Originally posted by mmezzetta:We should target a center with this third round comp pick and move down the board with the other 5 picks to pick #1 a CB and #2 a WR. Yes I would love one of the hard hitting safeties or a tackle to challenge Dorsey/Williams for a starting spot but our two biggest needs is definitely a starting CB and a quick #3 receiver. In regards to a CB, once GIlbert and Dennard go, we better be in position to pick a CB before anyone else if we want our man. Gilbert will most definitely go to the Lions, so Dennard might be the wild card here, but if he goes in the teens, then expect us to move up quickly to get either Verrett, Roby, or Fuller. With the receivers, it looks like Watkins, Evans, and then Lee will go early. Benjamin would be my guess to be the next one to fall but it could be others such as Beckham or Cooks. If Cooks and Benjamin go before Beckham, boy would it be tempting to do what we can to pick up this dangerous player plus a top CB. Can it be done with these late round picks? Let's hope, wait, and see. ;)
Regarding centers, I'd like a powerful yet mobile center to dominate that middle nose man or the DT playing the 2 technique. Maybe Johnathan Martin can move inside? I dunno. I do think that Goodwin's age and lack of mobility last year really hampered Gore in his middle runs. If Gore can gash people up the middle like he used to with a center that can dominate a NT one on one, or trap a DT, the power off tackle is really going to explode and gain him yardage.
I think CB definitely is a priority in this draft, but a player like Mike Evans or Cooks is hard to pass up if they fall to us. I've always believed defenses win championships, but talent like Mike Evans or Cooks are once in 5 years or once in a decade kind of talents. I personally think the Coryell deep strike play pass offense suits Kaepernick more than the short to intermediate passing of the WCO. I think Colin can make 3rd and 4rth rounder speed burners produce like first rounder's though, and so I'd place my draft strategy with yours, namely defensive back first and WR second.