Originally posted by monsterzero789:
Stephen hill IMO, is the cutoff for WRs who I would take over Fleener. I don't want to be reaching for guys like randle or jeffery in the first round. Fleener could be the big RZ target we desperately need. And having 2-3 stud TEs would be great for the Harbaughs style offense. Is WR a greater need? Yes. But it would be hard to pass up on a TE who has all the tangibles of a Gronk or Graham.
Agreed. Sometimes our desire to fill these holes has people overlooking who might actually be available at 30. We may need a receiver, but the 1st round quality receivers may be gone by the time we get to our pick. If we decide to stay put at 30 and Wright, Hill, and Floyd are gone, the value is no longer there at that position.
I also think if more people watched how Standford's offense ran under Harbaugh, they would realize one (you don't need the great, all-world receiver, though it does help) and two, you need a lot of pass catching TEs. Delanie is ok, but not great. I see no reason why we couldn't keep all 3 of these guys. Also, with a WR group of Manningham, Crabtree, and Moss, we can afford to wait until the 2nd or 3rd round to draft a player that most likely wouldn't be anything more than the 3rd receiverin 2012.
Drafting Coby Fleener is not a move to replace Delanie Walker nor does it take away from Vernon Davis. I wouldnt be surprised if the top 2 TEs and Stanford have more catches than the starting receivers since Harbaugh came aboard in 2007. The presence of Fleener opens things up for the offense, gives Alex Smith a weapon that most likely will be able to contribute immediately, potentially addresses our redzone woes, and will not come with a steep price tag.
Although there are some needs on the interior of the line, our need for playmakers on offense is greater. We can pick up a veteran RG that is the equal of Adam Snyder and be much more explosive on offense with the likes of Moss, Manningham, Davis, Gore, Hunter, Crabtree, and possibly Fleener. Match that up with our defense and special teams, and I think you have a team that would be a huge favorite to win the Super Bowl.