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WR is NOT what the 49ers need.

Originally posted by C-Train85:
I think we need the best possible football players, at any position. In my opinion, the Seattle game became unmanageable partly because Gore was completely unable to gain yards in the backfield after any contact. I hope that Marcus Lattimore will be able to fix this; he's a guy that(big IF healthy) can gain positive yardage even if the defense gets to him in the backfield. This would inch us closer to third and 4 type situations where either CK can manage to get the first with his legs or arm (think option bootleg style that Young was so great at!) . In terms of the draft, one WR I absolutely love is Brandin Cooks. Cooks, in my humble opinion, is THE guy to get; never missed a game, incredibly live and explosive legs, and can really work off of screens and end arounds. If you have some time, I implore you to please check out the tape on him. He's everything that we wanted Kyle Williams to be(like, in an actual good way), and can probably be had with our first second rounder!

If you watch his highlights, I'd skip to the 2:00 mark (the beginning is like intro fluff type stuff)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfJvQEYRJsw


Gore's blocking was horrific because Seattle loaded the box, that's it. Gore is a beast still and the Seahawks don't respect our passing game.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
If we build out this defense into a super powerhouse of young, big, fast players that will make it easier on Kaep who is still learning and growing and going through some growing pains. We will actually help him out with this. It's the best way forward IMO. This team is not built like a Peyton Manning team where he can carry it into the Super Bowl without one of the best defenses in the NFL. This will go as far as the defense carries it. That's been proven for 3 years now.

Dude it's hard to continue to be dominate on defense in this league. Also, you just don't always hit on young guys in the draft on either side of the ball.
I would like to draft 3 WR's in this draft. It is a draft rich in WR's. We have 13 picks. This is a draft to draft 13 players. You will hit and miss in the draft, this increases the odds of hits, the team despite its three year run of success needs young blood for both salary cap reasons and just to keep a fresh focus.

Player development will be huge. That is one area Seattle seems to excel in under Carrol, they are great at getting the best out their players. Arizona and the Rams are also moving up in that regard, so this will be something to watch, the Niners will have to keep pace.
Originally posted by dsmith_49erz:
Originally posted by C-Train85:
I think we need the best possible football players, at any position. In my opinion, the Seattle game became unmanageable partly because Gore was completely unable to gain yards in the backfield after any contact. I hope that Marcus Lattimore will be able to fix this; he's a guy that(big IF healthy) can gain positive yardage even if the defense gets to him in the backfield. This would inch us closer to third and 4 type situations where either CK can manage to get the first with his legs or arm (think option bootleg style that Young was so great at!) . In terms of the draft, one WR I absolutely love is Brandin Cooks. Cooks, in my humble opinion, is THE guy to get; never missed a game, incredibly live and explosive legs, and can really work off of screens and end arounds. If you have some time, I implore you to please check out the tape on him. He's everything that we wanted Kyle Williams to be(like, in an actual good way), and can probably be had with our first second rounder!

If you watch his highlights, I'd skip to the 2:00 mark (the beginning is like intro fluff type stuff)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfJvQEYRJsw


Gore's blocking was horrific because Seattle loaded the box, that's it. Gore is a beast still and the Seahawks don't respect our passing game.

They don't respect our passing game because of who our QB is and where he is at in his development. Therefore it's best to build out a powerhouse defense, big o line and running game for this team. And hope that Kaep develops better in the pocket and reads and progressions and accuracy.
Biggest draft needs in my opinion:

1.) WR (if not able to keep Boldin but need a deep threat or two)
2.) CB (jumps to 1 if Boldin comes back)
3.) DL (depth, depth, depth)
4.) OL (replace Goodwin, find another good Guard)
5.) Safety (could jump to 3 if Whitner walks)
6.) TE (find another swiss army knife late in the draft)
7.) ILB (again, depth)
8.) QB (back-up purposes)
9.) Kicker (if Dawson walks)
10.) Best player available
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by dsmith_49erz:
Originally posted by C-Train85:
I think we need the best possible football players, at any position. In my opinion, the Seattle game became unmanageable partly because Gore was completely unable to gain yards in the backfield after any contact. I hope that Marcus Lattimore will be able to fix this; he's a guy that(big IF healthy) can gain positive yardage even if the defense gets to him in the backfield. This would inch us closer to third and 4 type situations where either CK can manage to get the first with his legs or arm (think option bootleg style that Young was so great at!) . In terms of the draft, one WR I absolutely love is Brandin Cooks. Cooks, in my humble opinion, is THE guy to get; never missed a game, incredibly live and explosive legs, and can really work off of screens and end arounds. If you have some time, I implore you to please check out the tape on him. He's everything that we wanted Kyle Williams to be(like, in an actual good way), and can probably be had with our first second rounder!

If you watch his highlights, I'd skip to the 2:00 mark (the beginning is like intro fluff type stuff)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfJvQEYRJsw


Gore's blocking was horrific because Seattle loaded the box, that's it. Gore is a beast still and the Seahawks don't respect our passing game.

They don't respect our passing game because of who our QB is and where he is at in his development. Therefore it's best to build out a powerhouse defense, big o line and running game for this team. And hope that Kaep develops better in the pocket and reads and progressions and accuracy.

They know the 49ers don't have a single receiver that's gonna burn their DB's deep but even still, Kap barely had a couple seconds to throw. With the way Seattle plays in the secondary, you need levels in the passing game. A deep threat, and not a TE, a TE or slot receiver down the seam, and guys on the sideline as outlets. Next the running game was a no show, which sets up the PA passes, which sucks in the ILB to allow the TE and slot to get behind them.
We desperately need speed at WR.

Crabtree, Patton, and especially Boldin aren't guys that are going to push defenders back and scare secondaries into making mistakes.

Also you have to consider that speed at the position helps the running game because having a guy that can burn defenses is going to force defenses to not aggressively stack the box in fear of getting burned with the big play.

It might not need to be a 1st round pick but we should pick up a guy in the 1st two rounds and preferably one that can be a return specialist as well.
we need a tall really fast receiver, this will make kaep a all pro qb
we need a 4th WR to throw out there to spread out the defense. That was SEA's weakness and the 49ers didn't have the personell to capitalize.
I agree. We don't utilize wrs like most offenses. Part of that is on Kap but most of it is on the type of pass offense we run. If we resign Boldin we don't need to draft a wr high.
Originally posted by cory4903:
I agree. We don't utilize wrs like most offenses. Part of that is on Kap but most of it is on the type of pass offense we run. If we resign Boldin we don't need to draft a wr high.

While I understand your point of view, sometimes you need to change up what you do in order to win a game...see Seattle, Champions. Can't change up to a passing game if you don't have receivers. If this team is ever going to be capable of a balanced approach they need to have the pieces in place. Boldin and Crabtree are solid receivers but not scary good receivers. VD is the only player, other than Kaepernick, who is a break away threat.

So, I think the team needs to have at least four valid WR options. If they have an injury then the forth will come in handy. You are correct that they aren't likely to throw 40 times a game though.
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There is no doubt that wide receiver is a major need.

Given that we have at least 5 of the first 100 picks and that this draft is depth at wide receiver, we do not have to us our first round pick on a wide receiver.

I hope that we draft two wide receivers and two defensive backs within our first five picks.
Lock this s**t up.
Originally posted by cory4903:
I agree. We don't utilize wrs like most offenses. Part of that is on Kap but most of it is on the type of pass offense we run. If we resign Boldin we don't need to draft a wr high.

I would agree with that.
Adressing the secondary would be my priority number 1. Love Reid and Brock. Brown sadly won't be back and frankly everyone just isn't very good minus Hitner