He can hold out and go into the 2010 draft, as he’s threatened. However, the 49ers will hold the rights to him until the day of the draft. That means he cannot speak with other teams, work out for them, or participate in the combine. Not the best strategy.
And where would he get drafted anyway?
If I had a top 10 pick next year, I wouldn’t touch him. Heck, I’m not sure I’d touch him in any round now. Team chemisty counts as much as talent. No matter how far he falls, he’s going to want top 5 money and act like the team revolves around him.
As talented as Vick is, only two teams (Eagles and Bengals) seriously considered signing him. 30 other teams decided he wasn’t worth it no matter how talented he is.
In 2010 Crabtree could be the first 7th rounder demanding top 5 money.