Originally posted by PlayAction:
Gems: Jesse Sapolu, Tommy Hart, Dwight Clark and Jerry Mertens earned Pro Bowl berths as position players despite being selected between the 239th and 289th overall choices in their draft classes. Charles Haley, Terrell Owens and Joe Montana were chosen between the 82nd and 96th choices.
Busts: Quarterback Alex Smith (2005) and receiver Harry Babcock (1953) are the only players drafted first overall by the 49ers. Smith still has a chance to change his legacy, but so far it's not looking good. The 49ers whiffed on Steve Spurrier with the third overall choice in 1967. Jim Druckenmiller stands out as a memorable first-round disappointment in more recent years.
Niners 2010 Draft = gold or fools gold? I hope the former!!
exactly right. It's a fair assessment - although I think that bust
should no longer apply. It's all on Smiff now to REMOVE ALL DOUBT, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. Good luck kid, all eyez on U, go 49ers.