Originally posted by ChaunceyGardner:
Originally posted by Beeker:
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by Walsh:
I wonder if we should have drafted Keenan Allen at WR instead. It's arguably a bigger need. Our receiving corps has me a bit worried.
Why? With Crabtree-Boldin and Davis-McDonald, I would say we are top 5 in the league when it comes to WR-WR-TE-TE group. Throw in Manningham when healthy (an above-average #3) and the redshirted Jenkins, and this is a strength of our team.
Thank you! Someone else who sees that WR is NOT a position of need.
We said that going into the last 2 seasons and by the time the playoffs came around the WR was a position of need.
For most teams it would be a position of need if 2 key players (Kyle Williams and more importantly, Mario Manningham) get hurt. I think we are in a different situation this year. If we only suited Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, and Kyle Willaiams, that group would be better than what we had at the end of 2012. it was a need for lack of depth, not necessarily immediate need in the sense that we had to spend a 1st or 2nd round pick on receiver, though I wouldn't have been upset if we did.
Looking at it now, it is potentially a position of strength, to the point where we won't be severely damaged if we have one or two injuries.