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49ers take Crabtree, Bills on the clock

Posted on: April 25, 2009 5:32 pm
 
The 49ers got the player I've had countless scouts tell me may be the best player in the draft 3 years from now at the #10 spot, so the value of the pick is spectacular. Crabtree's size, hands and physicality is a perfect compliment to the power running they have with Frank Gore.

The Bills are now on the clock and took Penn State DE/OLB Aaron Maybin. I had hoped to mention Maybin, as well as Michael Oher and Brian Orakpo for this pick but the Bills jumped up to make their pick surprisingly fast.

The Broncos are now on the clock.

They could be looking at Orakpo, the QB Josh Freeman, OLB Brian Cushing or some have even suggested one of the running backs - Beanie Wells or Knowshon Moreno.

Ultimately, I think the pick will be one of the pass rushers (Orakpo or Cushing) or a trade down. Orakpo is a bit stiff for my taste as a 3-4 rush linebacker and I have concerns about Cushing's durability.

Still, ultimately, I'd take Cushing, considering the Broncos' needs on defense.
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