Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:Baalke doesn't have to make up anything for taking Aldon over Watt.
No one in the history of the NFL has had more sacks in his first two years than Aldon. Watt included.
Your title is true though....
In 2011 we needed pass rusher above all else and that's what he picked
In 2012 we got killed by lack of receivers in the Championship game so that's what he drafted
This year safety was the biggest need position so that's what he took
He's drafting for need in round one not strictly best player available. Which is fine.
Who says taking best player available is the only way to go? Take the best player available every single year and you end up pulling a Matt Millen and taking the same position 3 years in a row because that's what your board says.
To be fair I was mad we didn't take Watt and still wish we did. It is fortunate Aldon turned out to be as great as he is. . As far as AJ I am still wondering what they saw?? I hope he proves his worth....I don't like that he barely has touched the field. I still hope we sign Woodson as depth as a db and as a possible mentor for Reid. I do like the choice of Reid and consider it a great pick.
If we were mearly drafting best player it would be Lacy! It would not be terrible considering Hunter is coming off injury....James is good. Gore is amazing but also turned thirty. Gore does need to be replaced soon it is a reality. We really need D-line help and corners.
I think if a comparison is done with the best teams it is clear to see it is better to address things sooner than later.