Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by lamontb:Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by lamontb:Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by lamontb:
I don't see the logic of drafting Iupati over Davis either. Davis is a good player with great footwork and can play both LT and RT. you don't pass that up for a guard when your biggest need on the o line is RT. that's just hustling backwards. .
My logic was simple. Iupati is a better player who is dedicated to the game and is easily one of the best guards to come out from college ranks in years. Davis is a boom-bust type pf player. Plus, we are talkin' about RT - not a LT. Most teams don't draft RTs in top 20-25 just like they don't draft OGs in top 20-25. But, Iupati is a special guard who don't come around often. Davis is good, but not special.
It's just gonna be a difference b/c I would Davis everyday of the week over Iupati. And RT is much more important position to fill than guard. The Niners are much worse at RT than any position on the team. So Davis for me would fit that need and is the better player and has better value. Plus he could replace Staley on the left side if he's hurt. Much more value in Davis. Drafting a guard at 17 regardless who it is just isn't good value. I think Iupati is a good player but to call him special is going a bit overboard. If he were special he would be playing left tackle.
Being compared to Larry Allen is being special. Being compared to Andre Smith is not.
If they can get the same production out of Davis that the Bengals got out of Smith last year than they are in good shape. And where was Larry Allen drafted? In the second round just like every other great guard, with very few exceptions.
Smith started 1 game all season. He played a total of 6 games. The one game he started, he had a horrible game. He is now strictly considered a RT and there are some rumors of him moving to Guard also.
Yes, a RT drafted at no.6 overall who is not guaranteed to start in 2010 and might be moved to OG.
Well s**t on me I though I read the guy was doing well and had a decent season. I give that too you I was wrong on that. Allen would still drafted in the 2nd round b/c teams just don't value guards that highly. they just don't.