Originally posted by Murphys1:
Why move up when the draft flattens out after the first 15 or so...lots of starter material in round 2. As I said in a different thread, I wish we had 7 picks in rounds 2 and 3, and we'd do fine. Unless we can get a guy like Watkins, let's just get 4 or 5 future starters and hope one or two develop into stars.
This. I'm amazed at how many keep insisting on trading up when the depth of this draft is in the middle rounds, if anything it might be better for the 49ers to trade down, acquire some extra picks next year and keep it rolling forward. The difference between a guy like Justin Gilbert and a Kyle Fuller or Jason Verrett isn't big enough to justify trading away multiple picks for him. With as stacked as this draft is, you can find almost equal talent all the way through the end of the 2nd round.