Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Big_Daddy:I know trading for future picks is usually a good idea. But this draft is deep, next year won't be nearly as good, so what are we saving for exactly??? Move around the board and get as much 2-4 round targets as possible, for a team that is doing a very good job plugging holes at the moment
Because you always want to have future flexibility. Let's say that Bethea sucks this year, the guy the 49ers drafted isn't developing as fast as they like, wouldn't it be nice to have some extra picks in 2015 to trade up for a guy that you REALLY REALLY like without essentially blowing your whole draft?
I agree it's a good strategy to keep recycling picks into higher picks, but if this draft is as good as people say it is, with the ammo that we have, I don't see Baalke passing too much. He could really do damage in this draft. And, for arguments sake, if Baalke zeroes in on 4-6 players he really loves, we should be set up at every position. I know it's unlikely, but if Baalke hits on like 7 out of his 10 picks, he might not need to make a single pick next year because the roster is so deep. I expect Bethea to play well and for us to draft a young safety this year
What I'm really trying to say is, first round talent might be had in the 2nd round this year, where we have the picks to get exactly who we want. I guess I just foresee more packaging for players this year, rather than as much attention to future picks as we have seen in the past. Either way I am greatly anticipating what kind of moves can be made in the coming draft
[ Edited by Big_Daddy on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM ]