Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:If the 49ers see someone who could be the heir apparent to Willis in 4 years I could see spending a 2nd or 3rd round pick on him to provide depth for 4 years and then maybe take over down the road but if they don't see someone of that kind of talent any pick would be later for depth.
Here's a crazy thought. Draft a speed demon/play-making machine like Telvin Smith in the late 2nd/early 3rd, and rotate him with Wilhoite to cover for Bowman. Wilhoite can start with an emphasis on stopping the run while Smith comes in on nickel packages as a LB/S hybrid (which is exactly what he is right now). In the long-run, a relatively light (218 lbs) Smith can stack on the weight and in 2-3 years, take over for Willis.
Being a FSU fan, I can't see Smith as a fit in a 34. He needs to be kept clean so he
can just fly to the ball. Not sure he could stack on the 20 lbs that he would need.
But remember Moody was a safety at FSU until his senior year. Maybe have him cut
some weight and have him replace Wilhoite in sub packages. The guy I like is Christian
Jones, also from FSU. Great size at 64 240 with 33 1/2 arms. Could play ILB or OLB for us imo