Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
I'm not sold on any of the second round WRs adding much to what Boldin, Crabtree and Patton already show. Cooks and Beckham too don't overwhelm me. Perhaps trading out for a second or higher 2015 1st rounder is the way to go, select one of the 3rd round speed guys. My preference is to trade up for Evans or Watkins with picks and including Ray McDonald (Dorsey can take his position). It won't happen, but it would all but guarantee a significant improvement on offense.
What I forgot to put in my little mock what my reasoning for the two WRs: I don't think we'll resign Crabtree next year and Boldin will retire after the second year of deal.
My bad to forget to add that in.
Originally posted by NYniner85:
I like the mock! I think Claiborne would thrive in our system...if we could work a trade for Claiborne, why not move some picks to grab Evans? I think his skill set would be a prefect fit for us ( spread the field, use 3 WR sets??), plus Balkee has an eye for drafting DBs in later rds.
All that said I would be very happy with this! All of the players have a good chance to make the team and we grabbed a 2nd rd pick
I'd prefer to trade up for Evans and just pick up CB depth later (McGill, Desir, Jean-Baptiste, Watkins), but in this mock Baalke can't get into the early 1st round without giving up too much (ala future 1st rounder), which isn't his style. That's why he goes for Claiborne instead.
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
First, GREAT layout and descriptions in the mock. I really enjoyed it and it was fun. Too many people here are WAYYYY too serious at times.
Some good picks. First 3 are pretty solid although the jury is still out on Clairborn.
Thanks, wanted to have fun with it. My hope is having both a new system geared towards his strengths and having Eric Reid paired with him will bring back his LSU talents.