Originally posted by RDB4216:
Originally posted by jta854:It's less about the lower rounds, and more about numbers. Right now we have 11 picks, half that may not make the team.
Exactly the point. If they aren't going to make the team, why draft them? Better to move up to get better talent that will make the team, then draft more players so we can cut them later. I think Baalke has read too much of his press, and wants to acquire more picks because that's what he is known for. There were a lot of good value players taken in the 2nd round - by other teams.
We don't have many positions where a rookie would start, so I don't get all the whining about how we're missing out on all these "studs" that will have an impact on day one. If you look at the roster, you'd see the only spot where a rookie MIGHT get close to sniffing a starting position is CB. That's literally it.
We've addressed our need at WR, so much like last year, it's pretty much just gonna be BPA from here on.
And personally, I'm loving this offseason so far. Baalke & Co. just sem to outdo themselves every year. With our first round pick we got a nickel CB AND possibly our future SS. We got Stevie Johnson. We got
deeper at RB. I just don't get all the bad feelings.
I seriously cannot think of one thing we're in "need" of at this point.