Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
This is the time of year when every good player is in the top 10. 5-10 is taller than 5-9. If you or Phoenix are saying that the Niners won't trade up anywhere in the draft, I disagree. They may trade up in the 1st. They did last year. If there's a player who can start at either WR or CB (I prefer WR), then Baalke should do what it takes to get him. Rather than a J.Jones trade, I suggest adding someone like Ray McDonald or Iupati.
At one inch difference you are splitting hairs, pretty much comes down to does he have 1 inch longer legs or spine or does he have giant head. We don't know which one it is and it comes down to the vertical at that point because their arm length is so similar. Verrett had a 39 inch jump and Dennard was a DNP.
We may trade up but we won't give up 5 picks or more for 1 player like it will take to get Gilbert. We're 3 picks further back than Atlanta was and Gilbert will be going in the top 7(Jones was taken 7th)-12 for sure, he's basically a Patrick Peterson clone.
So you'd create an unnecessary need by trading away a pro bowl LG or pro bowl DT and we'd replace them how? With the 2nd or 3rd round draft choice we may still have after trading up to get Gilbert? In that scenario, especially with a player who would only have 1-2 years left on his deal they would want at least the swap of 1st, and 2nd and still probably a day 2 pick from this year.
Frankly we'd be f**ked. Expecting Carradine to play 90-95% of the snaps in his "rookie" year would be asinine, I don't even know who could capably replace Iupati's 95% snap count that is currently on our roster. We'd have to over pay for an FA that we'd have signed in March and already made a trade for pick (a la RG3 trade) with out any knowledge of how the several picks will play out in front of them.