In an article by Todd McShay of ESPN today, he rates new 49er Navorro Bowman as his 5th best standout pick for the day. He said,
"5. Navorro Bowman, ILB, San Francisco (third round, No. 91) -- Bowman is a fist-round talent with outstanding instincts but a lack of discipline both on and off the field have gotten him into trouble. However, 49ers ILB Patrick Willis is one of the best linebackers and leaders in the league and if he can play big brother to Bowman they have a chance to become one of the best 3-4 inside linebacker tandems in the NFL."
It seems Bowman would have easily been a 1st or 2nd rounder had it not been for character concerns. However, it does indeed look like he is to be the heir apparent to Takeo Spikes at the TED position. It looks like the niners did better than I thought with this pick.
McShay on Bowman
[ Edited by Niners23 on Apr 24, 2010 at 3:18 AM ]