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Dilemna of the Fan of a Losing Team
Do you root for them to win, or do you hope they lose, so a worse record will get them a higher draft position?
This season has been one of dashed hopes for Niners fans, and has shown the team to be in need of a few more key pieces. (Most notably, head coach, but you can't draft that.) Those are, from my foxhole:
1. QB. You can't win in the NFL without a good one, and Alex Smith isn't cutting it.
2. CB. The Niners need a shutdown corner who can neutralize the other teams #1 receiver (when the other guys are Arizona, and that receiver isn't Larry Fitzgerald). ESPECIALLY when the other team has a serious speed guy (see Jackson, DeSean)
3. DE. A DE who can put consistent pressure on the opposing QB would help the weak SF secondary a ton.
The tough thing about needing a QB is that there are a bunch of teams, most of them even worse than the Niners, who also need a QB. Also, since they picked Joe Montana in the 1979 draft (a draft day steal second only to Tom Brady), SF has done a lousy job of drafting QBs. This is partly a result of bad choices (Jim Druckenmiller, Alex Smith) and partly due to not being bad enough when some of the up-and-coming young QBs were available (Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford, Jim Bradford.)
The big prize this year could be Andrew Luck, from Stanford. Luck is a redshirt sophomore, but would undoubtedly be the first QB taken if he comes out. Do the Niners have a chance?
Right now, there are 4 teams with a good probability of drafting ahead of the Niners who also need a QB:
I left Denver and and Cleveland off the list due to the presence of Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy, respectively.
The wild card is Carolina, currently the worst team in the league at 1-10 (that one win, sadly, over SF). Carolina currently has rookie Jimmy Clausen on the roster.
If Luck comes out, I expect a bidding war among many of the teams - the four above, SF, plus Oakland, and Washington - who are in need of an elite QB. And if Carlona doesn't want Luck for themselves - still a possibility - I expect the price for that spot to be high if Luck comes out. Worth it? Hard to say.