Originally posted by ronniefreakinlott42:Anyone who has watched how this FO operates and how the last 3 seasons ended is kidding themselves if they think we're not trading up for a top WR. Last year, our greatest need was safety and we moved WAY up to take, IMO the best in the draft. Given the way the last 3 seasons ended, and the fact there is no way we need as many picks as we have, book it.
Evans may be the only WR we are interested in trading up for and he may be off the board to Buffalo at 9. It's pretty arrogant to assume that you know exactly what the 49ers will do so far in advance of the draft in the middle of free agency. And I can assure you that our front office does not completely lock in on one player or position. Last year they wanted a safety and possibly Reid in particular, but if he was taken early I'm sure they had alternative strategies. What the 49ers will do depends on how the draft goes and for all we know, they may really like a WR who will be around in the 2nd round or at 30 or they may like multiple receivers and be willing to sit and wait and only move up if their targets start being drafted and they are worried none will fall to them.
I wouldn't be surprised if the 49ers traded up for a corner or WR but I would be surprised if Baalke goes into the draft with the mindset you're suggesting.