Originally posted by Ninefan56:
I am all for bringing in more talent and letting the training camp sort things out but we have a lot of talent on our dline already. It will be interesting to see how Okoye, Dial, and Carradine pan out next year. But for this year TJE has earned his stripes. Dorsey and Williams have played well so again Baalke has shown an eye for talent, and Tomsula has developed it.
I agree with all of this. TJE has earned a spot as a rotational player and we all know how hard it is to get in the rotation in San Francisco. There is no guarantee that any rookie will be able to come in and outperform him unless we are talking a 1st or 2nd round pick.
Next season, we should have Ray McDonald, Glen Dorsey, Justin Smith, Ian Williams, TJE, Tank Carradine, DeMarcus Dobbs, and the possibility of Quinton Dial, plus another rookie (my hope is that it will be Dominique Easley). We'd be set with a nice mixture of veteran depth and an infusion of young talent. My thoughts are that Tony Jerod-Eddie can be what Ricky Jean-Francois was in terms of being a good rotational player and will not be that expensive to extend.