Originally posted by oldman9er:
Ronnie Lott loves 49ers' Taylor Mays pick
Ronnie Lott, who knows something about hard-hitting defensive backs, said the 49ers should wrap up Dashon Goldson and hold on tight. Goldson could become an unrestricted free agent after this season, a possibility that concerns the 49ers' Pro Football Hall of Famer. "I'm surprised that he doesn't have a long-term contract," Lott told this newspaper. "He's an asset that you don't want to get away because he does everything the right way. He has all the intangibles you want on your team." After this season, the 49ers could again slap the franchise tag on Goldson, this time for 120 percent of his 2012 salary. That would translate to a one-year, $7.45 million deal. If the 49ers decide not to use the tag, the FS would be eligible for UFA. Lott is crossing his fingers that -- this time -- the rangy free safety decides just to stay put.
Posted by Daniel Brown on April 23rd, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Categorized as Uncategorized
# # 6:21 update: The 49ers traded third-round picks with the Chargers, sending the No. 79 overall choice to San Diego for the No. 91 pick, their sixth-round pick (No. 173) and a 2011 fourth-round pick. ###
The 49ers' decision to draft Taylor Mays on Friday got a big thumbs up from another former USC safety.
"Fantastic,'' Ronnie Lott said.
The 49ers nabbed Mays in the second round, the No. 49 overall choice. Mays played free safety for the Trojans but projects as a strong safety in the NFL.
Lott, the Hall of Famer and USC grad, said he has been texting Mays all week. He was thrilled to learn that his friend will be following in his 49ers footsteps.
"I look forward to seeing him become an All-Pro,'' Lott told The Mercury News.
If Lott says it, it must be true...
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Sep 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM ]