Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I'd love to get Jordan Matthews. All in all, he might be my favorite receiver in the draft. But truth be told, all he would do is sit. Until 2016. Total waste of a pick. The ONLY way I see them drafting Jordan Matthews is if the office knows they cannot extend Michael Crabtree. Like he wants 15 million or something.
Same goes for Landry.
I think we should take two receivers, but they will be guys with speed.
I agree Crabtree's contract could have a big impact on this years draft choices BUT how will the team know if they're going to keep Crabs? I think they generally know what they will and wont pay him and generally I think Crabs is going to go for the biggest pay check he can get. Unfortunately, I see him going to a different team. And Boldin of course is aging. AND we do need a speedster who can spread the field. BUT we also need a tall/big WR with a large catch radius and jumping ability.
Our best choice to have an impact this year would be a guy like Benjamin who isnt the fastest but gets a lot of deep ball production because of his size and is productive in the endzone. Can he produce in the NFL? That's the big question. Maybe we should go after a guy like Mathews or Robinson then draft a guy like Bryant later in the draft?
I dont see a guy like Cooks doing well on the 49ers. He's too small. Kap needs a taller guy who can phsysiclly dominate DB's and jump high with a wide catch radius. Cooks would work for a guy like Brady or Manning, QB's who can throw smaller guys open. Also, a lot of his production came from quick screens and slants, something our offense doent do for some reason.
[ Edited by Phil on May 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM ]