Originally posted by tmpluff:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
In 2007, the 49ers traded their 2008 #1 for Joe Staley at the 28th overall pick. We then traded away our #2 away for the Colts' 2008 #1.
In hindsight, was it worth it?
In 2008, there were five 1st-round OTs selected: Ryan Clady, Chris Williams, Branden Albert Gosder Cherilus, and Duane Brown. Of those, Clady is a star but the rest haven't done anything...Staley is better than the other 4.
So from that perspective, it was a bad move if you think we would have taken Clady instead of one of the other 4 tackles.
The 49ers also traded away their 2nd rounder for a 2008 #1, which the Colts used to select OT Tony Ugoh. As a rookie, Ugoh was impressive and it looked like we made an awful choice. However, Ugoh was benched in 2008.
With our 2008 first rounder, we took Kentwan Balmer, a total bust in my opinion.
If we had kept our 2nd rounder in 2007 and forfeited our 2008 #1, the best player available to fill our needs would have been LaMar Woodley...a steal.
But all in all, we ended up with a borderline pro bowl tackle. Not too bad.
Well I don't know. I think IF we would not have traded the Patriots. our 2008 first rounder and just drafted Ugoh. I think That Staley is better. (IMO) (bit we wouldn't have him ) but If we would have had that 2008 first round draft pick. I think we would have gotten Jarod Mayo. which Just Imagine if we had him lining up Next to Willis for the next 10 years WOW.
also (and I just may be a tad biased) I think Staley is better than all 5 of those. Clady doesn't seem to impress me as much as Staley. IMO
You think they would have gone ILB again? Mayo playing the TED, doubtful.
They might have traded back and picked Clady.