Why C.J. Spiller Is a Can’t Miss Pick for the San Francisco 49ers

February 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

April 25, 2009: With the tenth pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Michael Crabtree, wide-receiver Texas Tech.
Just under ten months ago, Crabtree fell right into the laps of the 49ers and despite his holdout, he proved just how dynamic he can be at the NFL level.
In 11 games as a rookie, Crabtree caught 48 passes for 625 yards and two touchdowns, each of which went for over 35 yards.
The former Red Raider star became the first impact receiver on the 49ers roster since Terrell Owens left after the 2003 season.
But what were the more "critical" needs for the 49ers heading into the 2009 draft? Pass rush, secondary help, and offensive line. Most mock drafts had the 49ers taking either Brian Orakpo or Aaron Maybin to improve the defense.
However, when talent fell in their laps, the 49ers made the right decision by taking the BPA (Best Player Available) and it worked.
Come Thursday April 22, 2010 there is a tremendous possibility that the...

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