Personally, the thing I would have liked most would have been Brees, but that is kind of a catch-22, because it means we didn't draft Alex, or any QB in 2005. So, it was probably a RB, (R. Brown, C. Williams, C. Benson), so that means no Gore.
In an absolutely perfect world, maybe we take Merriman first overall in 2005, still get Gore in round 3 and sign Brees in 2006. But frankly, if it meant we got Gore in 2005 and Brees in 2006, I would care what we did with our first rounder in 2005. It could have been super-bust "Pac-Man" Jones at this point if we ended up with a legit QB AND still got Gore.
Originally posted by danimal: In March 2005 I wanted the Niners to draft Ronnie Brown or Braylon Edwards...and save QB for 2006
By March 2006 I wanted Jay Cutler over Leinart and Young. We could have drafted Cutler(about the same draft position with a Rattay led 2005 squad is a safe assumption)
In 2009 I could not believe Cutler was going to be available again. I wanted him really bad but knew the Niners did not have the balls to make that trade.
After Cutler joined the Bears I wanted the Niners to draft Sanchez but knew they still were in love with Alex
I agree with dam near all of this. I'm a Michigan homer and wanted them to take Braylon. I like Cutler over Young and Leinart. I did want them to go after Cutler in 09 but I wasn't all that down when he went to the Bears b/c of his history of making poor decisions. I was all for them going for Sanchez.
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