Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
I wonder though with Baalke's track record of drafting/finding quality CB talent if he'll actually use a 1st rounder on one. And this is coming from someone who is a huge fan of Fuller AND who mocked Lamarcus Joyner (as in, I had us taking him in my mock draft) in the first round just last week!
That's a good question. Not sure if CB was as big of a need as it is today. Rogers has been terrible and Culliver's development was stalled by his injury.
Going into 2011, CB was a pretty big need too (Brown hadn't been a starter yet and nobody knew what Rogers had left in the tank after being signed to a 1 year deal). So there were a lot of pissed off people when Baalke "waited" until the 3rd round to draft Cully (who was mostly a safety in college), but that definitely worked out for the first two years at least.
I'd be fine with Verrett or Fuller and even Roby in the late 1st. If people go back to 2012 and watch Roby play, it's pretty amazing. He was an absolute beast and almost always the best player on the field. IMO, something/somebody got to his head and told him not to play so recklessly or it might screw him up for the draft, because he was a noticeably different player this year. The talent was still there, but his mind/heart wasn't always in the game.