Originally posted by Canadian9erfan:I still do not believe we need to use our 1st round pick on a WR. Lets assume we re-sign Boldin.
Crabtree, Boldin, Patton. Thats 3 WRS. What percentage of our plays even had 3 WRS on the field?? My guess is extremely low. So where would our 1st draft pick WR fit and how much playing time would he actiually get? (Of course this assumes Boldin is retained).
Winning in the trenches and having a top QB are still the keys to winning. Seattle had a nice rotation of D-lineman to pressure QBs constantly for all 4 Qs. We need that depth this year with Tank, Ian Williams etc.
I would suggest drafting defensive players before offense as we run a heavy dose of the run game with (Gore, Hunter, LMJ, Lattimore) on the roster currently. Drafting a WR in 1st round to play 5-10 plays a game isnt the correct move. find a WR in 2nd or 3rd round (Keenan Allen last year).
Seattle showed past 2 years you dont need superstar WRS to win. they win with defense, run game and mobile QB.
We "need" whatever the best player available is at any position where we can improve at or plan for the future. I think right now, those positions include: WR, CB, DL, LB, and S. Here's why, for each position:
WR: Crabtree (expiring contract soon), Boldin (expiring contract this year, age), Patton (unproven)
CB: Rogers (likely cut due to contract), Culliver (coming off major injury), Brown (contract), Wright (contract), Cox (contract)
DL: Justin Smith (age), McDonald (injury history), Carradine (injury, unproven), Dial (unproven), Okoye (developmental), Williams (injury)
LB: Wilhoite (expiring contract), Bowman (severe injury), Moody (unproven)
S: Whitner (expiring contract this year), Dahl (horrible), Reid (multiple concussions early, unfortunately)