Originally posted by MadDog49er:
WR board at this point:
Very good crop of WRs left on the board. I expect more than half of these guys to still be on the board by the 56th pick, so there is depth. However, I do see Robinson as the class of this group. If the Niners want a center, they better go up and get one early in the second, with Richburg, Bitonio and Martin on the board. Once they are gone, it is a BIG dropoff to the next guy. I don't see that dramatic a dropoff from the number 3 to 4+ graded WRs.
Montcrief is a guy that I have been moving up. Might be there at the end of the second round. So, for me, I'd go a trade up for center or Robinson, and then if they moved up for center, shoot for Montcrief later.
Weighing the better combo of:
A trade up for Richburg and then Montcrief at 61( a corner later)
A trade up for Robinson and then Gaines at 61 (a center later)
Good debate in my mind
Agree 100% If we can nab Robinson and Bitonio, using our later round picks to move up, we'd be in great shape. The people hating on Robinson haven't looked at his tape, or something. There's a reason the Texans took Bill O'Brien (Penn State coach). He ran a pro style offense- Allen Robinson thrived in it. Robinson is one of the most pro-ready WR's in the draft. A lot of times college WR's dont transfer well to the pro's. Can't handle the route trees. Robinson has great hands, ran complex routes and gets YAC like a beast. He can jump like a bullfrog and led the nation in receptions over 40+ yards. He also produced BIG both years he started under the pro style offense under 2 different QB's.
Some of the WR's in the draft had quality QB's in more simple offenses. For them it wont be as easy of a transition as Robinson and our staff, some people say, have an issue with developing WR's- an issue with transferring their skills into the NFL game. Robinson would be the less risky in that regard. He kinda plays like Boldin and could learn a lot from him. The Texans might try to nab him, not likely because of other needs but after that Seattle probably will. The Lions might. Jaguars maybe. The Browns will probably go after Lee.