So I am a fan of Aaron Curry...whether or not he is the "once-in-a-decade, can't miss prospect, lovechild of Junior Seau and Derrick Thomas, man among boys" some scouts say he is remains to be seen. What I do know is that if our scouts, Haley, and Pioli think he is, I'll trust them. If they think he isn't, so be it.
My thoughts for the #3 pick can be summed up in the title of this fanpost.
We all have talked about drafting a LT, and moving the lesser of the two (our #3 or Albert) to RT - great, right? Bookend tackles for a decade...fantastic.
We have also all talked about B.J. Raji being the guy we need to man the Nose Tackle position in our 3-4 defense...Oh, but if we switch to a 3-4, what do we do with Dorsey? Can he play end? Where do we find more LB's? etc...
Here is my question for everyone.
Even if we stay in the 4-3 defense, doesn't it make sense to complement Dorsey with Raji? Wouldn't he be the big guy occupying blockers while Dorsey could shoot into the backfield?
Rather than drafting a LT and moving Albert, who had an outstanding rookie year at LT, I think we would do well to give Dorsey a talented partner inside, and let them wreak havoc...