Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by valrod33:
We tried trading for Lloyd but he told the Broncos he didnt want to come here
Lloyd doesnt fit this scheme. He is a run to the zone and wait receiver, not the physical presence we want. Great hands, but why waste a 6th round pick for a #3 receiver for 10 games. He is a free agent at the end of the season and with the way this team has been nailing late round picks lately, better off keeping the pick.
Remember we are still building a foundation here, not adding to a championship team. Building for the future does not mean trading draft picks for 10 games of production if he can even pick the offense up fast enough to start after the bye. As a fan I'm not interested in a one year wonder, I want the niners to have a competitive team year in and year out, trading away picks is the opposite of what we should be doing.
We seems to have a difference of opinion on the value of a 6th round pick, which I see as very hit or miss. By contrast, I would hold onto 2nd and 3rd round picks like my firstborn son. I actually do think it's worth it for 10 games (you keep forgetting the playoffs) of production from a proven WR, the weakest part of our game right now.
I think it's a case by case basis and in this instance the pick is more valuable. Lloyd would not start ahead Braylon or Crabs. We line up in 3 TE sets more often than 3 WR sets, but that may be due to personel, who knows. Lloyd isn't the instant starter type and doesnt thrive in power schemes. He is suited to a spread offense where he gets soft zones to work in. The second you stop sending 3-4 wr's down the field in routes he becomes no better than a solid #3 wr.
Looking at some of the previous 6th round picks to make the team you got Byham, Williams, Dixon, and Jones. Dixon's dancing has hurt his stock on this team but the rest of those guys appear to be solid contributors for the future. I would take another TE like Byham over Lloyd anyday of the week in this type of offense. As college athletes get better and better there is more value found in the later rounds, why trade that potential value for a WR with a history of attitude problems that would not be a starter and possibly never pick up the offense by the time his contract is up. I think it's great what we are doing this year, but Im against short term solutions.