Originally posted by English:
99 and TheDuke
I know! I just think we can draft receivers probably to NFL average. That extended history in (I think) the Duke's post is just horrible!! I think the team chooses not to invest in the position, not that it is unable to.
One thing I think we can agree on. Over the next 6 years we have to invest way more draft capital in receivers. We had huge luck with Boldin and good luck with Manningham as well. But we can't rely on that repeating.
But like Kansas City have for decades relied on other teams to produce their qb's, we seem to be drifting that way with wideouts.
So next spring, let's see it Trent!
Yes, we can all agree that we have not given full attention to our weak WR issues for years now. We can all agree that maybe we should have taken a few more WRs in the draft these last few years, in hopes that some of them turned out to be good.
My point is, if we simply aren't even drafting WRs, then it becomes an issue of identifying good WRs… which kinda makes my point, that we can't draft WRs…. if we can't identify them, it's the same thing!
I also think the problem becomes exasperated when we see how good we are at drafting other positions. When we needed a QB, Harbaugh found the guy for him. When we needed OL, or a pass rushing OLB, we found the guy for us. We've needed guys for years at WRs…. we need to find the guy for us. And we can stop adding 'BLOCKING' to the list of pre-requisites, even though we are a running team. Give me a guy that demands double teams with a safety high, and that's all the blocking he'll ever need to do