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Does this means we might draft "exceptions" now?

Does this means we might draft "exceptions" now?

I have a feeling some names are being added to the "Big Board" as we speak.
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
If anyone believes we'll still follow the Scot formula, you're fooling yourself. Scot is gone for a reason...they can say it's "personal" all they want to, but you can't tell me that front office NFL professionals can't set their personal issues aside for a few more weeks until after the most important part of their season is over, and THEN take a personal leave of absence.

Come on, this is all about draft/personnel philosophy...Scot is old school in his approach and very stubborn about it (unlike Sing who has shown the willingness to change to meet the strengths of his personnel and the changes in the league). Unfortunately, Scot's approach has yet to net us a winning record. It's time for a change, and that's very likely the REAL reason Scot is no longer in charge.

Because of the timing, this will come down to logistics. You can't just quickly shuffle the draft board around to remove McCloughan's "formula". The research is essentially done, and the board is essentially set. You'd need another preparation cycle with the participation of different personnel to significantly remove McCloughan's influence. That's not going to happen for this draft.

IMO, the most likely place where the McCloughan change might be felt would be in draft-day maneuvers or trades. Unfortunately, if any of these changes occur, none of us will be able to perceive it.
The board will remain the same, but I wonder if they rate the player based on what position they think he is worth to be drafted or if they only rate the players they would draft on their draft board.

Knowing this is the key to if the niners make an exception.
  • mayo49
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Yeah, but Scott won't have final say now, so it won't be him making the final decisions. Someone else will have to pull the trigger on selections so in essence McCloughan's influence will not be felt.
Originally posted by mayo63:
Yeah, but Scott won't have final say now, so it won't be him making the final decisions. Someone else will have to pull the trigger on selections so in essence McCloughan's influence will not be felt.

Teams go by the board they have, they just don't randomly select guys. Even without McC there to pull the final trigger, his influence will be felt through the board they are using.
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Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
Originally posted by mayo63:
Yeah, but Scott won't have final say now, so it won't be him making the final decisions. Someone else will have to pull the trigger on selections so in essence McCloughan's influence will not be felt.

Teams go by the board they have, they just don't randomly select guys. Even without McC there to pull the final trigger, his influence will be felt through the board they are using.

Yeah, your probably right, my statement didn't make too much sense. Of course Scott will have influence on who they pick, he in essence determined there draft board.
[ Edited by mayo63 on Mar 20, 2010 at 8:33 AM ]
Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
Originally posted by mayo63:
Yeah, but Scott won't have final say now, so it won't be him making the final decisions. Someone else will have to pull the trigger on selections so in essence McCloughan's influence will not be felt.

Teams go by the board they have, they just don't randomly select guys. Even without McC there to pull the final trigger, his influence will be felt through the board they are using.

I think you missed the point a little. ....last year when Crabs and Oher were there I'm sure some arguments came up very quickly on who to pick. Looking at the situation now, I love having Crabtree but we STILL need a RT something we've needed for a long time. Scott would have the final say on who to get. Lets say for instance that Okung gets taken but all other OT's drop to our #17 pick but there are some serious guys rated higher on the board still available. Do we go for need or BPA...thats the question and the bigger question is who makes the decision?