Originally posted by Big_Daddy:
Originally posted by 9erred:
Originally posted by pete98146:
I personally like the Reid pick even if we had to go up and get him. This selection had Harbaugh/Baalke written all over it. Reid is a terrific leader, smart kid with a high GPA. He comes from a good football program, he's faster than the other FS prospects and most importantly our number one need has now been met.
It's doubtful Reid would have lasted to #31.
All in all I'm very happy because I DID NOT WANT Elam or Swearinger at FS because they are too slow and FS/SS hybrids. Trust in Harbaugh/Baalke. We got the right guy!
The trade value was awesome to trade up. Giving up one pick to go up to get him at pick 74 is a steal.
That being said, OF COURSE teams draft for need. I always LAUGH when people say BPA. You cannot take BPA. For example today Mante Teo could be the BPA at picks 34 and 61. Baalke would never take Teo because he has to All Pro ILB's.
Another example would be qb. Geno Smith might be BPA at pick 34. However do you really want to have a qb controversy?? This is CK7's team, you need to use pick 34 on players that will help CK7 win now.
I guess BPA is flawed to a certain extent, plenty of people in this thread have made that perfectly clear...
BUT we would have ended up with Watt, Doug Martin (rated late first) and Eifert (rated top 12) had we gone that route. Now who doesn't like that combo???
This was a thread to get people talking. That's what Ninertalk is all about. Fan speculation. No ZOMGs or I HATE BAALKE in this thread... just curious notes. If you think I'm stupid, fine. But I'd rather have those 3 over the 3 we got and I'm sticking to it
We already had Ray Mac and Justin, both were gonna be here in 2011, and both are worthy starters, so a DE wasn't needed, an OLB was, as Manny Lawson was gone, never fit our scheme.
Give AJ Jenkins time before writing him off. Plus we had Hunter and Gore is still going, plus we got a speedster in James in rd 2, who worked out well so far.
And Eric Reid is worth the 18th pick now that I am thinking more about it. Maybe a reach, but we always reach and prove people wrong. Plus we have a Top 5 TE In Vernon Davis, why add another top money TE in Eifert. We are fine drafting, looking forward to day 2 and 3.