best player on the board when we fill our 2nd round pick.
Secondly, I don't believe teams just draft BPA. BPA from a range of positions, certainly. But not just BPA. Right now we are strong at ILB and weaker at other positions. The conclusion is obvious.
If he drops to round 5, which is unlikely but not impossible he may be worth the gamble IMO. Otherwise it is quite possible he will be heading for free agency before we see much out of him except STs.
[ Edited by English on Jan 3, 2014 at 8:41 AM ]