I saw this idea tonight in another thread here and it got me thinking...what about trying to trade for the Dallas CB Morris Claiborne? There have been recent rumors he could be on the block - maybe he could be had for a 4th or 5th rounder as he's fallen behind Scandrick on their depth chart. He's still very young (just turned 24) with a lot of talent...maybe he needs a change of scenery and could be coached up by the Niners and be a better fit in their scheme?
I know we have to let this latest situation with Culliver play itself out to get the whole story...that said, even before this news today the CB situation is worrisome to say the least. If Culliver remains with the team and maybe serves a league-mandated suspension, who knows if he'll still come back from his knee injury to be the CB he was before the injury. I know the team has a boatload of picks and six in the top 100. That said, we're placing a huge gamble that a rookie CB will just step right in and be our other starting CB on an otherwise Super Bowl-caliber D (or, we turn to Wright, Cook, etc...also very much of a ?). Many on this forum think it's just that easy of a fix since we have so many draft picks...we can just plug in a rookie from one of those picks to be an instant starter on a team with a good chance to make a strong run for the title. I feel it's more realistic to assume we can draft a top rookie CB as either a nickel and/or covering the slot (like Verrett) but not necessarily starting right out of the gate vs. two WR sets. Who the Niners draft may prove me wrong and it may be the team's only realistic option at this point. Yet someone like Claiborne, who's young and has talent but maybe wasn't in the right situation in Dallas, could be coached up by Donatell and also be a better fit in our scheme (especially if more press coverage is in the plans, which maybe could suit Claiborne better).
[ Edited by LottDMontanaO on Mar 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM ]