Originally posted by NickSh49:
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I think Baalke should take a WR, but my guess is CB. If Culliver escapes jail time or significant suspension time, he'll be able to play this season. So, with Crabtree entering the final year of his initial contract and expecting to get paid as one of the elite, WR seems like a more pressing position than CB. Both are needed, but I see WR as the most critical.
Agreed. 49ers cannot go into the season with just Boldin/Crabs/Lloyd/Patton. They need to invest for the present AND future with a franchise receiver.
Actually a rookie receiver will see very little playing time barring injuries. 2 starters in place, with Patton and Lloyd available it would be hard for a rookie to see playing time. I do think it is important that we draft a receiver and hopefully 2 because it takes time to develop them and Boldin and Lloyd won't be around for long and Crabtree is no lock either.
For this upcoming season CB is the more pressing need. Culliver is coming off a big injury and hasn't been a starter yet. Brock is the only proven high quality starter we have and you need 3 starting CB's in the NFL. Even if we assume Culliver can start and play well we need 1 more unless someone else steps up like Brock did.