Originally posted by Gore_21:
Phoenix, I mentioned many times Patton was one of my favorite players in the draft so I'm not putting a cap on him. I just think Boldin is back for 1-2 years and until then he is our likely #2 and Patton 3. I like Patton but until Boldin leaves (and as long as Crabtree is here) he doesn't have much shot at the #2. So I said #3 of the future I should have said until Boldin leaves but if he would after this year then yeah Patton could end up our #2 guy.
Side note: I agree, with guys like Patton there is always a place for them on a team like ours. Landry and Abbrederis are other guys who remind me of Patton. Maybe not exactly on the field but the attitude/that fight/toughness, etc.
I just don't see this team taking 2 WR's early, it'd be cool to see, but unless this offense radically changes, its going to remain essentially 3 WR's, 2 TE's...etc. I think one early is a definite, whether or not Boldin stays, beyond that, they need help at CB obviously, safety becomes critical if Whitner walks, depth on the offensive line. If they can keep Boldin, then a combo of Crabtree, Boldin and Patton will be a very good one, if they don't keep Boldin, then Crabtree, Patton and a rookie like Beckham, Robinson, Landry, Lee, Moncrief, Adams.....etc, would still be a very good combination. I do think Osgood stays, he has done outstandingly well on special teams and they won't want to regress in that area. I think Baldwin potentially ends up being cut, leaving this team with the need for 1-2 more WR's depending on what happens with Boldin .
I think you definitely need to add another WR later on in this draft, especially considering how deep it is and there are plenty of guys from Rounds 4-6 who will be very intriguing prospects. Someone like Ryan Grant out of Tulane I'd happily take, a TJ Jones out of Notre Dame, Robert Herron from Wyoming as a deep threat, Austin Franklin out of N.M. and more.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jan 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM ]