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49ers Draft History: 2000-2009

What follows is the history of our draft picks from 2000 to 2009. It’s lengthy, and a much more concise and readable WebZone version is available here: http://www.49erswebzone.com/php/alltimedraft/ What I have done that is different is to add a mini-bio of each player drafted focusing on their production/longevity for our team (or others!). Kind of a “were they a bust/journeyman/star” report. I’ve included the people involved in drafting them so you can see the results by regime: Walsh/Mariucci, Donahue/Erickson, Nolan/Nolan, McCloughan/Nolan, and McCloughan/Singletary.
The first number is the round, the second number is the overall pick, and the position is what they played in college. What’s not here is their production as a special teamer-it was just too much work.

2000

1. (16) Julian Peterson (LB)

Started seven games as a rookie, played six years for the Niners, and made two Pro bowls. Has since played for Seattle and now Detroit.

1. (24) Ahmed Plummer (CB)

Played parts of six seasons for the Niners. Career 12 interceptions, 49 passes defensed, and 241 combined tackles.

2. (35) John Engleberger (DE)

Played in every game as a rookie. Played five seasons for the Niners. Traded to Denver in 2005. Played four seasons for the Broncos and was released a year ago. Had 17.5 sacks for us and three for the Broncos.

2.(48) Jason Webster (CB)

Played parts of four seasons for the Niners before being let go as a free agent. Later played for Atlanta, Buffalo, and New England, a total of nine NFL seasons. Had seven interceptions for us and another four for the others.

3.(65) Giovanni Carmazzi (QB)

Was an inactive or practice squad member of the Niners for two years. He never played in an NFL game.

3.(86)Jeff Ulbrich (LB)

Played ten years for the Niners. Started from 2001 to 2004 plus parts of the next two seasons.

4. (108) John Keith (S)

Played in 23 games over four seasons for the Niners. Had one interception in his rookie year.

5. (132) Paul Smith (RB)

Played parts of three seasons for the Niners and totaled 40 yards rushing and another seven receiving.

5. (150) John Milem (DE)

Played two years for the Niners.

7. (212) Tim Rattay (QB)

Played parts of six seasons with the Niners, plus one more each with Tampa and Arizona. Career QB rating of 81.9.

7. (230) Brian Jennings (TE)

Has played ten years as the Niners long snapper. Still on the roster.

Head coach: Steve Mariucci

General manager: Bill Walsh

2001

1. (7) Andre Carter (DE

Played five years for the Niners and totaled 154 solo tackles and 32 sacks in 69 games.
Still plays for the Washington Redskins.

2. (47) Jamie Winborn (LB)

Played five seasons for the Niners and was traded for a seventh round pick to the Jaguars. Has also been on the roster of the Bucs, Broncos, Falcons, Texans, and Titans.

3. (80) Kevan Barlow (RB)

Played five years for the Niners and one for the Jets. Gained 3,614 yards for the Niners with an average per carry of 4.1 and an average per game of 50.2.

6. (169) Cedrick Wilson (WR)

Played four seasons for the Niners and caught 97 balls for us with 6 TD’s. Also returned punts and kickoffs. Won a Superbowl ring with the Steelers.

6. (179) Rashad Holman (CB)

Played three years for the Niners and had two interceptions.

6. (191) Menson Holloway (DE)

Never played for the Niners.

7. (209) Alex Lincoln (LB)

On the Niners roster for two years but never played.

7. (224) Eric Johnson (RB)

Played four seasons for the Niners. Missed two others with injuries. Played one season with the Saints. Scored nine touchdowns in his career.

Head coach: Steve Mariucci
General manager: Bill Walsh (this was Walsh’s last draft in the NFL)

2002

1. (27) Mike Rumph (CB)

In parts of four seasons, recorded three interceptions (all in one year!) and three forced fumbles.

3. (69) Saleem Rasheed (LB)

Played parts of four years. Was involved in 54 tackles.

4. (102) Jeff Chandler (K)

Played in thirteen NFL games, eight with the Niners. Made fourteen field goals (out of nineteen attempts) for us.

4. (127) Kevin Curtis (DB)

Played in three preseason games and did not make any plays.

5. (163) Brandon Doman (QB)

Never played in an NFL regular season game, though he did see limited action in 2002 pre-season games.

5. (172) Josh Shaw (DT)

Was on the Niner roster for two years and also the rosters of the Dolphins, Raiders, and Broncos. Had a total of 11 tackles and one sack for his career.

6. (201) Mark Anelli (TE)

Career consisted of two games for the Niners with zero receptions.

7. (239) Eric Heitmann (G)

Has played 8 seasons for the Niners, starting 114 out of 119 games (missing a total of nine games in his career). Still on our roster.

7. (248) Kyle Kosier (T)

Played three seasons for the Niners and left as a RFA. Played one year with Detroit and the last four for Dallas, starting every game in which he played.

7. (256) Teddy Gaines (DB)

Never played for the Niners.

Head coach: Steve Mariucci
General manager: Terry Donahue

2003

1. (26) Kwame Harris (T)

Was on our roster for five years, starting 55 of 86 games. Reportedly now attending the Culinary Institue of America.

2. (57) Anthony Adams (DT)

Has played in 94 NFL games (54 starts) over seven years with both the Niners and the Bears, with a career total of 8.5 sacks and involvement in 225 tackles. Left the Niners as a UFA.

3. (89) Andrew Williams (DE)

Played in 9 games for the Niners and was involved in 12 tackles and had one pass defensed.

4. (124) Brandon Lloyd (WR)

I have neither the heart nor stomach for this. Read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Lloyd

5. (161) Aaron Walker (TE)

In two seasons for the Niners, played in 32 games catching 18 balls for 231 yards and one TD. Waived in September, 2005 and played in 13 more games for the Rams over the next three years.

6. (197) Arnaz Battle (QB)

Has played seven seasons for the Niners and totaled 178 receptions for 2,150 yards and 11 TDs. Has also rushed 22 times for 77 yards and returned kicks and punts. Is still on the team roster.

7. (241) Ken Dorsey (QB)

Was on the Niner roster for three years (and three more with the Browns). In two seasons, totaled 8 TD’s and 11 INT’s for the Niners. Had a career QB rating of 55.2.

Head coach: Dennis Erickson
General manager: Terry Donahue

2004

1. (31) Rashaun Woods (WR)

Played 14 games his rookie season and had seven catches and one TD. Spent the next year on IR and was traded to San Diego for CB Sammy Davis who, in his one season with the Niners, had 23 solo tackles, no interceptions, and 7 passes defensed. Woods hung around the fringes of professional football until he was released by theHamilton Tiger Cats in 2008

2. (46) Justin Smiley (G)

Played four seasons for the Niners and left as an UFA in 2008 to play the last two seasons with the Dolphins. Played in 56 games for us and started 49. Is still on the Dolphins roster.

2. (58) Shawntae Spencer (CB)

Has played parts of six seasons for the Niners. During that time he has 8 interceptions, 43 passes defensed, and been involved in 298 tackles. Started all sixteen games last year and had two interceptions. Still with the team.

3. (77) Derrick Hamilton (WR)

Never caught a pass for us or any of the four other NFL teams he later signed with. Appeared in two games his rookie season and was released in 2006.

4. (104) Isaac Sopoaga (DT)

Missed his rookie season with an injury. Has played in every season since then and missed only one game, totaling 79 games with 39 starts. Started every game for us last season. Has five career sacks and has been involved in 133 tackles. Still on our roster.

4. (127) Richard Seigler (LB)

Played in 7 games his rookie season (no starts) and totaled 3 solo and 4 assisted tackles. Two years later would play in two games for the Steelers and rack up one solo tackle. That’s it.

6. (188) Andy Lee (P)

Has played in every game of his six year career. Has 554 punts with an average of 44.9 yds. per punt and a net average of 38.4 yds. Still on our roster.

6. (198) Keith Lewis (S)

Played five seasons with the Niners and played in every game except for missing four in 2007. Had 3 interceptions, 5 passes defensed and was involved in 154 tackles for his career with us. Was released in February of 2009. Later signed and then released by Carolina without ever playing for them.

7. (217) Cody Pickett (QB)

Played in six games over two years, starting two. Has a career rating of 16.4 with no TD’s and four interceptions. Traded to the Houston Texans in 2006, who released him that same year. Later played in Europe and the CFL until he was released by the Toronto Argonauts less than three weeks ago.

7. (226) Christian Ferrara (DT)

Cut in training camp.

Head coach: Dennis Erickson
General manager: Terry Donahue

2005

1. (1) Alex Smith (QB)

Played in…nvm

2. (33) David Baas (C)

Over five seasons has played in 76 games with 38 starts. Started every game last season. Still on our roster

3. (65) Frank Gore (RB)

Five seasons. Two Pro Bowls. 5,561 yards rushing. 4.8 per carry. 224 receptions for another 1,831 yards. 39 TD’s. Ya think he’s still on our roster?

3. (94) Adam Snyder (T)

Five seasons with 76 games,54 of which were starts. Played every line position except center. Still on our roster.

5. (137) Ronald Fields (DT)

Currently starts for the Broncos as their NT, at which position he started all 16 games last season after leaving the Niner as an UFA. Played four seasons for us with 48 solo tackles, 27 assists, and one sack—the only one of his career.

5. (174) Rasheed Marshall (QB)

In his only season for the Niners Rasheed the Great played in twelve games and caught one pass…for minus 1 yard. He also lost seven yards rushing on one attempt. Don’t forget about those four fumbles, two of which were lost. To be fair, he did have 488 yards on kick returns and another 87 on punt returns. And he did later have a career in the Arena Football League.

6. (205) Derrick Johnson (CB)

Played one year for the Niners and was involved in 41 tackles, with one sack and four passes defensed. In five games the next season, split between the Texans and the Falcons, he managed one tackle for each team. Since then, he’s hung around the NFL and CFL practice squads.

7. (215) Daven Holly (DB)(

Drafted by the Niners; waived by the Niners. He never played for them. Claimed by the Bears; waived by the Bears. He played in three games for them. Signed as a free agent by the Browns and actually had a mini-career with them, playing in 29 games over two seasons that included 5 INT’s (one returned for a TD). Ended his career on the 2008 IR list.

7. (223) Marcus Maxwell (WR)

In his five NFL seasons with the Niners, Bengals, Ravens, and Bucs, Maxwell has appeared in nine games and caught one pass for five yards. I do not have the YAC on that.

7. (248) Patrick Estes (TE)

Estes was on the Niners roster for three years (as an OT) and appeared in eight games. He was released and claimed by the Bills, who released him before he ever played for them.

7. (249) Billy Bajema (TE)

Bajema is currently on the roster of the Rams, for whom he caught eight balls last season. In four seasons with the Niners, he caught seven passes. He averages 11.8 yards per catch and ran a 4.74 second 40 at his combine.

Head coach: Mike Nolan
General manager: Mike Nolan

2006

1. (11) Vernon Davis (TE)

Four years, 181 catches, 22 TD’s. Last season made the Pro Bowl and tied the NFL record for TD’s in a season by a tight end. Still on our roster.

1. (22) Manny Lawson (LB)

Played in parts of four seasons with last year being the first time he started all sixteen games. Has been involved in 181 tackles, defensed 7 passes (intercepting one), recorded 12 sacks, and forced four fumbles-three last season. Still on our roster.

3. (84) Brandon Williams (WR)

Played in sixteen games over two years for us and in seven games for the Rams in 2007. Has never caught a pass in the NFL, but has returned kicks and punts. After being out of football for a year, signed for training camp by the Steelers and cut in September of 2009.

4. (100) Michael Robinson (QB)

Has seen action in all but two games over his four years with us and made two starts. Has rushed the ball 86 times for a 3.4 yard avg. and caught 43 passes for an 8 yard avg. Scored two rushing TD’s his rookie year and none since. Still on our roster.

5. (140) Parys Haralson (DE)

Last year for the first time he started all sixteen games. Has 15.5 sacks and been involved in 130 tackles. Also defensed four passes. Still on our roster.

6. (175) Delanie Walker (TE)

Has played in 54 games for us, starting 21 (including 8 last year), with 54 catches for an 11 yard avg. and two career TD’s. Still on our roster.

6. (192) Marcus Hudson (DB)

Played in parts of four seasons for us and made no interceptions while defensing three passes and being involved in 67 tackles. Still on our roster.

6. (197) Melvin Oliver (DE)

Played in all sixteen games his rookie season and had fourteen starts. Was involved in 43 tackles and had one sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown against the Raiders. Tore an ACL and missed the next season. Was cut in training camp in 2008. Never caught on with another team.

7. (254) Vickeil Vaughn (DB)

Was on the IR list for his rookie season and played six games for the Berlin Thunder the next. Signed and cut in preseason by the Broncos in 2008. Never played in an NFL game, but scored a touchdown off a blocked field goal a few weeks ago for the Arkansas Diamonds of the Indoor Football League. Ah, the dream is still alive!

Head coach: Mike Nolan
General manager: Mike Nolan

2007

1. (11) Patrick Willis (LB)

Led the league in tackles his rookie year. Pro Bowl. Defensive Rookie of the Year. First defensive rookie Pro Bowler for the Niners since Ronnie Lott. Second in the league in tackles his next year. Pro Bowl. Led the league in tackles again last year. Pro Bowl. First Niner since Ronnie Lott to make the Pro Bowl his first three seasons. On our roster? Ya think?

1. (28) Joe Staley (OT)

Started every game his first three seasons until in knee injury limited him to nine games last season. Niners liked him well enough to sign him to a contract extension through 2017, so, yes, he is still…

3. (76) Jason Hill (WR)

Has played in 32 games for the Niners, with 40 catches for 413 yards and four touchdowns. Still on our roster.

3. (97) Ray McDonald (DE)

Over three years and forty games has been involved in 38 tackles with 5 sacks (three last season). Still on our roster.

4. (104) Jay Moore (DE)

Waived after two seasons on IR. Practice squad for the Rams. Now signed to a futures contract by the Titans. Has never played in an NFL game.

4. (126) Dashon Goldson (S)

Started all 16 games last year at free safety. For his career, he has intercepted four balls, defensed nine passes, caused three fumbles (all last year), been involved in 130 tackles, and added 2 sacks for variety. Still on our roster.

4. (135) Joe Cohen (DT)

Spent his rookie season on IR and was released the following preseason. Kicked around various practice squads (Dolphins, Raiders, Lions) and finally saw his first NFL action last season for the Lions. Played in 7 games and was involved in 9 tackles and one sack.

5. (147) Tarell Brown (CB)

In parts of three seasons Brown has been involved in 72 tackles, defensed 11 passes, and made four interceptions (two last year). Still on our roster.

6. (186) Thomas Clayton (RB)

Practice squad, ACL, waived. Never played in an NFL game.

Head coach: Mike Nolan
General manager: Mike Nolan

2008

1. (29) Kentwan Balmer (DE)

Two years, 27 games, no starts, 11 solo tackles. That’s it. On our roster.

2. (39) Chilo Rachal (G)

Started 15 of 16 games for us last year and gave up four sacks. Maiocco says, “…the 49ers are encouraged by his development.” On the roster.

3. (75) Reggie Smith (DB)

Maiocco: “Has not shown much in his first two seasons.” On our rostger

4. (107) Cody Wallace (C)

Has appeared in one regular season game. On our roster.

6. (174) Josh Morgan (WR)

Two seasons, 72 receptions, 846 yards, 6 TD’s. On our roster.

7. (214) Larry Grant (LB)

Snatched from our practice squad by the Rams, he has not done much for them. Appeared in sixteen games last season with 17 solo tackles and one sack.

Head coach: Mike Nolan, after 10/8/08: Mike Singletary
General manager: Scott McCloughan/J. York/Paraag Marathe/Ralph Barbieri

2009

1. (10) Michael Crabtree (WR)

The Fall. The Pick. The Holdout. The Beat Down, complete with Hammer. The 48 catches. The two TD’s. Roster.

3. (74) Glen Coffee (RB)

Fourteen games.Two starts. 226 yards. One TD. Meh. Roster.

5. (146) Scott McKillop (LB)

Sixteen games. Involved in 19 tackles. WTNY. Roster.

5. (171) Nate Davis (QB)

Nada. Roster.

6. (184) Bear Pascoe (TE)

Four games with one start. One reception for nine yards. For the NY Giants.

7. (219) Curtis Taylor (DB)

Seven games, four tackles, and IR. Roster.

7. (244) Ricky Jean-Francois (DT)

Three games, no stats. Roster

Head coach: Mike Singletary
General manager: Scott McCloughan.

So there you have it. Draw conclusions as you see fit. I’d sure like to see a similar record for the Colts or Pats over the same time span.
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That was too much to scroll through. Let alone read!
I read it all for some reason. Almost fell asleep but nice information.
Our drafts under Scot and Nolan haven't been very good but they've been gold compared to the drafts we had with Donahue and Mooch. Yikes those are some bad picks. Number one reason we haven't been any good this decade is because we can't draft worth s**t. That seems to be getting better but it's taking time still.
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Our drafts under Scot and Nolan haven't been very good but they've been gold compared to the drafts we had with Donahue and Mooch. Yikes those are some bad picks. Number one reason we haven't been any good this decade is because we can't draft worth s**t. That seems to be getting better but it's taking time still.

I think it's hard to evaluate the Nolan/Nolan and Nolan/McCloughan drafts because not enough time has gone by. But Walsh's last two years produced one, only one, Pro Bowler--Julian Peterson. And The Denny/Terry Show produced only one as well--punter Andy Lee. Nolan was involved in drafting three: Davis, Gore, and Willis.

A lot more of Nolan's picks are on the team than any of his predecessors, but we need to check back in five years to see if that really is significant.

Nonetheless, three is better than one or one.
Walsh wanted Brady over Carmazzi Mooch admitted it....................
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Our drafts under Scot and Nolan haven't been very good but they've been gold compared to the drafts we had with Donahue and Mooch. Yikes those are some bad picks. Number one reason we haven't been any good this decade is because we can't draft worth s**t. That seems to be getting better but it's taking time still.

I don't think our drafting of late has been below average. Quite the opposite.