Originally posted by DVDA:
Either your reading skills are lacking or you're too busy ignoring the rest of the post because you only see what you want to see. When he leaves the 49ers after one year the 49ers get a comp. pick for him. That means they would get the best corner in football in a contract year and they get a pick in the next draft. To simplify this for you:
2014 comp pick in 2nd or 3rd round
2013 2nd or 3rd round pick
2013 late round picks
Now does this make sense to you?
My reading skills are just fine, your comprehension of how compensatory picks work apparently isn't though. There's no such thing as a 2nd round compensatory pick. Best you can do is a late 3rd rounder, and there's absolutely zero guarantee that you get a compensatory pick since it can be affected by signings of additional free agents....etc, there's also only a limited amount of compensatory picks awarded each year.
So no, if the 49ers give up a 2nd rounder in 2013, so they can have him come in, be largely unproductive while still recovering from his injury, and then see him walk, only to hopefully receive a late 3rd rounder in 2015...to me that was an absolute waste of a good pick.
Also this talk about "the best cornerback in football" is highly presumptive. There's zero guarantee he's the same player he was after tearing his ACL. A RB can get by after a torn ACl far more easier than a cornerback who has to rely on their lateral movement a lot, doesn't know where they are going as they are shadowing the receiver, depends heavily on their ability to change direction on a dime, he could come to the 49ers and be an absolute bust for a whole season and then leave.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:45 PM ]