1. I would, but in return i would have to have Richardson otherwise no
2. No, why? because Tolbert is a concussion case and i like Bush but iOakland had a better line then us which we need to tweak ours to make it work
3. Nahhhh save the cash for Wimbley if released, if not then use our 2nd round on a DT
4. Royal signed with SD, ill admit Manningham does look attractive but not for his 7 million a year asking price for a few SB catches, if he wanted to lower it to 5 mill then id jump
5. Sure, cheap insurance
6. Where is this 2nd first round pick you speak of?
The second first would be from the Forte trade, I think that's what he means.
Hypothetically.. if all other viable options (Mercilus, Perry, DeCastro, Floyd) are gone. Do you think we'd grab Hill based on his abilities? Or trade down and pursue other means? After reading your replies it makes sense that even with Wimbley we'd go the Mercilus/Perry route especially with how much Lovie loves his DL, but I wonder if we like Hill enough to take a chance with him with all pass rushers off the board. With Marshall and Bennett on the field Hill would be a scary deep threat with that speed and his route tree at GT Pro Day seemed impressive enough that he's got everything you'd look for, minus production.
I don't think all or our options for a DE will be gone. There will always be some surprises in those first 12-15 picks. Teams that grab a QB who shouldn't go that high. Somebody taking a LT like Martin earlier than expected just because he can play LT. Maybe both DeCastro and Glenn go first 15. I guess after FA the mocks will bet a little closer to hoing in on who needs what and they'll get a little closer to being accurate.
I don't know if Hill is worth that pick but if we plug the DE hole now that we have Marshall at least we have that option to take a guy with huge upside and let him develop. I guess to me the more needs we can meet now the more flexibility we have in the first 3 or 4 rounds of the draft. Aside from the obvious I think we need to find a LT prospect we can bring along and even though we're well manned at OG 3 of those guys will be FA in 2013 and this is a good year to draft in anticipation of that. I just wouldn't spend a first round pick on one unless by some miracle DeCastro fell that far.
There is no doubt in my mind that you have to build your offensive line through the draft. Top FA, even OG's, are getting to be too expensive compared to the cost of a rookie who may not be an all pro but you can win with him. This new CBA creates a huge disparity between a rookies pay and a 5 years vets. Case in point. Carimi's entire 4 year contract amounted to less than $8 mil. Carl Nicks just signed a deal paying him that much per year. After having ignored the Oline for far too long I think we need to be drafting guys every year with the thought of upgrading or adding better depth. I just don't think they all need to be first or second round picks.
At least by trading for Marshall we've elimnated the "need" to use a first or second round pick on a WR and if we can eliminate the "need" for a pass rusher we open up far more possibilities as far as drafting the top guys on our board through the first few rounds regardless of position. At least that's how I see it.
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