Originally posted by mayo49:
I think we're ok at RB with Lattimore in the wings, but I'm with you with the trading up for multiple receivers.
I think trading up is foolish. 49ers will have more needs than just WR. Atlanta traded up, now their defense is full of holes,but oh, they've got Julio Jones. There's going to be plenty of quality WR's to choose from to go along with Crabtree, a hopefully re-signed Anquan Boldin and Quinton Patton. A guy like Donte Moncrief, Jordan Matthews or Odell Beckham will be available when the 49ers pick in the 1st round and possibly later on. They have to maximize the value from this draft, they need 1, likely 2 CB's, a safety, a backup QB, depth on the OL, possibly another OLB...etc, they'd be wise to hold on to as many picks as they can while continuing to acquire picks in future drafts.
If I thought the only reason this offense was struggling was due to the lack of receivers then I'd say sure....heck yeah, but it isn't, the issues extend far beyond just lacking wide receivers. I haven't seen any indication that Roman would be able to incorporate additional receivers if he actually had them. "Oh look, more downfield blockers!"
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Nov 11, 2013 at 12:19 AM ]