Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
The niners stated he was their highest rated safety, ahead of Vacarro. He was never projected as a late second, or early third round player. Not sure where you get that grade from. Anyways, I wasn't super excited about moving up to get him (assuming he stayed until 31), but I am happy with the player we got. The kid can play and has huge upside.
In our position, with a ton of picks and few available roster spots, if there's a guy that you like you don't mess around and risk someone like Cincinnati or someone else taking him. The trade up makes sense, especially considering what it cost us.
The more I think about it, the less I'm concerned about giving away the 3rd rounder. I keep thinking of this analogy:
When you're poor, $100 is a lot of money to part with. But when you're well-off, $100 isn't that much. The value is the same for both people - it's always $100 - but for the well-off person, it's not as "valuable" to them.
I kinda see the 49ers like that. We have tons of picks and a loaded roster - so the 3rd rounder isn't as valuable to them as it would have been if the roster had more holes and they had less picks.
Maybe that doesn't line up exactly right, but it makes sense to me.