Originally posted by English:not a bad idea. vernon has hands of stone and tends to vanish in big games .
Originally posted by theduke85:
Mike Williams is done as a receiver but he still could've had value to us.
Why not try him at strong safety? Whitner is gone and we need a replacement. He has great hands (interceptions) and speed (pass defense). I'm sure under Tomasula he could learn to tackle too (if Okoye can learn to, why can't Williams?).
He also could've potentially played linebacker while Bowman is out. I like him as an outside linebacker because I think he would bring nice pressure to the quarterback. Tank, Justin Smith, Aldon and Mike Williams all rushing at once... wow!
Like I said, we do well at bringing players in and teaching them new roles. Instead of a 6th round pick on a specimen like Williams we instead throw it away on Gabbert. Awful.
Gabbert will make a great tight end.
Breaking:Round 3, Pick 2: 49ers select Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon