Originally posted by solidg2000:
Dude no one liked the pick. We got blasted on Tv for this pick and for culiver.
They said both where major reaches!
The best thing they said was in 2-3 years he might be ready to see the field but for a team that needs help now, they missed big on better more ready players
Most on here didn't like it and MOST didn't like it in the media. However, there were some that said he could be a starter by the next year, but would take him time to develop. Everybody said that. Who predicted that Smith would have the season he did? NOBODY!
Still, I remember liking the pick over Prince, Quinn and any of the QBs. I wanted Peterson or Miller. After that, I was hoping for a good pass rusher or CB.
As far as needing two WRs, I don't know about that. Instead, I look at it as two receivers, WR, TE or RB. I know Fleener as I have seen the last two years of Stanford football, but not every weekend like others. Still, I have been impressed with Fleener's ability to get open even against CBs. For me, I see us landing three receivers through FA and draft and that includes Morgan. I don't think Ginn will be back, IMO, just too inconsistent as a WR and get injured too frequently which is something this regime deals with quickly. Look at Edwards as the example.
So where does that leave us? If Bowe or VJ are available, I expect us to go after both hard, IMO. Then we sign Morgan to a reasonable contract. Now, we need another receiver in the draft. I could see us going after Fleener at #30, but then who would be our slot and returner? If we jump up to get Wright, then we lose valuable picks and I don't think that Baalke will do that this year. However, he is known to jump up to get his guy like A. Davis and Kap last year so anything is possible with Baalke.
Still our WRs and TEs could look like this next year:
Ted Ginn, Jr (I believe he stays at a team discount)
TY Hilton (Surpasses Kyle Williams on depth chart)
I know I know...I'm dreaming, but I believe it will be some derivative of this. Still, our receiver core will improve, guaranteed!
Looking forward to FA and the draft!
[ Edited by ninertico on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:39 AM ]