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Iupati over Bulaga??? WTF

As I posted earlier,

http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/thread.php?num=140809

If the 49ers wanted to take a guard AND a tackle, we could have easily taken Davis AND Bulaga, with the loser playing guard.

Even Jon Gruden stated on ESPN that he though Bulaga will end up being a pro-bowl guard.

So why did we pass and take Iupati instead.

My hunch is that the 49ers have Iupati rated higher as a run-blocker, which Singletary covets.
Iupati is a guard, Bulaga would be a converted guard.

You can't be serious can you?
The fact is, most of the NFL didn't rate Bulaga very high if he slid as far as he did, and no one opted to trade for him. Quite frankly, the NFL personnel knew something we didn't, and did not qualify Bulaga as a top tier talent.

On the other hand, in an informal poll of scouts at the combine, Iupati was the player most though had the best chance to become an all-pro. I'll take the known quantity with the higher upside at the OG position, and not try to transition a RT with short arms into OG.
if you did that you would have to say who is a guard upfront. i do not want a guy working at T and then when the sewason is starting switch him to G.
Nolan would have drafted Bulaga to have him switch positions. That should tell u something.
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Originally posted by Schulzy:
Iupati is a guard, Bulaga would be a converted guard.

You can't be serious can you?

Dude seriously? is this guy for real?

Iupati is a f**kin BEAST! He is gonna maul dudes for us!
[ Edited by NickV on Apr 22, 2010 at 8:19 PM ]
Iupati is the next Larry Allen. Enough said...
Would you rather have Steve Hutchinson or Leonard Davis?
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Iupati is a guard, Bulaga would be a converted guard.

You can't be serious can you?

Dude, Bulaga IS a converted guard -- he played OG at Iowa before sliding over to OT.
didn't you already have one thread on this ridiculous idea? Did we really need a second?
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Iupati is the next Larry Allen. Enough said...
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Originally posted by NickV:
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Iupati is a guard, Bulaga would be a converted guard.

You can't be serious can you?

Dude seriously? is this guy for real?

Iupati is a f**kin BEAST! He is gonna maul dudes for us!

A natural San Francisco fit.
Stop whining already.. We fixed our OL for the next decade.
Originally posted by NickV:
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Iupati is a guard, Bulaga would be a converted guard.

You can't be serious can you?

Dude seriously? is this guy for real?

Iupati is a f**kin BEAST! He is gonna maul dudes for us!

I don't think you understand. If you take Davis and Bulaga, you're pretty certain AT LEAST ONE of them will be able to be a quality starting RT...the other will be a stud OG

Its not hard to convert a T to a G.
Originally posted by HessianDud:
didn't you already have one thread on this ridiculous idea? Did we really need a second?