Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I'm hoping we can trade out of pick 30 and pick up a high 2nd and 3rd/or 4th and late pick. At that position we would be able to get Joyner, who I think could start immediately, and we'd still have two second round picks (Kansas City's and our original) to pick up Matthews or Landry.
It's a risk/reward thing to me. Depending on free agency, we'll only really have 1-2 starter roles to fill (strong safety and/or a corner position depending on whether Culliver plays outside or nickel). So the question becomes: Is the risk of trading back and missing out on a guy like Joyner (who could fill either role REALLY well) worth it? Given we already have multiple picks in both the 2nd and 3rd, and only a handful of legit roster spots, I'm just not sure about the payoff.
Plus, it doesn't fit the 49ers modus operandi. If this front office sees a guy they like and he fills a big need, they don't hesitate to pull the trigger. They'll either overdraft their guy (whatever that means) or they'll move up to get him. They're not really known for hanging back and hoping the guy they like falls to them.
So if they really like Joyner (which is a big if) and they need a safety/nickel corner, I highly doubt they trade back to squeeze more value out of the pick.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Feb 13, 2014 at 1:29 PM ]