I'm just going to copy + paste one of my posts in another thread. This pick puts Moss, Williams and yes even Ginn on notice.
Short of Blackmon and Floyd any receiver we draft will be "short on playing time" with the depth we have going into TC.
Crabtree / Manningham / Moss / Williams / Ginn / INSERT ROOKIE NAME / CAMP BODIES OR MAYBE EVEN MORE DRAFT PICKS.
I feel the need to reiterate an earlier point I made. Despite the popular opinion that Ginn is a lock for this roster it couldn't be farther from the truth, yes he is an "elite" return man but he is atrocious at WR and we can't have players taking up valuable space at skill position that can not contribute there on a consistent basis. We were prepared to let Ginn walk and only welcomed him back with a one year deal, the only reason he "for sure" makes the final 53 is his return ability, but its far from a lock that he makes it.
Moss is Moss, he's 35, hasn't played in 1.5 years and had zero effort in 2010, we signed him to a 1 year deal that is less risk then the 1 we gave Braylon. We can cut him at any point before week 1 and not pay him a dime if he isn't the Moss of old. That being said I have 100% faith in this FO and their decisions so I believe that we wouldn't have wasted our time with Moss had we thought he would get cut before the season, but there is still a huge change he gets cut.
Oh Kyle Williams, the goat of the entire fan base, the promise you've shown at receiver, does it out weigh the massive gaffs in the NFCC? He is under contract for another 2 years and the FO believes he has a future and is happy with how he has handled the NFCC gaffs and the fallout from them. That being said he broke 2011 TC as the #5 receiver and finished 2011 as the goat of the fan base, he'll be starting the 2012 camp as the #5 or even #6 so his battle is the most uphill one of them all.
Besides Crabtree, Manningham and now Jenkins the back half of our depth chart is far from a lock and we will likely draft another receiver on day 3 just to make things even more competitive at the most important position of "need". Remember out of all 7 possible draft choices 1 or 2 them may be "fortunate" enough to crack the Active 46 and maybe 4 or 5 them may be luckily enough to win a spot on the final 53. We will be making a lot of tough personel decisions in the coming months and people need to remove the rose colored glasses and remind themselves that nothing is set in stone.
These are the benefits of being a good football team, we can take a "developmental" prospect at 30 and let him develop at his own pace because the rest of the roster is so talented. Whether that "developmental" player was Hill, Jenkins, a CB or DT, even an RB or Fleener no pick we could've made at this point in the draft would've been expected to be a day 1 starter. Especially at Guard or WR, at Guard the FO believes we already have 3 players capable of taking the starting job and playing at a high level so why use another pick to add a 4th guard when one who can play at just as high of level can be found in round 2 where there is an incredibly large talent pool(especially now with Konz and Glenn falling out of the first round).
Everyone needs to slow down and wait until the end of the draft before we start criticizing the entire process, doing that would be like writing a movie review after watching the first 10 minutes of the film. Yes the first 10 minutes could leave a sour taste in your mouth but at the end of the movie you could be saying "HOLY F*** THAT WAS THE BEST EVER!" -- just as you might or might not be saying about this draft come Saturday night.
Have faith in the FO and let them work their magic.
context was in response to another post but we are looking to make our entire team better and this does not put a particular player on notice, it puts the entire WR corp on notice.
[ Edited by sfout on Apr 27, 2012 at 7:31 AM ]