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A TENTATIVE DRAFT

  • Nuns
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Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
i do not want to waste a 1st rd pick on a ilb. i dont care how good mcclain is we got way bigger needs than ilb.

If the Niner's had a younger Ray Lewis, would you be upset if they drafted Patrick Willis?

There is no such thing as "wasting" a pick on a superstar. I realize there are no guarantees that a player will translate to the professional game, but he is about as close as it gets. This is why you need to draft BPA in the first and not reach for a need. Since we have two firsts, I'd like to see BPA (whomever that may be) then Best Otackle in the first round (as long as BPA wasn't coincidentally a tackle).
Originally posted by Nuns:
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
i do not want to waste a 1st rd pick on a ilb. i dont care how good mcclain is we got way bigger needs than ilb.

If the Niner's had a younger Ray Lewis, would you be upset if they drafted Patrick Willis?

There is no such thing as "wasting" a pick on a superstar. I realize there are no guarantees that a player will translate to the professional game, but he is about as close as it gets. This is why you need to draft BPA in the first and not reach for a need. Since we have two firsts, I'd like to see BPA (whomever that may be) then Best Otackle in the first round (as long as BPA wasn't coincidentally a tackle).

Yeah thats dumb thinking. I have no idea how good McClain is, but if he is anywhere near what Patrick Willis is I wouldn't mind it.
Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by English:
Notwithstanding your comments, you seem to have addressed every issue except the one which plagued this season. Much as I like Iupati, that is just a start. And whole draft without a single OT. Look for webzone meltdown if the team miss all of the various promising tackles . Can't see it panning out this way

I am sure that you are right about the reaction, let the meltdown begin.

But reaction aside, we do have some possible starting right tackles on the squad and those possibilites are not pure fantsy.

Barry Sims played very well at left tackle last year, surprising well in fact. He could move to the right side.

I do not think that we can discount Tony Pashos potential. He has been a starter for both Jacksonville and Baltimore. Last year, he was hurt last year. He might be back and able to play right tackle.

Alex Boone was resigned recently. He made it through his rookie year without any meltdowns off the field. He had promise in college. He might be able to play right tackle. OK. I will admit that Boone is a bit of a fantsy.

We saw Simms at RT last year and he blew goats. I agree that he played very well at LT this last season, and I personally think the team should entertain the idea of moving Staley, who wasn't playing the greatest before his injury...
Originally posted by mayo63:
Originally posted by miked1978:
I have a feeling McClain will be gone when we pick. I think Denver gets him.

Yeah, Nolan will want his own Patrick Willis.

But this isn't Nolan's team, it's Josh McDaniels. Dez Bryant anyone?

[ Edited by FunkNinerFlex on Jan 15, 2010 at 17:25:28 ]
Originally posted by confusedrhino:
Originally posted by Nuns:
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
i do not want to waste a 1st rd pick on a ilb. i dont care how good mcclain is we got way bigger needs than ilb.

If the Niner's had a younger Ray Lewis, would you be upset if they drafted Patrick Willis?

There is no such thing as "wasting" a pick on a superstar. I realize there are no guarantees that a player will translate to the professional game, but he is about as close as it gets. This is why you need to draft BPA in the first and not reach for a need. Since we have two firsts, I'd like to see BPA (whomever that may be) then Best Otackle in the first round (as long as BPA wasn't coincidentally a tackle).

Yeah thats dumb thinking. I have no idea how good McClain is, but if he is anywhere near what Patrick Willis is I wouldn't mind it.

true, if he is anywhere near as good as Willis I would draft him just to stop any other team getting him
We should take Haden if he falls to us.
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Originally posted by simplyfloyd:
Originally posted by buck:
Free Agency

Given the uncertainty that the lack of collective bargaining agreement brings to free agency, I am not sure we can count on signing any major free agents from other teams. We should sign:

Ahmad Brooks Aubrayo Franklin Mat Wilhelm
David Baas Dre’ Bly

I approach this draft with caution. There is a long way to go before the draft. And I will acknowledge that my reading of the team and our draft needs was not that good last year.

Last year, when the team did not draft a pass rushing outside linebacker, I was, along with most people on the board, more than a little dumbfounded and perhaps it would be more correct to say more than a little angry.

In 2008, we ranked 16th in the league with 30 sacks; this year 3rd with 44. Even though the team did not draft that pass rushing OLB that we assumed was obligatory, our pass rush improved quite substantially. The players on the team stepped up. Manny Lawson, whom many considered, or were ready to consider, a bust, had his best year. Ahmad Brooks, under the patient mentorship of Singletary, began to emerge as a disruptive force at OLB.

A year ago in this forum Aubrayo Franklin was generally considered a waste of roster space. Most felt that we needed to draft a “true” nose tackle. Apparently, the team did not agree. No nose tackle was drafted. Today, we have a nose tackle. Franklin, even though he might not be a “true” nose tackle is considered among the best nose tackles in the game. Now, we want Franklin signed to a long deal contract or franchised.

In looking at this draft, I no longer assume that there is a lack of talent on the team. Even though I might see them, solutions for the current weaknesses of today might already be on the team. Cautiously aware that the talent level on the team may be higher than I assume, in this draft I look less for immediate solutions and more for the best player available.

Singletary’s work with Vernon Davis and Ahmad Brooks has convinced me that the team as a whole has developed enough to draft a player with character issues.


DRAFT

1A 13TH Rolando McClain * ILB 6' 4" 255 Alabama

Best Player available. Intelligent, hard working, and a physical talent. Could play inside or out in a 3-4.
Does not fill an immediate need, but he willwhen Takeo Spikes hangs up his cleats.

1B 17TH Mike Iupati OG 6’ 5” 330 Idaho

The best prospect at guard since Larry Allen. He fills a need—at guard or maybe right tackle.

2 49th Mardy Gilyard WR 6-0 190 Cincinnati

We should send the Florida defense a thank you note. They shut him down, and now he falls to us. A good receiver. One of the best return men in the draft, and we do need a return man.

3 80th Parrish Cox CB 6' 0" 198 Oklahoma State

Like Gilyard he is one the best return men in the draft and he is good in coverage. He should have been picked already, but his inability to understand the word curfew drops him a full-round in the draft.

4 ?? Torrell Troup DT 6' 3" 314 UCF

Very strong and dedicated to getting better. Insurance for Franklin.

5 ?? Myron Rolle SS 6' 2" 223 Florida State

Rhodes scholar. Incredible character. If he had dedicated himself to football in college, he would be a high pick in this draft.

6 ??h Deji Karim RB 5’ 9” 195 Southern Illinois

We need some speed in our backfield and not only does this guy kid have speed, he knows what to do with it.

7 ??h Danny Batten OLB 6' 3" 250 South Dakota St

If Batten is still on the board, we should take him. I have him as a 4th to 5th round talent, but I far as I have been able to determine, he has not been invited to any of the post season all-star games or the combine. This indicates that he will fall.

Wow, what an unbelievably good post. My friend, you are a good writer. You took out your bias, your opinions and drew from a different perspective and allowed us to see it from that perspective as well. Great job man!

Thanks for the kind words.