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Rate our 2009 Draft.

Rate our 2009 Draft.

  • NinersCluebat
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Originally posted by Bluefalcon61:
D+/C-

I am flabbergasted. Did anybody predict that we could go through this entire draft without drafting a single O-lineman or pass rusher? (with a 7th round pick to go)

We're all backtracking now that this is/ was a weak draft overall, but at no point was the timing there or BPA there who happened to be an O-lineman or pass rusher?

I thought that the consensus was we needed help at the anchors and edges?

What the hell?

Because we have Singletary who will motivate the lines on both sides of the ball to play better. Forget that succesfull teams (Steelers, Baltimore, NE, etc.) all draft from the lines out, we have Singletary and MOTIVATION brother. We are fine, just read through the forums. (Oh, I did like the Crabtree pick and even the trade (sort of) but the rest, well not so thrilled.)
I graded a B, but it could improve to A depending on what happens with the niners #1 pick next year-this draft has lots of mega potential or mega busts. On paper for now though a B
Originally posted by YuNGaCE:
1 (10) Michael Crabtree / WR Texas Tech

3 (74) Glen Coffee / RB Alabama

5 (146) Scott McKillop / ILB Pittsburgh

5 (171) Nate Davis / QB Ball State

6 (184) Bear Pascoe / TE Fresno State

7 (219) Curtis Taylor / S LSU

7 (244) Ricky Jean-Francois / NT LSU

first : Michael Crabtree, WR Texas Tech

2nd : 1st round in 2010

3rd : Glen Coffee , RB Alabama

4th : 1st round in 2010

5th : Scott McKillop ILB Pittsburgh

5th : Nate Davis QB Ball State

6th : Bear Pascoe , TE Fresno State

7th : Curtis Taylor S LSU

7th : Ricky Jean-Francois NT LSU


just on the basis of Value not the value chart but the value we get next year we will have 2 in the first round ! we should be in B+ / A- area !
I'd give us a B. Pretty solid, and the UDFA's we signed really round it out nicely. Sheets and Boone are very intriguing, and if Boone gets his s**t together and plays to his potential, then this draft is an A--because RT was a big need that wasn't really addressed.

Of course, its still April and our thoughts about this draft and the makeup of the team are all going to change 100 times before the games start in September.

but, today, i feel good about where we're headed.
  • 9erman
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We are, indeed, BUILDING this team through the draft.

We didn't fill positions of NEED in the draft. It seems more to me like if there is a need we fill it with proven players in free agency and building it through the draft.

...which is coo wit me
Solid draft all the way through. If either of the 7th rounders or UDFAs make a contribution this year, I give this draft an A.

With his athleticism, Curtis Taylor should contribute immediately on ST.

Gill Brandt had Ricky Jean-Francois as Tier 8 (71-80) pick. At 295 lbs, I believe he runs a 40 in under 5.0.

Kory Sheets ran a 4.46 40. With our blocking ends and TEs, our running attack off the edges should be improved.

If Singletary can inspire Alex Boone, we could have at minimum a back up RT and G.
  • TOP_CAT
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Of course it was a GREAT draft...
For any of you Naysayers out there who are still complaining about McGloughan or Jed ,etc....read this story and smile for a change !
We are in good hands with Scott and Jed and sing !

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-trippintuesday042809&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
B, no OLB & IMO Coffee black was a reach. I hope I'm wrong
Originally posted by TOP_CAT:
Of course it was a GREAT draft...
For any of you Naysayers out there who are still complaining about McGloughan or Jed ,etc....read this story and smile for a change !
We are in good hands with Scott and Jed and sing !

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-trippintuesday042809&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Good article. I liked what Scott did with the trade and his picks.
we will have to see what the 9ers do with the panthers 1st pick next year... deep inside i wanted sanchez.. but im excited to see what happens next season.. i wish we made a move for Rey Maualuga in the second.. cant have it all... ill give a B+
One of the reasons why we failed under Nolan is because he sometiems drafted based on need. That's why so many of our draft picks from the last 3+ years are looking like busts or servicable at best.

Do we have needs? Yeah of course. Every team has needs but if you're faced with the choice between.

a) Best WR in the draft and Best player available (also happens to fit a lesser need)

and

b) 4th best tackle in the draft and a definitely NOT the BPA but fits a need

You go with A.

The trading of the second round pick gave us leverage and opportunities in next year's draft and prevented us from wasting the pick on a player that we were uncertain about this year (as well as a player that probably wouldn't have single-handedly made that big of an impact).

Bottom line is this. Regardless of what we did, the outcome of the season would not change that dramatically. There were no 1 or 2 players out there that we could have gotten that would put us over the top. They added talent, depth, and opportunity for next year. All good things that put us in a better position to succeed.


should've added the 2nd round trade earlier..
  • Kolohe
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If we would've addressed our O-line instead of drafting McKillop I would've gave our draft an A. I like McKillop, but I think our O-line was more of a concern.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
If we would've addressed our O-line instead of drafting McKillop I would've gave our draft an A. I like McKillop, but I think our O-line was more of a concern.

In terms of addressing our O-line, if we went with a tackle we'd be looking at the 5th or 6th best one in the draft which would've given us, for all intents and purposes, another Chilo Rachel. I don't think there was a way to improve the position without trading back up into the first round and getting Oher and something tells me that would've been difficult.

I agree the O-line is a concern but consider also the change in offensive scheme Sing is going with which should put less pressure on the current O-line and the potential next year to get someone much better who could truly solidify the group, rather than a stop-gap that would add depth but likely not much more.
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Originally posted by scopur49er:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
If we would've addressed our O-line instead of drafting McKillop I would've gave our draft an A. I like McKillop, but I think our O-line was more of a concern.

In terms of addressing our O-line, if we went with a tackle we'd be looking at the 5th or 6th best one in the draft which would've given us, for all intents and purposes, another Chilo Rachel. I don't think there was a way to improve the position without trading back up into the first round and getting Oher and something tells me that would've been difficult.

I agree the O-line is a concern but consider also the change in offensive scheme Sing is going with which should put less pressure on the current O-line and the potential next year to get someone much better who could truly solidify the group, rather than a stop-gap that would add depth but likely not much more.

True, but there were a lot of OT's worth taking a chance on and developing:

Xavier Fulton
Garrett Reynolds
Fenuki Tupou
Jamon Meredith
Duke Robinson
Herman Johnson

I feel in order to keep continuity with an O-line you should always have someone waiting in the wings ready to step up.