Originally posted by rtj03:Originally posted by MadDog49er:
The quality and value of the picks are outstanding. Here are some of my thoughts.
I am going to go off the main road, and some of you will think I have completely lost it, but to me, I'm throwing down my first pick in the first round on Mike Iupati. To me, he's Pro-Bowl material, and whether we draft him to play LG or RT, I don't care.
So, for me, as much as it seems crazy to go in the reverse order, I'd select Iupati first. To me, he is the best OL in this draft. I do like Williams a lot, there is no doubt, at RT. I just wouldn't take the risk that someone else might "reach" for Iupati.
I have no issue with the Niners spending both first rounders on OL. No problem at all. Your second rounder also makes a ton of sense. I like Jones as well, and think he's got a tremendous future in the NFL. I have every respect for Michael Lewis. He's one of the more underappreciated players on our squad. However, when concussions begin to mount, the writing is on the wall.
As for your third rounder, there is great value in Schofield, but I'd be shocked to see the team go that direction. I think they are pleased with their three OLB's, and with Briggs as a developmental player. Plus, the team needs to fill two positions with this pick, CB and a PR. Since there should be some available guys that fit that bill, I expect the Niners to head that direction.
As for their fourth rounder, Carter is a terrific college player. I'm not sure the Niners would make that pick, unless they simply do not have confidence in Rachal. I still think they are unsettled at the Ted position, and although they like McKillop as a special teamer (he was outstanding), they didn't seem to be as high on him as a contributor on defense. Maybe the Niners draft another ILB.
From the fifth on, it is purely value selections, and the guys you highlighted are solid selections. Maybe they go for a smaller school WR to be their 5th WR and return kickoffs, another NT or DE, and a FB.
I'd be pleased if the team selected one of the top FB's in this draft as a long-term solution to Norris.
If the team made your selections, I'd take the picks and run, with a smile on my face. At the same time, I think I would go a slightly different direction with some of those mid-rounders.
I agree with this 100%. Iupati FIRST. I am starting to believe that somebody will reach for him and I hope we are the ones.
I dont like Williams at all. He's not nasty and has no motor. I would rather have one of the other tackles! I feel he is very over rated.
Iupati wouldn't be a reach.
Williams doesnt' excite me as much as the other guys but he's lower on my list because I don't think he'd make a good LT in the pros. However I think he would be a very good RT so I don't mind taking him.
I agree if I was the niners GM I would take Iupati first but if we're making mock drafts whichever order we take them in I don't care...as long as we get them both.
In the ideal world I would like to see Anthony Davis slide to 13 and we grab him there and then Iupati at 17.
That actually just gave me a boner thinking about the improvement in the run blocking.