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Rate our 2009 Draft.

Rate our 2009 Draft.

I would give us a solid C+ or a B- . Not because of who we drafted, but because we didn't really draft what we needed.

I know that we set ourselfs up pretty for next years draft, but we didn't address the O-line at all... And pass rush and NT is still a big question mark? So hopefully the players we selected will contribute. But overall I'm not super impressed with the draft.
The draft was pretty good, i would give it a B. However I did not like the trade, I think our roster has to many holes in it to not use every pick. We still need a pass rusher and RT.
I gave it an "F" for "Fabulous"
Crabtree alone makes this a B. Now add the fact we have an under-rated RB with an incredible motor and ferocity that embodies Singletary's mission...finish. He does with reckless abandon. The great thing is he does have the frame to put on 10 pounds to be around 220...the size we were hoping for to begin with. These two offensive play-makers increase our chances to be able to get those TDs instead of FGs.

I believe at this point we get an A. Now add the fact that we have a first rounder in next years draft considered to be better and deeper, we are set to be able to land two impact play makers again...two in a better class...excellent move. This deserves an A+, IMO.

After this the fifth through the seventh are players for depth or maybe you can find a gem. Well, I love the McKillop, Taylor and Francois picks...one of them could surprise us. Then add Nate Davis as a developmental QB, yup gravy.

The only reason why I won't give the draft an A is because we didn't address our two large needs in pass rusher and OT. Well, they get a B+.

Go 49ers!
Originally posted by ninertico:
Crabtree alone makes this a B. Now add the fact we have an under-rated RB with an incredible motor and ferocity that embodies Singletary's mission...finish. He does with reckless abandon. The great thing is he does have the frame to put on 10 pounds to be around 220...the size we were hoping for to begin with. These two offensive play-makers increase our chances to be able to get those TDs instead of FGs.

I believe at this point we get an A. Now add the fact that we have a first rounder in next years draft considered to be better and deeper, we are set to be able to land two impact play makers again...two in a better class...excellent move. This deserves an A+, IMO.

After this the fifth through the seventh are players for depth or maybe you can find a gem. Well, I love the McKillop, Taylor and Francois picks...one of them could surprise us. Then add Nate Davis as a developmental QB, yup gravy.

The only reason why I won't give the draft an A is because we didn't address our two large needs in pass rusher and OT. Well, they get a B+.

Go 49ers!

Wow, my thoughts exactly honestly. very well put.

I say B+ myself if not an A-.
I give a B+

Alot of people are saying we did not address our needs. So, if the niners had drafted Oher in the 1st (and passed on Crabtree) and E. Brown in the 2nd (and not received the 1st in 2010) would I give them a better grade?

.......NO
1. Crabtree: one of the best picks the Niners have made in years! A Patrick Willis for the offense.

Grade A.

2. Trade for an extra first next year.

Grade TBD, though we could have gotten Sebastian Vollmer for that pick. The Pats took him at number 58.

3. Coffee: Got his yards because of 'Bama's o-line. Not fast, not big, and he's a fumbler. Has "Thomas Clayton's Replacement" written all over him.

Grade C.

5. McKillop: To replace Ulbrich as Spike's backup. ASWG.

Grade C.

5. Davis: A fixture for the practice squad. Best hope is for some other team to lose two or three QB's to injury and sign him off our practice squad. Million to one, that!

Grade D. (I mean, if you can't beat out Damon Huard...)

6. Pascoe: To replace Bajema. Will fill the same need just fine and see the field just as little.

Grade C. (Because he's not going to see the field that much)

7. Taylor: "...inconsistent play allowed younger players to earn playing time late in the season." So maybe he makes the team, but probably not.

Grade C. (...but only because it was a seventh round pick and I'm a dyed in the wool homer)

7. Jean-Francois: Another piece of fodder at DE.

Grade Meh.

So, we drafted replacements (notice I do not use the word, "upgrades") for backup players who have either left or been tossed overboard (Bajema, Foster), and other replacements for the aging or unproductive players we hope to toss overboard (Ulbrich, Roman). And an underachiever (in college!) for the D-line. Oh, and we also got a project QB who can't spell, "QB".

Sweet.

I'm ok with the extra pick and excited about Crabtree.

Got to give it the same split grade others have suggested:

Day One A
Day Two C
I really think we should have drafted for need a little more.

It seams like we got good players but no pass rushing OLB or RT? I really think we will see big holes in those areas especially if there is a injury to iether Haralson or M. Smith.
Can't grade it until they actually play. Who knows until then? Grades are meaningless now.
I would grade this draft as a B+. The first day was amazing getting Crabtree and then acquiring a first round pick next year. Who knows what will happen with Carolina but having 2 first round picks could get the Niners in the Sam Bradford sweepstakes.

I would grade this a solid A if Scott had been more creative in Day 2 and traded down in round 3. I think that Coffee was picked far too early and would have been available late in round 3. If the Niners had moved down, gotten a 4th, and then picked up either Lang, Meredith, or Sidbury I would have been estatic.

In the 5th-7th rounds I thought the picks were solid. I know that many think the Nate Davis pick was horrible but I see it as a potential steal. This kid certainly has ability and now needs to be coached properly. Value pick I think.

Curtis Taylor might be the one pick that I would question. I just think the Niners should have gone OL or OLB in that spot. We have plenty of mid level safties in my opinion.
B Crabtree alone makes the grade higher than a C
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B+ to A-
If you were to tell me before the draft that 49ers would not draft an OLB and a RT, I would have given them a F.

However, they came away with the next best player in the draft in Crabtree, a future 1st rd pick, a legitimate backup RB, a future TED LB, a QB project, and a blocking TE. That's a B+ to me.

I'm glad Scot stuck to his draft board.
so much better than last year!
Originally posted by BayAreaNinersFan:
Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
DEf an A. Morons in this forum think we don't have a pass rush, but we do. Two first next year give us a great chance to move up in the first and get that franchise QB. Very good move there. Tebow, McCoy, OR Bradford. Great move.