Originally posted by WildBill:
I really don't see the niners having a chance at Lee. Even with the bevy of picks (at best 1-#1, 2-#2s and 3-#3s, the niners will move up to get a player they want, but I don't see them mortguaging the future like atlanta did. One of those #2s or three's will be used to get a higher pick the following year or additional/future pick along with a pick in the same round. Plus next year they will need a CB or two as well as a Wr or two. They are looking to keep the team competitive and stay within the salary cap for years to come.
As I stated a franchise wr is great, but unnecessary to win a superbowl. Plus what defines a franchise wr? Ask yourself that. Is it a wr drafted high and how high? Is it someone you overpay? No! A franchise wr is someone to me is someone who has produced the numbers and you can't do without, not someone who has the potential to be a franchise wr and that includes free agents.
You lost me there. If you don't set out with the objective of getting that top talent in the first place, how will the person be able to churn out those kinds of numbers for your franchise ? Is no different to say if you were the managing partner of a law firm and you want to headhunt a top young lawyer, naturally you would go to the top law schools such as Harvard Law to identify and recruit the person. Is chicken and egg, mate !! If you think the term "franchise WR" is misleading, may be we can call it "No. 1 WR", "Top WR" or something else perhaps. Will that help ?
I am not saying a top WR will have to be at the top of the 1st round, the guy could be in the middle of the 1st round perhaps. But, if you are saying don't trade up big time to get the guy, what would be your limit of trading up then ? Afterall, this year we did trade up to 18th in order to secure Eric Reid, would that be accepatble ? Or are you saying, the 9ers should only draft a guy disregard of position in the top 10 when we are in the gutter when we are awarded that high pick by default ? You do remember Crab was the No. 10 overall pick in 2009 right ?
[ Edited by Rascal on May 26, 2013 at 3:21 AM ]