. . . the less we know. I figured that after the free agent signing period, we would get a better feel for what we do with our #1 pick, but it remains cloudy with a chance of snow. The big free agent move was, of course, Richard Sherman, but the Niners also addressed the center spot by dealing Daniel Kilgore and signing Weston Richberg from the Giants, Jerry Attachou, DE/OLB/pass rusher from the Chargers, and Jerick McKinnon, a fast RB from the Vikings.
So, they addressed the glaring holes at CB, O line, and pass rusher, and addressed the departure of Carlos Hyde with the McKinnon signing in free agency. This of course doesn’t answer the problem of depth, but that is what the draft is for.
And with that, what do we do? The options are many and have been addressed by everyone. Denzel Ward seems to be a lot of people’s picks. And I get it because Richard Sherman is coming off an achilles tear and may not be full strength this season. With all the quarterback frenzy now going on, the draft looks to have 4 QB, maybe even 5, go before the Niners pick, so that could leave a highly coveted guy still available.
Bradley Chubb? No. Saquon Barkley? No. Quentin Nelson? No. Those guys will most likely be gone, but if they are there, we WILL pick one of them. Another interesting name is Derwin James, the safety out of Fla State. With Eric Reid’s likely departure, they may go in that direction despite Tartt, Colbert, McColl, and Jimmie Ward all being available.
There’s also the thought that we could parlay that pick into more by trading down. We could trade down with Cincy at 21 and get ourselves Will Hernandez, the highly rated guard from UTEP. If we could get Cincy’s 1st and a 2nd for our trouble, I’d pull the trigger. Sound good?