Originally posted by MadDog49er:Originally posted by jreff22:
As always MD great work
Now some questions for ya
Regarding the Spiller pick to Cle that you will get blasted with. You said, "I do not think they will be enamored with Bryant (Mangini is the same guy who labeled Crabtree as a "diva")" My counter to that statement is the new front office namely Tom Heckert Jr is the man in charge and his record on drafting WR's is pretty strong. I don't see Mangini making it more then another 2 years in Cle so Holmgren and Heckert will take who they want. I can see either Bryant or Spiller going to Cle, but I still have my money on Bryant.
Regarding the Haden pick.....take it back Seriously I don't want the kid here, something about him, not sure but I don't see him as a future stud.
John Jerry at 61 while Jon Asamoah is at 72?
Linval Joseph at 97...I thought he would be more of a 4th-5th round guy. I know he was a rotational player and his conditioning has raised a few questions...I was hoping he would be a later round steal for us.
Jonathan Dwyer at 99 damn what did he do to you?
Regarding the 2nd round and who could be available and who I like:
51 Brandon Spikes
52 Nate Allen South Florida S
56 Chris Cook Virginia CB/FS
61 John Jerry Mississippi G/OT
Is there anybody else who you see as a potential target that I'm missing?
Call me skeptical on OSU wide receivers, but they have not been on a good run the past five years. I just think Bryant will have to put on a terrific show to break that top 10 after the problems he faced in 2009, and I think he'll fall a bit short. Who knows? Maybe he'll light it up. We'll soon see.
As for Haden, I thought I saw some cracks in the national championship game. Tends to gamble a bit too much for me, and was able to recover well on two plays in the game where he was beat. That is not always the case in the NFL. Game is just too fast.
Still, the kid has great feet, terrific fluidity on the field, and just needs to be coached up on how to run the 40. I bet he comes back with a forty in the 4.45 range at the campus workout, and regains some momentum.
The difference I see between Jerry and Asamoah is Jerry's ability to kick out to RT in the NFL. Some teams might put him there right away. Asamoah is going to go in that 60-75 range, and with the depth of this draft, I simply think he slides to the early third. Could be wrong. Shoulder is something that may hold teams back.
I think I am a bit conservation on Joseph. One analysts said he'd be a top 75 pick. To me, that is too high. But, with the NFL now having 14 teams running the 3-4, the demand for solid NT's is high.
Dwyer had some question marks entering the draft. And, his combine was met with mixed reviews. In the end, I think his drop really is more of a numbers game. The RB's really stood out at the combine. I think scouts will look at similar-sized backs: Hardesty, Gerhart, Tate, as being more athletic, explosive players. They all ran faster, jumped much higher and longer. Now, I could certainly be wrong. Last year, Pitt's McCoy had a bad, bad workout, but still went in the 2rd round, and looked great on the field. I just think the other guys have pushed him down the board.
Special teams play will be big for the Niners in their second or third rounder. I really like Owusu-Ansah as a third rounder, but think he'll be gone by number 79. He is a PR/KR/and big corner the Niners like. Fast and strong.
Not a fan of Spikes at all. See him as stiff and not good value at 49.
Agree with most of your asessments, but what national championship game did you see Haden in? I though Texas played Alabama?