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Which position is the highest priority for the Niners in the 2024 draft?

Which position is the highest priority for the Niners in the 2024 draft?

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Originally posted by dj43:
OT seems to be the obvious choice for the reasons already mentioned. The problem is, that the best ones go very early, and we will likely be drafting at the tail end of round one.

I just did a quick check of the top 25 OTs and their draft round, according to the latest PFF rankings:
Rd #1 - 10
Rd #2 - 5
Rd #3 - 3
Rd #4 - 1

There is the infrequent unicorn like Jordan Mailata but the odds of drafting a top OT are not good. Maybe there is a Larry Allen out there playing for a Sonoma State but that train already left.

Maybe all that cap space will bring an OT in free agency but looking at 2024 OT FAs is not very exciting.

Draft a small college prospect and coach him up.
No, we're going to face game wrecking edge players on our superbowl runs so we need studs at T.
Trade up for a T. It's worth it.
Originally posted by All22:
Originally posted by dj43:
OT seems to be the obvious choice for the reasons already mentioned. The problem is, that the best ones go very early, and we will likely be drafting at the tail end of round one.

I just did a quick check of the top 25 OTs and their draft round, according to the latest PFF rankings:
Rd #1 - 10
Rd #2 - 5
Rd #3 - 3
Rd #4 - 1

There is the infrequent unicorn like Jordan Mailata but the odds of drafting a top OT are not good. Maybe there is a Larry Allen out there playing for a Sonoma State but that train already left.

Maybe all that cap space will bring an OT in free agency but looking at 2024 OT FAs is not very exciting.

Draft a small college prospect and coach him up.
No, we're going to face game wrecking edge players on our superbowl runs so we need studs at T.
Trade up for a T. It's worth it.

we have a lot of draft capital and not a lot of roster space so we could trade up. But this is a top-heavy draft for OT. They are 3 OTs who are clearly above everyone else this year but all have top 10 talent so i don't see them getting out of the top 15 might be worth trading up if they get out of top 10 with all the QBS?

There are a lot of round 2-3 prospects though (could easily move up as the season goes on and through the draft process). I am ok reaching for our guy at the end of the first for a guy we really like at OT a few guys i want to keep my eye on are
Barton from Duke ( i think he really fits our system)
Suamataia from BYU

The 3 guys who are slam-dunk first-round prospects are
Olumuyiwa Fashanu from Penn State (he is going top 5 most likely)
Joe Al from ND
JC Latham from Alabama

outside that there isn't a slam dunk first round prospect which means late in first there is a good chance we can get a good prospect that we like.
Originally posted by SteveWallacesHelmet:
Doesnt matter. This regime will draft a defensive lineman.

This made me LOL. You are probably right.
Originally posted by ritz126:
Originally posted by All22:
Originally posted by dj43:
OT seems to be the obvious choice for the reasons already mentioned. The problem is, that the best ones go very early, and we will likely be drafting at the tail end of round one.

I just did a quick check of the top 25 OTs and their draft round, according to the latest PFF rankings:
Rd #1 - 10
Rd #2 - 5
Rd #3 - 3
Rd #4 - 1

There is the infrequent unicorn like Jordan Mailata but the odds of drafting a top OT are not good. Maybe there is a Larry Allen out there playing for a Sonoma State but that train already left.

Maybe all that cap space will bring an OT in free agency but looking at 2024 OT FAs is not very exciting.

Draft a small college prospect and coach him up.
No, we're going to face game wrecking edge players on our superbowl runs so we need studs at T.
Trade up for a T. It's worth it.

we have a lot of draft capital and not a lot of roster space so we could trade up. But this is a top-heavy draft for OT. They are 3 OTs who are clearly above everyone else this year but all have top 10 talent so i don't see them getting out of the top 15 might be worth trading up if they get out of top 10 with all the QBS?

There are a lot of round 2-3 prospects though (could easily move up as the season goes on and through the draft process). I am ok reaching for our guy at the end of the first for a guy we really like at OT a few guys i want to keep my eye on are
Barton from Duke ( i think he really fits our system)
Suamataia from BYU

The 3 guys who are slam-dunk first-round prospects are
Olumuyiwa Fashanu from Penn State (he is going top 5 most likely)
Joe Al from ND
JC Latham from Alabama

outside that there isn't a slam dunk first round prospect which means late in first there is a good chance we can get a good prospect that we like.

Just for fun, based on draft value calculations, here is what it would take to move up to:

#10 overall - our #1, plus our 2024 #1, plus a 4th round pick.

#20 overall - our #1 plus our #2

I'm not opposed to trading up. We just need to find a trade partner willing to give up their shot at one of the most important positions on the team.
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by ritz126:
Originally posted by All22:
Originally posted by dj43:
OT seems to be the obvious choice for the reasons already mentioned. The problem is, that the best ones go very early, and we will likely be drafting at the tail end of round one.

I just did a quick check of the top 25 OTs and their draft round, according to the latest PFF rankings:
Rd #1 - 10
Rd #2 - 5
Rd #3 - 3
Rd #4 - 1

There is the infrequent unicorn like Jordan Mailata but the odds of drafting a top OT are not good. Maybe there is a Larry Allen out there playing for a Sonoma State but that train already left.

Maybe all that cap space will bring an OT in free agency but looking at 2024 OT FAs is not very exciting.

Draft a small college prospect and coach him up.
No, we're going to face game wrecking edge players on our superbowl runs so we need studs at T.
Trade up for a T. It's worth it.

we have a lot of draft capital and not a lot of roster space so we could trade up. But this is a top-heavy draft for OT. They are 3 OTs who are clearly above everyone else this year but all have top 10 talent so i don't see them getting out of the top 15 might be worth trading up if they get out of top 10 with all the QBS?

There are a lot of round 2-3 prospects though (could easily move up as the season goes on and through the draft process). I am ok reaching for our guy at the end of the first for a guy we really like at OT a few guys i want to keep my eye on are
Barton from Duke ( i think he really fits our system)
Suamataia from BYU

The 3 guys who are slam-dunk first-round prospects are
Olumuyiwa Fashanu from Penn State (he is going top 5 most likely)
Joe Al from ND
JC Latham from Alabama

outside that there isn't a slam dunk first round prospect which means late in first there is a good chance we can get a good prospect that we like.

Just for fun, based on draft value calculations, here is what it would take to move up to:

#10 overall - our #1, plus our 2024 #1, plus a 4th round pick.

#20 overall - our #1 plus our #2

I'm not opposed to trading up. We just need to find a trade partner willing to give up their shot at one of the most important positions on the team.

Keep the first in 2024. Get a tackle at 32 and let them compete for the starting RT job. Or just let them be the swing tackle if McKivitz takes another leap. I get that we want the best chance to replace Trent, but unless we are actually getting some can't miss prospect (not the same as the best prospect), we should be fine to get a legit first round talent. There's also the option of trading for a good tackle, same way we acquired Trent. If you are going to give up two firsts and more for a rookie who may or may not pan out, why not just trade less capital for a problem high level player? I also like the idea of taking more than one tackle, so you get two cracks at it. If Foerster does indeed take a 5th rounder like McKivitz and can turn him into an average starter, he should be able to do far more with a legit 1st round talent, even if said player is taken at the end of the first.
[ Edited by LifelongNiner on Sep 20, 2023 at 5:08 PM ]
OT. We have young talent at Corner that we need to develop first unless we land a stud young prospect. But OT is by far the most pressing need. Trent ain't playing forever, and McKivitz is an average tackle at best. I trust in this team to develop good linemen, I'm betting that's the priority for the team during draft season.
Originally posted by gold49digger:
OT. We have young talent at Corner that we need to develop first unless we land a stud young prospect. But OT is by far the most pressing need. Trent ain't playing forever, and McKivitz is an average tackle at best. I trust in this team to develop good linemen, I'm betting that's the priority for the team during draft season.

Who is this young talent at corner you speak of?
Originally posted by 9ers4eva:
Originally posted by gold49digger:
OT. We have young talent at Corner that we need to develop first unless we land a stud young prospect. But OT is by far the most pressing need. Trent ain't playing forever, and McKivitz is an average tackle at best. I trust in this team to develop good linemen, I'm betting that's the priority for the team during draft season.

Who is this young talent at corner you speak of?

https://www.49erswebzone.com/roster/

The emphasis, as I am sure you know, on the D is the front 7. The corners are not too bad, especially Ward. There is at least potential at cb which doesn't exist at present at OT. I liked the look of Oliver against the Rams.
What odds we draft RB in the first 3 rounds?
Originally posted by paulk205:
What odds we draft RB in the first 3 rounds?

Unlikely. 5th round or later, quite possible

Originally posted by 9ers4eva:
Originally posted by gold49digger:
OT. We have young talent at Corner that we need to develop first unless we land a stud young prospect. But OT is by far the most pressing need. Trent ain't playing forever, and McKivitz is an average tackle at best. I trust in this team to develop good linemen, I'm betting that's the priority for the team during draft season.

Who is this young talent at corner you speak of?

Lenoir may not be shutdown, but he is a solid number 2 corner. We also gave some rookies and udfas we haven't seen yet. It's not like we have a Revis hidden there but it's better than the depth we have at OT.
Originally posted by English:
Unlikely. 5th round or later, quite possible

Not on past experience we won't

I'm actually happy with our recent drafting. Loved the placekicker pick. And yes, I'd love us to pick a tackle but I know we probably draft a RB who will never dress for his rookie season and then get traded/released.
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RT and Guard. But I bet they spend money in free agency to beef up the O-line. I want the best CB available!!!
Originally posted by English:
https://www.49erswebzone.com/roster/

The emphasis, as I am sure you know, on the D is the front 7. The corners are not too bad, especially Ward. There is at least potential at cb which doesn't exist at present at OT. I liked the look of Oliver against the Rams.

I have seen very little of that potential. McKivitz and Lenoir are pretty much a wash at this point.
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by ritz126:
Originally posted by All22:
Originally posted by dj43:
OT seems to be the obvious choice for the reasons already mentioned. The problem is, that the best ones go very early, and we will likely be drafting at the tail end of round one.

I just did a quick check of the top 25 OTs and their draft round, according to the latest PFF rankings:
Rd #1 - 10
Rd #2 - 5
Rd #3 - 3
Rd #4 - 1

There is the infrequent unicorn like Jordan Mailata but the odds of drafting a top OT are not good. Maybe there is a Larry Allen out there playing for a Sonoma State but that train already left.

Maybe all that cap space will bring an OT in free agency but looking at 2024 OT FAs is not very exciting.

Draft a small college prospect and coach him up.
No, we're going to face game wrecking edge players on our superbowl runs so we need studs at T.
Trade up for a T. It's worth it.

we have a lot of draft capital and not a lot of roster space so we could trade up. But this is a top-heavy draft for OT. They are 3 OTs who are clearly above everyone else this year but all have top 10 talent so i don't see them getting out of the top 15 might be worth trading up if they get out of top 10 with all the QBS?

There are a lot of round 2-3 prospects though (could easily move up as the season goes on and through the draft process). I am ok reaching for our guy at the end of the first for a guy we really like at OT a few guys i want to keep my eye on are
Barton from Duke ( i think he really fits our system)
Suamataia from BYU

The 3 guys who are slam-dunk first-round prospects are
Olumuyiwa Fashanu from Penn State (he is going top 5 most likely)
Joe Al from ND
JC Latham from Alabama

outside that there isn't a slam dunk first round prospect which means late in first there is a good chance we can get a good prospect that we like.

Just for fun, based on draft value calculations, here is what it would take to move up to:

#10 overall - our #1, plus our 2024 #1, plus a 4th round pick.

#20 overall - our #1 plus our #2

I'm not opposed to trading up. We just need to find a trade partner willing to give up their shot at one of the most important positions on the team.

wonder if there is any trade targets that have 2 or 3 years left on their contracts that is worth 2 firsts and a 4th.

Would love to see a known quantity come in that we could swing a CMC type trade for....get the old team to eat part of the contract.
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