Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
The Chiefs look a lot like the 49ers did a couple years ago. Above average defense, offensive line and running game... Personally, I would draft Floyd #1 overall so that they could have one of the youngest high ceiling defensive lines.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
This writer seems to think the 49ers will use a lot of the extra picks they have this draft (I guess they could have as many as 14) to try and get Darelle Revis from the Jets. I don't see them using those picks on a high-priced player in the last year of his deal coming off a devastating knee injury. Unless it was their mid-late round picks.
What's more likely is doing what the Jets, Falcons and Redskins have done in recent years- trade a bunch of their picks to move up to get a #1 corner. The Jets did it to get Sanchez, the Falcons did it to get Julio Jones, and the Redskins to get RG3. The 49ers could give up a bunch of picks, and still have some semblance of a draft with all the extra picks they have.
Moving up to get Alabama's Dee Milliner or Florida St's Xavier Rhodes could both fit this description. Most of those teams in the top 10 have so many needs that moving back later into the draft with more picks might be the better solution. To me, this seems more likely than rolling the dice on Revis if A) you don't think you have the cap-space to sign him after this season, and B) not knowing for sure how he'll recover from the knee injury he had.
The niners could very well acquire Revis and refuse to extend his contract - make him play out the final year and hopefully he puts them over the edge. I doubt it, but it's possible.
If Revis was locked up long-term, maybe. But remember his deal is up at the end of next season and he's coming off a knee injury. Not everyone will comeback from a knee injury like Adrian Peterson did. So I highly doubt the 49ers would use a 2nd rounder to get him unless they locked him up to a long-term deal, or the Jets did first.
I still think the 49ers could still use their extra picks to move up into the top 10 to try and get Dee Milliner.
I think Dee Milliner fits this description better than anyone.
Maybe the WR from Cal or the burner from West Virginia who Kiper says shot up the draft board due to impressive combine numbers. Or a stud DT to eventually replace Justin Smith.
With that being said. Chance Warmack is only a guard, but holy shit was he a beast at the combine. I know there's no chance of them getting him, but he'd look awesome blocking for Adrian Peterson
Revis' knee or what draft picks to trade for him isn't what I'm concerned about if the Niners were interested in him. It's the huge ass contract he is going to want. The guy has no qualms about holding out. I'm not sure if the team wants to throw a bunch of draft picks for a guy that will essentially be a 1 year rental. Crabtree, A. Davis, Iupati, and Kaepernick are all going to be needing new contracts in the near future and having the highest paid defense and defensive player in the league isn't going to be pretty. Having said that, the situation is very reminiscent of when the Niners went after Deion in 94.
the Raiders will take 7 of those picks off your hands for the #3 pick Niners, win-win.
But they have 2 picks in rounds 2,3, and 5. And that doesn't count compensatory picks that they'll get for players they lost going into last season.
But as I said- since this draft is void of high-end skill position players, I think it'll be cheaper to move up in this draft compared to other recent drafts.
The absence of any elite players in this draft (with the exception of POSSIBLY Warmack) trading into the top 5 or 10 seems like a huge waste considering there isn't a world of difference of talent that will be available to them come the end of the 1st round. I could maybe see them trading into the middle of the round but not into the top of the round, not worth it.
I could also see the 49ers drafting Marcus Lattimore also. They have so many picks, they can afford to use one on him and possibly have him sit for the year.
Oakland's offense could do a lot with a Smith type. They are extremely fast at all skill positions and with the right scheme in place could set Smith up for success. I don't hate that pick.
EDIT: That being said, this is the Raiders, and Smith will get overpaid and wind up investing that money into a state of the art codeine factory
Let's go on a livin' spree!