The Niners need a receiver or two, and one of the best of this era is now on the market. The question is, does Hines Ward have anything left? After 14 years even the best receivers are diminished. And even though Ward never relied to heavily on his speed, he’s not going to be the guy he was five or six years ago.
But what if they draft a wideout early (say Alshon Jeffery or Stephen Hill?) Then the thought of having the renowned work ethic of Hines Ward to push Crabtree, Morgan and the rookie makes the deal far more beneficial, even if Ward isn’t able to put up great numbers on Sundays.