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CRAZY….CRAZY…. NINER DRAFT PICKS AND TRADES: ‘SEQUEL 2’

OK NINER FANS, TIME TO GET A KICK OF SOME MORE CRAZY THINKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING NINER DRAFT STRATEGY AND PICKS.

A COUPLE OF POSTINGS (IN BR) ARE THE REASON FOR THis 'CRAZINESS'. ONE RECENT POST SPEAKS TO 5 CREATIVE MOVES THAT BAALKE CAN DO; ANOTHER LOOKS DEEPER INTO THE PREVIOUS HARBOUGH/BROWNS TRADE. FROM THESE REPORTS GROWS THE ‘CRAZINESS’.

POINT OF REFERENCE TO BEGIN WITH: THIS STRATEGY FOR MOVES AND PICKS GIVEN (ALONG WITH THE ABOVE SOURCE STORIES) ARE ALSO A GENERATION OF NOT FORGETTING THAT THE NINERS OPERATE WITHIN A VERY CONSERVATIVE APPROACH IN DEVELOPING THEIR TEAMS (THAT ALSO MEANS NO CRAZY MONEY SPENT…GENERALLY…IN FACT, MORE CHEAP MONEY THAN EVEN MIDDLE LANE MONEY.

OTHER POINTS:

- IS IT ME, OR ARE THE NINERS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE THE "OAKLAND A’S" IN FOOTBALL (?)

- IS IT ME, OR DOES THE BASIC APPROACH TO FORMING THEIR ROSTER REMIND YOU OF SOME OTHER FOOTBALL ORGANIZATION THAT DEALS WITH CONSTANT, LIKE REALLY CONSTANT, TURNOVER OF PLAYERS, LIKE THE NCAA DIVISION 1. COACH’S THERE ARE ALWAYS HAVING NEW PLAYERS TO MOLD THEIR TEAM, NEW COMPETITION FOR THE ROSTER, AND THE BIG NAME PLAYERS ARE NOT THERE - TYPICALLY NO LONGER THAN 3 YEARS (?) LET'S SEE, WE HAVE A TRANSPLANTED NCAA FOOTBALL COACH - HMMM.

- IS IT ME, OR IS IT BECOMING PRETTY TYPICAL WITH THE NEW NINER ORGANIZATION THAT WHAT WE ‘DON’T KNOW’ IS MORE LIKELY WHAT THEY WILL BE DOING IN THE DRAFT(?)

OK, GRAB YOUR SEAT = REMEMBER THIS IS JUST ‘CRAZINESS’. BUT IF IT’S ANYTHING CLOSE, REMEMBER WHERE YOU HEARD IT.

ROUND 1

- NINERS TRADE: QB ‘KAP’ WITH PICKS #219&220 TO CLEVELAND BROWNS FOR: RD1-PICK #4.

-WITH PICK #4, NINERS TAKE: EITHER WR SAMMY WATKINS, OR, QB J. MANSIEL.

(MY PICK: WR SAMMY WATKINS). YES, YES, I KNOW, THAT PICK IS SAYING WE HAVE OUR STARTER IN QB BLAINE GABBERT = EXACTLY. LOW BUDGET QB (THINK ABOVE, ANOTHER LOW BUDGET QB TO BE RESURRECTED BY COACH HARBAUGH FOR GREATNESS. WHAT ‘S THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A QB SHINE, GIVE HIM WEAPONS !!! DON’T RELY ON THE QB. KAP IS AT HIS HIGHEST IN VALUE RIGHT NOW (BEFORE AN EXTENSION DEAL IS MADE. A MOBIL QB IS ONE WHO CAN BE LOOKING AN INJURY SOON, EVEN THOUGH IN TODAY’S NFL, INJURY IS PRETTY RAMPENT ANYMORE. HARBAUGH AND NINER STARTING QB’S HAVE NOT LOVED EACH OTHER

ANY LONGER THAN ABOUT 2 YEARS = HONEYMOON’S OVER!!

- PICK #30: NINERS TAKE: ILB R. SHAZIER. NINERS NEED NOT ONLY DEPTH HERE, BUT THE NEXT GENERATION ILB. AND BY THE WAY, THE NINERS BY WAY OF THERE DEFENSIVE SCHEME, HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW POSITION NAME, WHAT I CALL THE ‘HYBRID 3-4 LB. THAT IS A LB THAT NEEDS TO CLOSE FAST ON RUNNING PLAYS; BLITZ’S WELL WHEN NEEDED LIKE AN OLB; AND MOST OF ALL, CAN COVER LIKE A SS/FS. THOSE ABILITIES ARE WHAT MAKES OUR CURRENT ROCK STARS OF WILLIS AND BOWMAN SO AWESOME. WILHOITE (I LOVE HIM..) IS NOT A SS/FS IN COVERAGE, SO WE NEED A ‘HYBRID’ PLAYER FOR DEPTH AND SITUATIONAL USE…NEXT YEAR WILL DEPEND ON HOW HEALTHY WILLIS AND BOWMAN TRULY ARE. ANYONE ELSE WE ADD FROM THE FA MARKET IS INSURANCE DEPTH, NOT A HYBRID LB WE NEED (BECAUSE OUR DEFENSIVE SCHEME CALLS FOR IT).

· POSSIBLE ALTERNATE PICKS HERE COULD BE DT’S: R. HAGEMAN, OR , L. NIX.

ROUND 2

- NINERS TRADE: CB CULLIVER PLUS PICK #77 AND PICK #94 TO JACKSONVILLE FOR: RD2-PICK #39;

-WITH PICK #39, NINERS TAKE: RB C. HYDE. AT LEAST AS FAR AS THIS DRAFT GOES, THIS IS THE PERFECT RB TO BE THE NEXT FRANK GORE, BAR NONE ! OH YEAH, HE’S CHEAP, GORE IS NOT, AND GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE. LATTIMORE IS UNTESTED AND HEALTH LONGIVITY IS A BIG , BIG, QUESTION MARK. HYDE PROVIDES NEXT GENERATION AT MINIMUM, WITH INSURANCE AS WELL BACKING UP LATTIMORE. IN A RUN HEAVY DEPENDENT OFFENSE, YOU CAN’T HAVE ENOUGH OF THE ‘RIGHT’ TYPE BACKS = THERE HARD TO FIND/GET, SO YOU BETTER TAKE THEM WHEN THERE CHEAP, AND HYDE IS NOW CHEAP.

- PICK #56, NINERS TAKE: SS D. BUCHANNON, OR, J. WARD, OR, A. DIXON. WHICH EVER IS SITTING HERE, AND THEY ALL RATED BETWEEN 52-57. SS BETHEA – OUR STARTER, IS A TRADE-OFF WITH WHITNER, HOPEFULLY MORE, BUT HE MOST LIKELY AT BEST WILL NOT BE THERE AFTER 2 SEASONS. IF HE FAULTERS AT ALL, WE HAVE ONE OF THESE BA BOY’S TO STEP IN.

- ROUND 3

- PICK #67, NINERS TAKE: CB L. JOYNER. HE FITS THE NINER SCHEME WELL. ANYMORE FA FILLS FOR THIS SEASON (NINERS MAY PICK AN ADDITIONAL FA/CB I.E. CHAMP BAILEY FOR VET SUPPORT CHEAP). REMEMBER, CB COOKS AND SS BETHEA ARE OUR STARTERS, AND AS ADDED DEPTH, IT LOOKS AS IF PERRISH COX WILL GET HIS BIG CHANCE, AND AT A REALLY BIG CHEAP PRICE FOR THE NINERS. BUT, WE COULD PICK SOME MORE CB’S UP CHEAP, STAY TUNED.

- PICK #96, NINERS TAKE: CB E.J. GAINES, OR, J. WATKINS. ADDED CHEAP DEPTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL CB’S. FIT THE NINERS SCHEME WELL, AND COULD SEE SOME ACTION IN SITUATIONAL ROLES THIS YEAR. GOING FORWARD, OUR DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD WILL BE SET FOR SOME TIME.

ROUND 4

- PICK #125, NINERS TAKE: DT C.REID. WHILE WE DO HAVE ‘SOME’ DEPTH IN THE DT POSITION, WE’VE ALSO HAD OUR STARTERS INJURED IN 2 SUCCESSIVE YEARS LEAVING US TO PLAY WITH OUR BENCH AT THE END OF THE SEASON WHEN IT REALLY COUNTS TO HAVE YOUR STARTERS PLAYING. GAINING MORE DEPTH CAN’T HURT (NO PUN INTENDED), AND BIG, BOY, REID COULD BE A DIAMOND WITH PROPER COACHING, AND WE’VE GOT THE BEST ‘D’ COACH IN THE LEAGUE.

· IF DT W. CLARKE IS AVAILABLE AT THIS PICK (HE’S CURRENTLY RATED AT #118), HE WOULD EDGE OUT REID AS THE PICK DUE TO HIS UPSIDE IN ATHLETICISM.

ROUND 5

- PICK #158, NINERS TAKE: ‘TAKE YOUR PICK’. THOSE IN THE AVAILABLE NEIGHBORHOOD:

o WR B. COLEMAN

o DE A. LYNCH

o C B. STORK

o C T. LARSEN

o OG A. STEEN

o CB A. COLVIN

o QB L. THOMAS

o QB A. MURRAY

· NINERS MAY ALSO DECIDE TO TRADE THIS PICK FOR A FUTURE PICK.

ROUND 7

- PICK #222, NINERS TAKE: FB R. HEWITT. LOOKING FOR A FUTURE B. MILLER, THIS COULD BE THE GUY.

UFA’S THAT SHOULD BE ON THE NINER RADAR:

- WR L. WASHINGTON

- WR Q. ENUNWA

- FS/CB M. HUFF

- DT M. PENNEL

- RB S. JOHNSON

IN SUMMARY:

PICK #4> WR SAMMY WATKINS

PICK #30> LB(HYBRID) R. SHAZIER

PICK #39> RB C. HYDE

PICK #56> SS ‘TAKE YOUR PICK’ (BUCHANNON; WARD; OR DIXON)

PICK #67> CB L. JOYNER

PICK #96> CB E.J. GAINES, OR, J. WATKINS

PICK #125> DT W. CLARKE, OR, C. REID

PICK #158> ‘TAKE YOUR PICK OF AVAILABILITY, OR, TRADE FOR FUTURE DRAFT

PICK #222> FB R. HEWITT

UFA’S TO BE CONSIDERED:

WR L. WASHINGTON

WR Q. ENUNWA

FS/CB M. HUFF

DT M. PENNEL

RB S. JOHNSON

I KNOW, I KNOW…………………CRAZY !!!

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