Re: San Francisco & Texans trade?
Anyone who thinks we are drafting a guard in round one is on crack, with the slight caveat that every other highly coveted player is gone and we sure as hell aren't moving up for one. We draft a Guard between 3rd-6th rd.
I would do this deal to move up for Thomas. He's special imo and solidifies the back 4. Unlike someone else, I would definetely keep Wilson here as very soild depth and a guy who can play pretty darn well as a starter if you need him. I don't get why you would release a guy that is starter worthy? In the course of 12 months, we would take the weakest position on the field (S) to perhaps competing with LB as the strongest group on the field. Start Pollard the hitter, and Thomas the rangy free safety with mad coverage skills, and you have a dynamic duo that I can put out there against any other safety duo in the league and be right at the top.
I love Spiller, but I don't think I would move up for him. To me, he is a combo of Reggie Bush, Marshall Faulk, and Brian Westbrook. Imagine what you could do with a healthy Spiller and Slaton. I could see a lot of creative packages and defenses wouldn't know which way is up.
My first choice is Thomas if by some miracle we can get him. Second is Spiller, but unlikely to fall. Third choice is Mathews. Fourth is a corner. Take your pick, McCourty or Wilson. I think I might lean McCourty since he is a more phyiscal type, but either is fine. I want to come out of the 1st with one of these players.