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Good year to have 2 1st Round Picks!

Originally posted by TonyStarks:
That's good because there will be no football in 2011.

Right and with the Mayan prediction for 2012 then 2010 is probably the last year for NFL football, right?
Originally posted by Rathman_44:
Originally posted by foreign49er:
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Only matters if we pick smart. No more projects like a qb, into a rb.. etc..

He's a team captain who was a 4th round pick.....

He's an overacheiving role player on special teams - Let's not get carried away.

I would hope we are shooting for more than just kickoff coverage in the fourth round.

Didn't think I did. Last time I checked he's a team captain and a 4th round pick.
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Only matters if we pick smart. No more projects like a qb, into a rb.. etc..

Agree, we need to make the right choices projects is not the way to go.
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Only matters if we pick smart. No more projects like a qb, into a rb.. etc..

I totally agree!
Originally posted by Rathman_44:
Originally posted by foreign49er:
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Only matters if we pick smart. No more projects like a qb, into a rb.. etc..

He's a team captain who was a 4th round pick.....

He's an overacheiving role player on special teams - Let's not get carried away.

I would hope we are shooting for more than just kickoff coverage in the fourth round.

and any coach worth anything will tell you that special teams, is one third of the game and also has the biggest play in football yardage wise. It is very, very important.
Originally posted by Niners99:
it wont mean anything unless we pick correctly with those 2 picks.

there might be more star players entering this draft than usual, but there will always be duds. we will be taking a T in the 1st round for only the 4th time in the modern era. in 87 we took Harris Barton, in 2003 we took Kwame Harris, and in 2007 we took Joe Staley.

im a bit worried, since we havent exactly been very good at spotting quality first day OL.

i wish we couldve traded out other 1st in 2007 and our 2008 1st to move down and take Joe Thomas in 2007. itd basically have upgraded Staley to Thomas, maybe the best T in football, and given up the Balmer pick, which was useless.


You mean trade up, right?

The Cleveland Browns drafted Thomas in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft (3rd overall) .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Thomas_(American_football)
Originally posted by foreign49er:
Originally posted by Rathman_44:
Originally posted by foreign49er:
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Only matters if we pick smart. No more projects like a qb, into a rb.. etc..

He's a team captain who was a 4th round pick.....

He's an overacheiving role player on special teams - Let's not get carried away.

I would hope we are shooting for more than just kickoff coverage in the fourth round.

Didn't think I did. Last time I checked he's a team captain and a 4th round pick.
In my post the important part was choosing smart, and not drafting a project player. My reference to mrob was just an example. We don't need projects, we need winners with a defined role, so we can finally move forward.
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Originally posted by footballxpaul:
Originally posted by Rathman_44:
Originally posted by foreign49er:
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Only matters if we pick smart. No more projects like a qb, into a rb.. etc..

He's a team captain who was a 4th round pick.....

He's an overacheiving role player on special teams - Let's not get carried away.

I would hope we are shooting for more than just kickoff coverage in the fourth round.

and any coach worth anything will tell you that special teams, is one third of the game and also has the biggest play in football yardage wise. It is very, very important.


I hope Scotty and co. do their homework and get quality players, especially since this will be the best quality of 1st rounders in a while.
Man, this is going to be an exciting year.

I saw a mock draft on NFL.com that seemed the most accurate so far. It had an early run on tackles, which is VERY possible. So, look who falls to us.. Eric Berry S. 2nd coming of Ed Reed. I'll take it :D Then, it has us taking Mike Iupati G/T (best gaurd in draft) who is being compared to Steve Hutichison (the best gaurd in the league). But Mike may also be able to play RT. And you know how much the 9ers love o-line players to play multiple positions. I could REALLY see this mock draft playing out. And if it did, we'd make out like bandits, in my opinion. The only question mark here is, Scott M. doesn't value gaurds all that much. So, he would probably never draft one in the 1st Rnd. Although, if they think this guy can play RT as well, it could be justified in their minds.


NFL.com Mock Draft 2.0
Also, no more QBs to play wide receiver/rb. No more DE to move to RT, etc. Get the good goods and lets rock n roll. Pick a "project guy" from the undrafted free agent pool.
Originally posted by smashmouth51:
Also, no more QBs to play wide receiver/rb. No more DE to move to RT, etc. Get the good goods and lets rock n roll. Pick a "project guy" from the undrafted free agent pool.

Exactly! Cut Norris and convert Boone to fullback.
This is also why I won't have any problem with making a trade to get a third first round pick. It would be worth trading away next years 1 in order to get a third impact player because of the talent this year.

Originally posted by BurritoSmuggler:
[url=http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access
/09000d5d8166cb99/Draft-buzz]http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d8166cb99/Draft-buzz[/url]

Charley Casserly says it's going to be the best draft since 1983. Wow. Bet the Panthers feel stupid. haha
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Originally posted by foreign49er:
Originally posted by Rathman_44:
Originally posted by foreign49er:
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Only matters if we pick smart. No more projects like a qb, into a rb.. etc..

He's a team captain who was a 4th round pick.....

He's an overacheiving role player on special teams - Let's not get carried away.

I would hope we are shooting for more than just kickoff coverage in the fourth round.

Didn't think I did. Last time I checked he's a team captain and a 4th round pick.
In my post the important part was choosing smart, and not drafting a project player. My reference to mrob was just an example. We don't need projects, we need winners with a defined role, so we can finally move forward.

Exactly - the what-ifs have to stop. Established teams can afford projects - we can't. MRob wasn't drafted to be a special teams player - he was drafted to contribute on offense which has not happened. The fact that he became a special teams captain speaks to Robinson's character not to his talent. Special teams is 1/3 of the game - but any given roster in the NFL has a special teams roster full of "try-hard" guys. Jeff Ulbirchs if you will. Drafting "try-hard" projects in the 4th round has not served us well over the past years.
Well the class of 1983 has a lot to live up to..... 6 Hall of Famers, 16 Pro Bowlers in the 1st and 2nd.

We got Roger Craig with the 49 pick in the second round talk about fate. We also got Mike Walter who was drafted by the cowboys at 50 and released. (Walsh had a great eye for talent.)

I bet a lot of the Zoners dont know a lot of these players obviously the big ones like Elway, Dickerson, Marino, Darrell Green, but I saw all of these guys play in their prime.

I hope we trade down in the draft......second round is going to be really good.


1 Baltimore Colts (rights traded to Denver) John Elway Quarterback Stanford
2 Los Angeles Rams (from Houston through Seattle) Eric Dickerson Running Back Southern Methodist
3 Seattle Seahawks (from Los Angeles Rams) Curt Warner Running Back Penn State
4 Denver Broncos(rights traded to Baltimore) Chris Hinton Guard Northwestern
5 San Diego Chargers (from San Francisco) Billy Ray Smith Linebacker Arkansas
6 Chicago Bears Jim Covert Offensive Line Pittsburgh
7 Kansas City Chiefs Todd Blackledge Quarterback Penn State
8 Philadelphia Eagles Michael Haddix Running Back Mississippi State
9 Houston Oilers (from Seattle) Bruce Matthews Offensive Line USC
10 New York Giants Terry Kinard Defensive Back Clemson
11 Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans) Tim Lewis Cornerback Pittsburgh
12 Buffalo Bills Tony Hunter Tight End Notre Dame
13 Detroit Lions James Jones Fullback Florida
14 Buffalo Bills (from Cleveland) Jim Kelly Quarterback Miami (FL)
15 New England Patriots Tony Eason Quarterback Illinois
16 Atlanta Falcons Mike Pitts Defensive End Alabama
17 St. Louis Cardinals Leonard Smith Cornerback McNeese State
18 Chicago Bears (from Tampa Bay) Willie Gault Wide Receiver Tennessee
19 Minnesota Vikings Joey Browner Defensive Back USC
20 San Diego Chargers (from Green Bay) Gary Anderson Running Back Arkansas
21 Pittsburgh Steelers Gabriel Rivera Defensive Tackle Texas Tech
22 San Diego Chargers (from San Diego through San Francisco) Gill Byrd Cornerback San Jose State
23 Dallas Cowboys Jim Jeffcoat Defensive End Arizona State
24 New York Jets Ken O'Brien Quarterback UC Davis
25 Cincinnati Bengals Dave Rimington Center Nebraska
26 Los Angeles Raiders Don Mosebar Offensive Line USC
27 Miami Dolphins Dan Marino Quarterback Pittsburgh
28 Washington Redskins Darrell Green Cornerback Texas A&I University


Round two
Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
29 Baltimore Colts Vernon Maxwell Linebacker Arizona State
30 Houston Oilers Harvey Salem Tackle California
31 Denver Broncos Mark Cooper Tackle Miami (FL)
32 Los Angeles Rams Henry Ellard Wide Receiver Fresno State
33 Chicago Bears Mike Richardson Defensive Back Arizona State
34 Kansas City Chiefs Dave Lutz Guard Georgia Tech
35 Philadelphia Eagles Wes Hopkins Safety Southern Methodist
36 Los Angeles Rams Mike Wilcher Linebacker North Carolina
37 New York Giants Leonard Marshall Defensive Tackle Louisiana State
38 New Orleans Saints Steve Korte Center Arkansas
39 Buffalo Bills Darryl Talley Linebacker West Virginia
40 Detroit Lions Rich Strenger Tackle Michigan
41 Cleveland Browns Ron Brown Cornerback Arizona State
42 Houston Oilers Keith Bostic Defensive Back Michigan
43 Atlanta Falcons James Britt Defensive Back Louisiana State
44 St. Louis Cardinals Cedric Mack Cornerback Baylor
45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Randy Grimes Center Baylor
46 Philadelphia Eagles Jody Schulz Linebacker East Carolina
47 New England Patriots Darryal Wilson Wide Receiver Tennessee
48 Green Bay Packers Dave Drechsler Guard North Carolina
49 San Francisco 49ers Roger Craig Running Back Nebraska
50 Dallas Cowboys Mike Walter Linebacker Oregon
51 New York Jets Johnny Hector Running Back Texas A&M
52 Pittsburgh Steelers Wayne Capers Wide Receiver Kansas
53 Cincinnati Bengals Ray Horton Safety Washington
54 Los Angeles Raiders Bill Pickel Defensive Tackle Rutgers
55 Miami Dolphins Mike Charles Defensive Tackle Syracuse
56 Washington Redskins Richard Williams Running Back Memphis