Patterson or Eifert
Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:23 PM
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:51 PM
All that said, I would lean toward Patterson, if, indeed, he is available at #8. Eifert would be a nice pick up too, but I am leery of picking a tight end that high in the draft, to plug into an offense that has so many question marks. Kolb is known to have decent, or adequate, arm strength...maybe he can get the ball down-field with Patterson.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:52 PM
I'd really like a trade down possibility but I'm not holding my breath
Edited by 910BillsFan, 31 March 2013 - 03:53 PM.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:26 PM
Well Vernon Davis was drafted with the 6th overall pick the year he was drafted so definitely think its possible
Patterson scares me a little but is the big physical receiver that a lot of us have been hoping for and I love Eifert but with all the holes in D and the need to replace Andy, do you really think we can take a TE at 8?
Edited by bufffan031, 31 March 2013 - 04:27 PM.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:31 PM
Patterson is a playmaker that probably isn't as polished of a WR as AJ Green or Julio Jones were when they came out but would fill a big need for this team
Edited by Max997, 31 March 2013 - 04:32 PM.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:33 PM
I am leery of Patterson's one year of production that high in the draft and think there will still be WR help available in round 2 & 3.
I prefer Lane Johnson, Dion Jordan or Dee Milliner, if available.
That isn't to say that Eifert and Patterson are not very good prospects, I'd just prefer some of the other prospects.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:54 PM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:02 PM
Ideal situation, IMO, would be to trade back in the first if the opportunity should present itself.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:16 PM
Edited by bufffan031, 31 March 2013 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:21 PM
i agree that the rest of the OL is in tact, but I didn't think they were that good last year. I believe that for all of his shortcomings, Fitz was good at making quick throws which (I believe) masked some pass protection deficiencies.
I dont think that we should go offensive line at all with first pick. The rest of our oline is intact with the exception of Levitre and we need impact players at skill positions. I do believe Eifert is a special player and wouldnt mind taking next possible Tony Gonzalez at 8. Patterson would also be nice. Our quarterback needs some major weapons to throw to
No doubt, I think that there may be bigger needs, but a 2nd top level tackle could help the run game and provide very good pass protection - both of which help whomever plays QB.
Heck, given my lack of confidence in the rookie QB crop, I could see value in Lane Johnson in the first and their favorite WR or TE in the second.
I recognize that is just my opinion and also know that doesn't help the defense.
As a radical idea, I could also advocate for Star Lotulelei in round 1, if available. He could play NT w Dareus and Kyle Williams at end and Mario Williams playing rush LB
Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:29 PM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:28 PM
Raw as a WR, but what phenomenal run after the catch ability. He'd be amazing in combo with CJ in the backfield.
Add Manuel at pick 41, give them a year to acclimate to the NFL (in what's going to be a rebuilding season anyway) and have a good chance of having a "thunder and lightning" set of triplets for 2014...
Edited by Lurker, 31 March 2013 - 07:51 PM.
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