Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by adrenaline:
Whatever they do, trade up or down, the best thing for this team IMO is draft immediate impact starter guys. The windows on the 49ers championship hopes are closing. They need a huge splash in this draft, because 2012 was terrible, 2011 stars need to talk long term and 2013 is still improving.
Where do people get this "window is closing" rhetoric from? The only way you guarantee your "window is closing" is by making rash, stupid decisions and blowing through draft picks like Lindsay Lohan blows through cocaine. If the 49ers draft wisely, they can keep their "window" open for a long time.
Kaepernick, Willis, Bowman, Crabtree, Aldon, Reid, Patton, Lattimore, VD, McDonald, none of those guys are ancient by any stretch.
If anything, they need to keep building depth, injuries will happen, depth is crucial. There's very few players in the draft that are a "sure thing", so keep building the team, keep planning to replace guys 2-3 years down the road, not when it happens.
Oh good, thank you. That saved me the trouble of responding. Baalke is building this team to last.
Exactly. The only impact guys on this roster that are 30 or older I can think of is Gore and Cowboy. I think Vernon is knocking but not sure how close. They aren't as young as the Seahawks but they are still rather young. Also the Seahawks may have trouble resigning those young guys.