Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:17 PM
I'm definitely hoping we get offensive players early in the draft. The squad needs help closing out games and not giving teams a late shot. Pretty much, look to how the Ravens and 49ers respectively closed out their games this past week. From my view, we have a hard time really capping off wins and making it look like a sound victory. We need to get in the rhythm of shutting the door on an opponent.
This can involve getting a road grader for our overpaid running backs on the line, more edge protection for Cam or a new weapon for our hopefully still dynamic offense. I'm staying open for who we take at 14, but it would be nice to get someone that can really help us advance the chains. Those teams in the SB and a lot of other top squads tend to get all of their offensive players contributing (i.e. Rice, Pitta, Pierce, Boldin, Smith, Jacoby, Dickson). If we have another top weapon, we could really start stretching things out on offense. There's a decent crop of OGs and OTs in the draft so if we go WR in the first with Patterson/Williams/Hopkins/Allen, we still have some strong options to build a o-line:
Dallas Thomas (T/G)
Compare that to scenario of getting a lineman in the 1st then looking for a receiver later on and its a similar risk/reward situation. I'd just like to think we went out and got someone that can really help Cam and Co. crank out some wins for the franchise near the top of the draft.
But whatever, I'm cool either way with it