Originally posted by T-9ers:
We will obviously trade picks in preparation for 2015's draft as well. This mock is fine with me except we don't need 2 receivers or a QB in the first 4 rounds. Ithink They expect Patton to be the 3rd receiver, so only 1 more should be brought in to compete with him for time. Moncreif would be fine with me. Seems like a veteran back up QB is more their style , so why waste apick on someone who will never see the field ? Any QB selection early means they believe Kaep may price himself out of town . I also think it may not an easy year to get a trade done as this years draft is perceived as strong and teams may not be compelled to move.
There are several reasons to draft 2 receivers.
1. This is a very deep draft for receivers and we might not see another chance to get 1st -2nd round receivers in the 3rd or 4th round so drafting 1 early and another in the 3rd or 4th round is a bargain.
2. Receivers take time to develop. Look at rookie years for Crabtree or TO. How many catches per game did Patton have even if we just look at the games he played?
3. Boldin will be here maybe 2 more years and Crabtree's deal is coming to an end and we don't know if we can resign him. He won't be cheap.
4. 2 years in a row we have had 2 receivers go down with injury and we could use the depth.
With so many picks (11 plus a comp pick probably 3rd or 4th round) this is the time to develop a couple of young receivers. We have 7 picks in the 1st 4 rounds. If we use 2 on WR's that still leaves us 5 more picks in the 1st 4 rounds to add to an already deep team plus our 5 other picks in rounds 5-7. Even IF we resign Crabtree that gives us 4 receivers after Boldin leaves in 2 years when the 2 rooks are coming in to their own. 1 can start and the other can rotate in.