Can the need for developing a QB also be accomplished solidly, at round 3? That and with some defensive players added?
How would you feel about Spence and Nkemdiche, in the 1st and 2nd, if they both prove out?
We can't fill the QB need outside the 1st round. Not for at least a year, anyway. I'm all for drafting 3rd/4th rounders and developing them, but if that's the route we were going to go, we needed to have started two years ago. I'd be ok with Dak in that situation, for instance. I think he's got the potential to develop into a good player, but he doesn't compare to Goff in his development right now and is not a realistic alternative.
Now, we could sign Hoyer, maybe, if he shakes free, and I'd be ok with that for next season, but failing that, we're running out of options as we did nothing on that front at all in free agency. And Hoyer is probably not going to come all that cheap given that he's a borderline starter to some (bad) teams.
As for Spence and Nkemdiche...I'm not high on players with substance or motivation issues right now. Spence I'd strongly consider in the 2nd, but he won't be there (and he's a beast on the field). I'm not sure I'd look at Nkemdiche any sooner than the 4th, and maybe not then. Too many good players along the DL in this draft, and we can't afford to miss on a guy. I don't want to swing for the fences. I just want to find some more good young players to add to this roster wherever we can.