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Rate our 2009 Draft.

Rate our 2009 Draft.

ESPN Sportsnation draft grade map:

Niners Grade


And the Raiders? Take a look...
B. Would be an 'A' IMO if we drafted a decent OT and skipped on Nate Davis.
They were too busy brushing off Crabtree after he crash landed on the draftroom table yesterday. Just picked up a bunch of backup players today.

B-
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Apr 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM ]
Lets see. Our defense was 13th in the league so we obviously didn't have to many holes. Our O was 23rd so we added a dynamic WR and an awesome compliment back to Gore. We also have an extra first rounder next year. A QB than can develop into a star if he pans out in the fifth. If you look at all of our picks they were excellent values.
Crabtree of course. Coffee was taken were he was rated Mckillop was graded as a 3rd rounder. Davis was also graded as a 3rd or 4th. Pascoe went were he should. Taylor and Francious were 4th round grades.

A is the grade by far. I dont see how you could give it any other grade.
[ Edited by 49wyztoscore on Apr 26, 2009 at 5:13 PM ]
Originally posted by kray28:
D

As I said in another thread...absolute garbage draft for a team that needs way more help than homers will admit.

you don't like it , go cheer of another team !
It's a B.
If Crabtree really becomes the WR everyone hopes he'll be, then it will turn into an A.
The rest of the picks in rds 3-7 are really ok at best, nothing stands out. Again, we'll only know in a few years.
Scott McC got lucky that Crabtree fell in our lap.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
Speaking form a Db's coach perspective...Crabtree alone makes this draft a B+, the guy is a freaking nightmare to cover, you can roll coverages his way etc but his quickness out of breaks make him a nightmare, not to mention his dang hands are like big ol catcher gloves. the other pick i really like is RJF, he has all the talent to come in and START, it is up to Singletary to bring it out of him and his DL coach to coach up his technique, but the sky is the limit for this kid, overall i am very pleased with this draft.

Where the hell have you been? I haven't seen you in months!!

Ditto, on both the NV's comments and wondering where he has been. I missed his grading of players as a contrast to Maddogs and some of the other vets opinions.
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I say this draft is a B
Loved the Crabtree pick but after that I don't think we took care of the weaknesses of the team as much as we should have. The better teams like the Pats and Eagles did exactly that.
Originally posted by genz22:
A......

You can get OLB/OT after June 1st cuts or in 2010.

Manny Lawson will rush the passer this year. Haralson is a good pass rusher on the other side.

Marvel Smith and Adam Snyder will be fine for 1 year.

Cant solve all positions in 1 offseason. I think OLB depth is the main issue but who knows what can happen....Julius Peppers perhaps?

All Good points...I'm feeling better 'bout this draft
Originally posted by nvchamp9ers:
Speaking form a Db's coach perspective...Crabtree alone makes this draft a B+, the guy is a freaking nightmare to cover, you can roll coverages his way etc but his quickness out of breaks make him a nightmare, not to mention his dang hands are like big ol catcher gloves. the other pick i really like is RJF, he has all the talent to come in and START, it is up to Singletary to bring it out of him and his DL coach to coach up his technique, but the sky is the limit for this kid, overall i am very pleased with this draft.


nvchamp, I have not seen you post on this board in quite some time, and I'm glad to have your input again. Can you comment on the other picks? Specifically, since you do work with DB's, the LSU kid, seems like starting material, but are we talking about another Roman? Which wouldn't neccisarily be terrible, but if he could be better it would be nice. And what about the rest?
A very solid B. (A good crop of UDFA could sweeten it)

I have to believe that McC knows he is on the hot seat (or at least a very warm seat), so he knew he had to have a "Very" good draft. If he is happy with it, then for NOW, I can give the benefit of the doubt and give the overall draft a B. (Of course, there is potential for it to be at most an A- draft, and potential to be easily a C- draft)

*I still think that with all the cap space we have, we will be signing some quality players that will be cut in the summer.

A _ Legit #1 WR prospect.

B/B+ _ #2 RB prospect and possible replacement if Gore begins to break down in the next few years. Played in the SEC, and had his best games against SEC teams. Has only been a full time ball carrier 1 year, so he should have a very fresh RB body. (As we all know RB shelve life is like 5 good years)

A- _ Probably a late-teen 1st RD draft pick next year - Panthers will have to contend with Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa, and a very tough schedule. (not too mention they have Mr. Make-a-mistake-in-crucial-games Delhomme)

B+ _ A very productive ILB who could be the next TED LB. An instant SP contributor. Upgrade over L. Grant, A. Brooks, and probably could push Ulbrich out. Though Ulbrich seems like a McSing guy.

B _ TE replacement and upgrade over Billy. I thought 6 was a too high at first, but seeing the run on TE in the final 3 rds, it was probably necessary to pick him there. Although he will be a pure blocker, he has better receiving skills than Billy, so he can slip out every now and again to grab a pass.

C+ _ QB Nate Davis. But the potential to get a lot better of a grade. I have no problem with using a COMP 5th for probably the 4th-6th best QB prospect. Sitting for a couple of years, and absorbing a Jimmy Raye Off, may turn him into a serviceable contributor, or even a complete steal at QB. Dude has a HUGE arm as well.

B- _ 7th round picks of the 2 LSU players, SEC players. That is how you use 7th rounders. A DT with possible 1st day talent, that has not had the right person there to whip into shape. (Calling 1-800-SING-PAIN) Although he really does not fit anywhere yet, hopefully he is a practice squad guy who can put on some weight and become a back-up NT. And a 6-4 209 S with ball hawk skills who has some high "potential".

D+/C- _ Did not address OLB or OT. McSing said multiple times in the past 2 days that they were not going to reach or draft a player at a position "just to draft a player." So, I guess they were content not to draft for need above BPA. At least I hope that was the case.
[ Edited by Sactown49er on Apr 26, 2009 at 5:25 PM ]
Crabtree
#1 in 2010
Coffee (love the name, oh wait, he's going to spell Gore)
McKILLLLLLLLLop (a younger, more talented Derek Smith tackling machine)
Nate Davis (a development QB -- who knows)
Bear Pascoe (the 3rd TE by default)
That french dude

Let's face it, most rookies don't play. The team (who watch the players) expect the players on the roster to step it up. That means Balmer, Reggie Smith, Sopoaga, everyone.

Mike Singletary was a 5'11 230 lb MLB.

You can measure a player's 40, but can you measure their heart or desire?

I bet if you asked Bill Walsh who his favorite player was he might say PAUL HOFER.

The PAIN, mofos, THE PAIN.

Granted we didn't get the road grader RT or the nimble pass rusher. But any player in those positions would not have beat out Marvel Smith (assuming he is healthy) or Parys Haralson.

Sing believes in development.
Originally posted by mug0mug:
ESPN Sportsnation draft grade map:

Niners Grade


And the Raiders? Take a look...

I love it!!! I give this draft a solid B.
I gave it a firm C. I love the Crabtree pick but after that the next best thing was getting another #1 in what many say will be a better draft next year.
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