Originally posted by Rascal:
I don't think this thread is talking about the intricacies and details of how the 2014 Draft should be approached, but rather the general concept of trading up to secure a top WR talent in future drafts.
It goes hand in hand with your philosophy of the draft. If there is a Jerry Rice within reach, obviously you go for the guy. But other teams may see the same thing, making it impossible to make a trade. My point is that you can't count on a guy like Rice coming along in any given year, so you should change your philosophy to a more realistic one.
As the year progresses we will see how the young guys develop and may be pleasantly surprised by this group of receivers. Then Manningham and Crabtree will come back and create an embarrassment of riches. You can't tell from this vantage point.
The luckiest team I have ever seen in the draft was San Antonio--drafting Tim Duncan when they already had David Robinson...two elite centers, who were/are also great human beings and team mates. There is nothing to say the 9ers won't draft another Rice, but planning to do so is foolhardy. Need to be realistic and plan to develop good talent into a credible WR corps...then let the coaches do their jobs.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on May 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM ]