Smith's arrest change 49ers' draft plans?
April 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM • Comments
It is reasonable to think the San Francisco 49ers will consider taking a pass-rusher early in the draft in light of Aldon Smith's latest arrest.Even though Smith, 24, is one of the NFL's best pass-rushers, his future could be clouded. Until Sunday, the 49ers' greatest needs were cornerback and receiver. I do think those areas are still bigger needs than pass-rusher. But I could also see the 49ers, who have an NFL-high six picks in the top 100 in the May 8-10 draft, using a premium pick at the position.