Originally posted by sfout:
I'm scared of taking a slot corner so early, I have flashbacks of Kyle Wilson going 29th to the Jets and just sucking it up. Would much rather take a slot specific corner at a more reasonable value/need/talent spot like the late 2nd early 3rd. IMO if we go corner in the first we need to get Gilbert, Roberson or Purifoy before Verrett.
Everything else is amazing.
Brett Smith will be a steal for some team, he made the best call by leaving when he did, his HC was fired and they hired North Dakota State's HC to replace him. Learning a new system and playing for an FCS coach(even if it is an "elite" FCS school) would probably be more negative than a positive.
Verrett is the same height as Brown and a simply better prospect coming out of college, an absolute ballhawk and beast when it comes to playing passes in the air. If the 49ers can't get Dennard or Gilbert, then I would happily take him or Joyner. I want a true playmaker out there, Verrett is exactly that, look at his stats and the amount of passes he's deflected over the past few years. If you take him, he can play slot corner or on the outside.
Also in this defense, slot corner has about as much importance as any other corner spot considering how often they play in the nickel.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jan 25, 2014 at 1:05 PM ]