Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
9ers lifer has made a couple points that are worthy of discussing, and I agree that craps is going to end up elsewhere, and we are going to try and package him with our 2nd or possibly first pick for either a run at blackmon, or another top tier , but lesser quality than blackmon.
Packaging Crabtree and moving up is a nice idea if you are a 49er fan (I am) but it isn't realistic. MC has not proven himself to be even a 1st round value yet much less the #10 overall. Our best hope of getting value out of him is to bring in a solid #2 or better WR and hope MC becomes a player that MIGHT have value worth trading.
As to moving up; it would be far too costly to try to move up to get him though I would love to have him. The only other WR worth moving up for is Floyd and he is likely going around 13-15 and that would take a lot to move up there.
Of course this all depends on the combine but moving up for Wright or Randle seems the most likely if something like that is too happen. Still, I highly doubt Baalke will give up on Crabtree yet. The guy HAS been a big disappointment given his draft status but until he has a fully healthy TC we cannot truly judge his worth. I just can't see giving up the one decent WR we have in the hope the rookie we get would be an immediate contributor and get us to the SB.
It is going to take a FA and a rookie, along with a healthy Morgan and Crabtree to get this offense up to playoff grade.