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Best/Worst Niner Drafts of the Decade

My suggestions:

Best Draft = 2000

2000 Draft: (7 starters)
1a LB Peterson - Pro Bowler
1b CB Plummer - starter
2a DE Engleberger - starter
2b CB Webster - starter
3a QB Carmozzi - bust
3b LB Ulbrich - starter, 10-year Niner career
4 SS Keith - non-descript reserve
5a RB Smith - ST'er only
5b DL Milem - bust
7a QB Rattay - starter
7b LS Jennings - starter, 10-year Niner career

Runner-up Best Draft = 2007:
1a ILB Willis - Pro Bowler
1b LT Staley - starter
3a WR Hill - delivers when called upon
3b DL McDonald - solid pash rush contributor
4a OLB Moore - bust
4b S Goldson - starter
4c DL Cohen - bust
5 CB Brown - solid contributor in base an nickle
6 RB Clayton - good tackling dummy

And the Worst Draft = 2002

1 CB Rumph - neither CB nor Safety
3 LB Rasheed - bust
4a PK Chandler - bust
4b S Curtis - bust
5a QB Doman - bust
5b DL Shaw - bust in SF, did catch-on elsewhere
6 TE Anelli - bust
7a OL Heitmann - starter
7b OL Kosier - starter in SF, bigger career as Cowboy
7c CB Gaines - bust
[ Edited by jimbagg on Jan 25, 2010 at 3:18 PM ]
I think the 2007 draft will easily surpass the 2000 draft in another year or 2.

Hard to argue with the worst draft... That class was an epic disaster and set us back years.. Thanks a lot T-Don

Originally posted by jimbagg:
My suggestions:

Best Draft = 2000

2000 Draft: (7 starters)
1a LB Peterson - Pro Bowler
1b CB Plummer - starter
2a DE Engleberger - starter
2b CB Webster - starter
3a QB Carmozzi - bust
3b LB Ulbrich - starter, 10-year Niner career
4 SS Keith - non-descript reserve
5a RB Smith - ST'er only
5b DL Milem - bust
7a QB Rattay - starter
7b LS Jennings - starter, 10-year Niner career

Runner-up Best Draft = 2007:
1a ILB Willis - Pro Bowler
1b LT Staley - starter
3a WR Hill - delivers when called upon
3b DL McDonald - solid pash rush contributor
4a OLB Moore - bust
4b S Goldson - starter
4c DL Cohen - bust
5 CB Brown - solid contributor in base an nickle
6 RB Clayton - good tackling dummy

And the Worst Draft = 2002

1 CB Rumph - neither CB nor Safety
3 LB Rasheed - bust
4a PK Chandler - bust
4b S Curtis - bust
5a QB Doman - bust
5b DL Shaw - bust in SF, did catch-on elsewhere
6 TE Anelli - bust
7a OL Heitmann - starter
7b OL Kosier - starter in SF, bigger career as Cowboy
7c CB Gaines - bust

Good job keep up the good work!
Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
I think the 2007 draft will easily surpass the 2000 draft in another year or 2.

Hard to argue with the worst draft... That class was an epic disaster and set us back years.. Thanks a lot T-Don


Not to mention that draft was follwed up with this one :

Results
YEAR ROUND PK(OVR) TEAM NAME POSITION SCHOOL
2003 1 26(26) 49ers Kwame Harris OT Stanford
2003 2 25(57) 49ers Anthony Adams DT Penn State
2003 3 25(89) 49ers Andrew Williams DE Miami (FL)
2003 4 27(124) 49ers Brandon Lloyd WR Illinois
2003 5 26(161) 49ers Aaron Walker TE Florida
2003 6 24(197) 49ers Arnaz Battle WR Notre Dame
2003 7 27(241) 49ers Ken Dorsey QB Miami (FL)


and although not better than 2000 or 2007, 2004 was a decent draft.....except for Rashaun "the fisherman" Woods of course

2004 1 31(31) 49ers Rashaun Woods WR Oklahoma State BUSTA!!!
Pick Note from Carolina
2004 2 14(46) 49ers Justin Smiley OG Alabama Starter
2004 2 26(58) 49ers Shawntae Spencer DB Pittsburgh
Pick Note from Philadelphia Starter
2004 3 14(77) 49ers Derrick Hamilton WR Clemson Busta!!
2004 4 8(104) 49ers Isaac Sopoaga DT Hawaii Starter
Pick Note from Washington through New England and Chicago
2004 4 31(127) 49ers Richard Seigler LB Oregon State Bust
Pick Note from Carolina
2004 6 23(188) 49ers Andy Lee PT Pittsburgh Pro bowler
Pick Note from Dallas through Green Bay
Distinctions All Pro First Team: 2007
2004 6 33(198) 49ers Keith Lewis DB Oregon Solid ST for years
2004 7 16(217) 49ers Cody Pickett QB Washington webzone favorite
2004 7 25(226) 49ers Christian Ferrara DT Syracuse Bust
Pick Note from Green Bay
Does anyone have an opinion on what exactly happened to Mike Rumph? As a University of Miami alumni that attended during the 2000 glory years I always saw him shut down receivers. In fact I don't think he allowed a touchdown reception in his career there. Similar to Bryant "Mount" McKinnie never giving up a sack his tenure with the Canes.

I remember when we drafted Rumph and thinking he could shore up our secondary for years to come and then thinking that season that someone abducted the real Rumph and substituted him with suck ass Rumph.
Originally posted by ninerdavenj:
Does anyone have an opinion on what exactly happened to Mike Rumph? As a University of Miami alumni that attended during the 2000 glory years I always saw him shut down receivers. In fact I don't think he allowed a touchdown reception in his career there. Similar to Bryant "Mount" McKinnie never giving up a sack his tenure with the Canes.

I remember when we drafted Rumph and thinking he could shore up our secondary for years to come and then thinking that season that someone abducted the real Rumph and substituted him with suck ass Rumph.
i think confidence played a big role in him sucking. he was a shell shocked rookie, at Miami he was the BMOC, it wasnt so in the NFL. he really did have some skills, but i remember him getting picked on over and over, and i really think at a certain point his confidence was just so broken that he couldnt recover and just kept playing worse. i was never in love with the pick cuz i really wanted lito sheppard(i think thats who was drafted right b4), but it was a "need" pick and he was next on their board i guess.
Originally posted by E-49er:
Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
I think the 2007 draft will easily surpass the 2000 draft in another year or 2.

Hard to argue with the worst draft... That class was an epic disaster and set us back years.. Thanks a lot T-Don


Not to mention that draft was follwed up with this one :

Results
YEAR ROUND PK(OVR) TEAM NAME POSITION SCHOOL
2003 1 26(26) 49ers Kwame Harris OT Stanford
2003 2 25(57) 49ers Anthony Adams DT Penn State
2003 3 25(89) 49ers Andrew Williams DE Miami (FL)
2003 4 27(124) 49ers Brandon Lloyd WR Illinois
2003 5 26(161) 49ers Aaron Walker TE Florida
2003 6 24(197) 49ers Arnaz Battle WR Notre Dame
2003 7 27(241) 49ers Ken Dorsey QB Miami (FL)


and although not better than 2000 or 2007, 2004 was a decent draft.....except for Rashaun "the fisherman" Woods of course

2004 1 31(31) 49ers Rashaun Woods WR Oklahoma State BUSTA!!!
Pick Note from Carolina
2004 2 14(46) 49ers Justin Smiley OG Alabama Starter
2004 2 26(58) 49ers Shawntae Spencer DB Pittsburgh
Pick Note from Philadelphia Starter
2004 3 14(77) 49ers Derrick Hamilton WR Clemson Busta!!
2004 4 8(104) 49ers Isaac Sopoaga DT Hawaii Starter
Pick Note from Washington through New England and Chicago
2004 4 31(127) 49ers Richard Seigler LB Oregon State Bust
Pick Note from Carolina
2004 6 23(188) 49ers Andy Lee PT Pittsburgh Pro bowler
Pick Note from Dallas through Green Bay
Distinctions All Pro First Team: 2007
2004 6 33(198) 49ers Keith Lewis DB Oregon Solid ST for years
2004 7 16(217) 49ers Cody Pickett QB Washington webzone favorite
2004 7 25(226) 49ers Christian Ferrara DT Syracuse Bust
Pick Note from Green Bay

Yeah, I forgot about that 2003 class, that one sucked badly also.. That explains an awful lot about why we have not made the playoffs in so long. You can't have back to back drafts like that and expect to go places.
Mike Rumph was the worst Db in the history of the NFL
Originally posted by lamontb:
Mike Rumph was the worst Db in the history of the NFL

I think he entered the Witness Protection Program
Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Mike Rumph was the worst Db in the history of the NFL

I think he entered the Witness Protection Program

Him and Dexter Carter frustrated me so much. Rumph had the size and speed that should've made him at least a decent DB. i'll never forget the 02 season in that playoffs against the giants. In the 1st have every drive the niners would stuff them on 1st and 2nd down then on 3rd down they would throw a 10 yard slant or out on Rumph and get the 1st down. To the point where Madden circled him and stated that this is where the Giants are going on every 3rd down and they keep picking up 1st downs. Luckily the giants put Sehorn on TO in that second half and the comeback ws epic. Ever since Rumph i focus on how a Db's move their hips b/c Rumph could never move his hips he would have to literally turn his body around which leaves you dead in the water at DB.
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Originally posted by Sinsation:
Originally posted by ninerdavenj:
Does anyone have an opinion on what exactly happened to Mike Rumph? As a University of Miami alumni that attended during the 2000 glory years I always saw him shut down receivers. In fact I don't think he allowed a touchdown reception in his career there. Similar to Bryant "Mount" McKinnie never giving up a sack his tenure with the Canes.

I remember when we drafted Rumph and thinking he could shore up our secondary for years to come and then thinking that season that someone abducted the real Rumph and substituted him with suck ass Rumph.
i think confidence played a big role in him sucking. he was a shell shocked rookie, at Miami he was the BMOC, it wasnt so in the NFL. he really did have some skills, but i remember him getting picked on over and over, and i really think at a certain point his confidence was just so broken that he couldnt recover and just kept playing worse. i was never in love with the pick cuz i really wanted lito sheppard(i think thats who was drafted right b4), but it was a "need" pick and he was next on their board i guess.

He also hurt his foot and I don't think he ever fully recovered from that. When he came back he was moved to safety and that surely didn't help him any.
Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
I think the 2007 draft will easily surpass the 2000 draft in another year or 2.

Hard to argue with the worst draft... That class was an epic disaster and set us back years.. Thanks a lot T-Don


Wow, didn't realize the worst draft was that bad.
dont forget about giovanni carmazzi
Quote:
7a QB Rattay - starter

I don't think being the QB of a 2-14 really qualifies as being a starter.
Originally posted by lamontb:
Mike Rumph was the worst Db in the history of the NFL

i hated the guy, he couldnt cover a dead guy