Originally posted by Jikkle49:
Which is why I think we should strongly go after Gordon unless Cleveland's asking price is ridiculous. We're likely never going to be in position to draft a WR with his talent and we could acquire him without it adversely effecting our draft. So the reward imo outweighs the risk in this case.
Lol...Exactly when did Josh Gordon become the next Jerry Rice/Calvin Johnson? I know the 49er WR2 has been terrible this year, but, Gordon is not the savior, once in a generation talent, he's being made out to be.
First, yes, the 49ers will have opportunities to draft a WR with his talent. Gordon, after all, was a 2nd round pick in the Supplemental Draft.
Second, yes, it would adversely affect the 49ers draft if it cost a 2nd round pick or a 2nd and something else since both 2nds are going to be in the lower half of the draft. Not affecting their draft would be a 6th or 7th round pick. And, it certainly would affect the draft if the 49ers gave up a 2nd round pick, Gordon failed to make a difference because he joined the team late and then ended up violating the league substance abuse policy again and is out for a year.
Third, when was the last time a WR was traded at or near the trade deadline that ended up having a significant impact for a playoff team? RB is considered an easier position to integrate into an offense and Trent Richardson is still struggling to get going with the Colts weeks after they acquired him and is sharing time with Donald Brown even after A. Bradshaw got hurt. What would make you think Gordon could just come in, pick up the system, develop a rapport with Kaep, etc. on the fly and be a true impact player for the balance of the season while the 49ers are also integrating Manningham and Crabtree as well? Granted, it wouldn't take much to be better that Williams/Baldwin/Moore but that doesn't mean Gordon would be a true difference maker.