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What will a San Francisco 49ers team already loaded with young talent do
with more 2013 draft picks than can possibly make their roster?



Three words: Pursue Darrelle Revis.




The 49ers are among a handful of teams that have discussed making a run
at Revis this offseason, according to two sources. In fact, the 49ers
are poised to make a run at Revis even if it’s just for one season
(although that could be problematic from Revis’ standpoint).




The bottom line is that if the New York Jets are serious about
retooling their roster as quickly as possible, getting a fistful of
picks from the 49ers could be a fine answer.




And if history is any indicator, the 49ers will be more than willing.




201302211733632284720-p2.jpgDarrelle Revis missed most of the past season after suffering a knee injury in Week 3. (AP)From
a pragmatic standpoint, the 49ers would be silly not to think about
dealing most of their draft picks this year, even if only to get future
selections. San Francisco, which already has 11 selections in April's
draft, are expected to get another one in the trade that reportedly will send
Alex Smith to the Chiefs. The Niners are also projected to get three
more selections as compensation for players they lost in free agency
last offseason. So based on the current roster, they would not be
expected to go overboard in the draft.




Of the 53 players on the roster going into the Super Bowl, seven were
guys with 10 years experience or more, including kicker David Akers,
guard Leonard Davis, linebacker Clark Haggans, long snapper Brian
Jennings and wide receiver Randy Moss. None of those guys are hard to
replace or terribly expensive. Only defensive lineman Justin Smith and
center Jonathan Goodwin will be tough to replace at some point.




The heart of the 49ers roster is primarily made up of guys in their
eighth year or less, such as Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Mike Iupati
and Colin Kaepernick. This is a team that set up to be good for a long
time.




Still, this is a team that needs to make sure it has as many
difference-makers as possible. It also is a team that desperately needs a
No. 1 cornerback, as evidenced by the fact that the 49ers have expressed interest in just about every top corner in the market.




Well, Revis is a difference-maker and would be the best cornerback
available, even if that’s through the trade market rather than the
free-agent market.




And if the 49ers need reminders of how valuable a guy like Revis can
be, they can look at the last time they won a title after signing Deion
Sanders.



[More: Deal will send QB Alex Smith from San Francisco to Kansas City]



In 1994, Sanders changed the balance of power in the NFL when he became
a free agent and went to the 49ers for one season. San Francisco won
the title by beating Dallas and wide receiver Michael Irvin in the NFC
championship along the way. The next year, Sanders switched to Dallas
and helped the Cowboys to their third title in four years.




Moreover, think about what the 49ers can expect if they don’t use their
bounty of picks to chase after Revis. Don’t be surprised if Atlanta,
which came tantalizingly close to beating the 49ers in the NFC
championship game this year, makes a run at Revis.




Or there is this to consider: While Seattle won’t chase Revis, don’t
think for a second that the Seahawks aren’t looking to upgrade at wide
receiver in an effort to take advantage of quarterback Russell Wilson’s
talent.




Or look at St. Louis, a division rival that gave the 49ers fits in two
games this past season and will be trying to upgrade at receiver for
quarterback Sam Bradford.



In essence, the 49ers may be the best team in NFC right now and may
have a treasure trove of picks at their disposal. But they better use
those picks wisely.




Even if it’s just for one player.

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Not enough.

It just might be. 

 

What I’d start out asking for is KC’s guaranteed 2nd this year.  San Fran’s 1st, and KC’s 2nd next year on the conditional basis that the 9er’s get him signed. 

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I was just reading a SF message board and Revis' reputation precedes him.  I'd say about 80%  DON'T want him.  Kind of shocked it was that high but all point to the headache he'd be with his ludicrous contract demands. 

 

Many were saying they wouldn't part with their 31st and 34th picks for him.  Being worried about his greed is legitimate but to not think he'd be worth what amounts to two 2nd round picks is lunacy of the highest order.

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We were looking for a 1st and a 2nd. 

 

But given that the Niners pick at #31, that pick is more like a really early second.   So we should get three picks. 

I'd love to have their #31 and the KC#33.  It's such a good spot in this draft to get the first-round leftovers and/or top of the second tier guys. 

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I was just reading a SF message board and Revis' reputation precedes him.  I'd say about 80%  DON'T want him.  Kind of shocked it was that high but all point to the headache he'd be with his ludicrous contract demands. 

 

Many were saying they wouldn't part with their 31st and 34th picks for him.  Being worried about his greed is legitimate but to not think he'd be worth what amounts to two 2nd round picks is lunacy of the highest order.

Lucky for us the opinion's of the poster on SF's message boards sights mean nothing like ours. Whew!! good thing.

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I was just reading a SF message board and Revis' reputation precedes him.  I'd say about 80%  DON'T want him.  Kind of shocked it was that high but all point to the headache he'd be with his ludicrous contract demands. 

 

Many were saying they wouldn't part with their 31st and 34th picks for him.  Being worried about his greed is legitimate but to not think he'd be worth what amounts to two 2nd round picks is lunacy of the highest order.

Good point. I am sure 'some' teams GMs are leery of Revis and Uncle Seans BS contract games

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2nd rounder in 2013 1st rounder 2014 and lamichael james. If we cant get nfl player back then ill take 2nd and 3rd round picks this year and 1st and 2nd next year. Although why would san fran give any of this up unless theyre able to sign revis to mega deal? Plus off injury? Its just wishful thinking

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I was just reading a SF message board and Revis' reputation precedes him.  I'd say about 80%  DON'T want him.  Kind of shocked it was that high but all point to the headache he'd be with his ludicrous contract demands. 

 

Many were saying they wouldn't part with their 31st and 34th picks for him.  Being worried about his greed is legitimate but to not think he'd be worth what amounts to two 2nd round picks is lunacy of the highest order.

Niners fans look at how far they got and have to wonder fi Holdout Boy's talent is worth the yearly contract disruptions. Plus they have several guys -Alden Smith, Patrick Willis and Colin Kapernick-who someday soon are going to want to get paid. But if they are loooking to win in 2013, may be they give the Jets a pile of picks and worry about the future in the future.

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I think there's some wishful thinking in this thread. Revis' contract demands absolutely effect his value in a trade, plus he's coming off an ACL. If the Jets could get #31 and #34 this year, that's a decent deal. If they can get more, great. San Fran probably won't want to deal any 2014 picks, though, unless they're conditional. They have an abundance of picks this year that they can't really put to use. Those are the ones they want to move.

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The rumor being floated was that the Jets are demanding a first and second.  I don't see a huge bidding war heating up, so that is probably towards the high side.  Being SF picks at the bottom of the round, that helps the Jets sell it as a first round pick, even though it's practically a 2nd.  They'd probably be lucky to get the #31 and #34, but this is closest thing to a reasonable plan I've seen. 

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I think there's some wishful thinking in this thread. Revis' contract demands absolutely effect his value in a trade, plus he's coming off an ACL. If the Jets could get #31 and #34 this year, that's a decent deal. If they can get more, great. San Fran probably won't want to deal any 2014 picks, though, unless they're conditional. They have an abundance of picks this year that they can't really put to use. Those are the ones they want to move.

 

 

What's depressing is they'd have to take the 31st and 34th if that was offered.  It's only a decent deal because of the ridiculous way the contract was structured and Revis' abnormal greed. 

 

It's becoming pretty clear Woody has had enough of the Schwartz and Feinsod show.  I think we all have.

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Green Lantern: Jets Need To Draw San Fran And Seattle Into Cage Match For Revis

If Either Gets NFL's Best Cover Corner, Gang Green Will Come Out A Winner, Too

February 28, 2013 9:24 AM

 


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By Jeff Capellini, WFAN.com

The popular belief these days is Darrelle Revis will get traded, but not before he shows that he’s 100 percent healthy and once again capable of being the best cover corner in the NFL.

But that was before the San Francisco 49ers decided it was best to get their hands on virtually every pick in the upcoming draft.

The Niners have but one true weakness and that’s in the secondary. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco abused them in the Super Bowl. You can make a case that if they had suited up someone with game to cover Anquan Boldin the Niners would have beaten the Ravens rather easily and added another Vince Lombardi Trophy to their already impressive collection.

It now appears the 49ers know full well what they need to do — meet the Jets’ steep asking price for Revis, a player that could very well keep the status quo going in the NFC for several years.

San Francisco is expected to have an astonishing 15 picks, including compensatory selections, in April’s draft. Considering the exceptional way the Niners have done business of late, they are in the very enviable position of being able to add the kind of depth that could keep them ahead of the hard-charging Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West for the time being. And that’s without trading for Revis. However, in this world of win-now, especially when you have the ultimate defensive weapon at your fingertips, why leave anything to chance?

The Niners would be nuts not to pull the trigger. That is if they truly believe, as I do, that medical science and Revis’ work ethic will get him back to being the all-world force that he was. If they believe all of that and can offer a contract that would make Revis happy, something that is doable despite this player’s Herculean appetite for money, well, you’d have the NFC’s best team already basically become unstoppable.

There are many out there who are holding on to this hope that the Jets will keep Revis, but with each passing day it looks more and more like they won’t. General manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan didn’t exactly extinguish the flames of fear during their press conferences at the NFL Combine. Sure, they said Revis is this and that and important to what the Jets hope to accomplish during their rebuilding process, but they never flat out said he’s not available. They left the door open somewhat publicly, when in reality it has been wide open privately for a very long time.

And while the 49ers could offer their first round pick, No. 31 overall, the first of their second-round picks, No. 34, and other selections later to acquire Revis, the Jets have to be smart here and not necessarily jump at what appears to be the most attractive deal on the table.

The Jets need Idzik to call his former employers in Seattle and gauge their interest, because the Seahawks could have as many as 12 picks with compensatories and must know that their rivals adding Revis would be the type of blow that could take years to overcome regardless of how good they are or figure to be going forward.

If the Seahawks were to get into the game and somehow land Revis at the expense of some combination of a player (corner Brandon Browner comes immediately to mind) and picks, they’d have maybe the greatest secondary on paper in NFL history, when you consider it would also include incredible talents in corner Richard Sherman, Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas and safety Kam Chancellor.

I’d like to see Colin Kaepernick try to navigate that minefield.

So the idea here if you are the Jets is to get the 49ers and the Seahawks, if both are truly committed to the Revis way of life, into a room and play them off each other, because if Idzik were to do this and come out with an incredibly deep haul, he’d earn currency for quite a while with right-thinking Jets fans who know Revis has to go. And for those who would remain upset the Jets traded away arguably the greatest player in franchise history, well, they’d eventually get over it, because they’d eventually come to the realization that this team has a billion holes to fill and little money at this point to fix the problems. The draft must be the answer until more of these absurd contracts come off their ledger. The sooner the non-believers get that through their thick skulls, the better.

Having San Francisco and Seattle try to one-up each other is a great way to turn a very good package into an immortal package, and whatever it potentially ends up being will only hasten the Jets’ plan of becoming relevant again.

The Jets have more pressing needs to worry about than a player in Revis that, despite all of his talents, they went 8-8 with two years ago. What about last season you may wondering? Yes, the Jets went 6-10 basically without Revis, but they did not allow a single 100-yard receiving game. The Jets’ main issue was on the other side of the line of scrimmage. They had the worst offense in football, and everyone knows it.

A ton of draft picks and some stealthy salary cap maneuvers will begin to change that.

Idzik is definitely a mystery man at this point. I think he has the moxie and intelligence to do what is necessary, mostly because he seems hell bent on not repeating the mistakes of his predecessor, Mike Tannenbaum. The Jets going forward won’t be about the big splash, nor will they attempt to throw money at problems by backloading everything and deal with it later.

That philosophy did work initially, but we’ve all seen the mess that approach makes later when that 20-something with potential turns into a 30-something with deteriorating skills and a gigantic price tag.

Idzik just has to play this Revis thing out until the last possible second, leave no stone unturned and play the games all good GMs play when one of their star players becomes available.

Get in touch with San Francisco. Hang up and then call Seattle. Ignore the posturing both are sure to display, because in the end the Jets have Revis, who could very well be the final piece for both of them in a race to a Super Bowl title or two.

Which one wants him more? That’s for Idzik to find out and exploit.

Read more columns by Jeff Capellini and follow him on Twitter at @GreenLanternJet
- See more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/02/28/green-lantern-jets-need-to-draw-san-fran-and-seattle-into-cage-match-for-revis/#sthash.3iJRnhNV.dpuf

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