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Baalke's One Draft Mistake ...

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[ Edited by WestCoast on Apr 29, 2010 at 19:32:05 ]
Some say that we shouldn't have given up the 4th round pick to move up to get Davis. What is our track record on quality players in the 4th round for the last 5 seasons?
we didnt have a 4th rounder last year

cody wallace in 2008
Jay Moore, Dashon Goldson and Joe Cohen in 2007
Michael Robinson in 2006
none in 2005
I don't get why people b***h about this. If there is a player you really really want and are really impressed then why not move up a few spots to gaurantee you get said player? You have no idea who covets that player and who doesn't. You also have no idea what the rest of the draft is going to be like. I think you would rather be safe and move up then sorry and maybe have someone else move up to get your player.
The BL is nobody was in the Niner draft room...except Singletary, Baalke, Jed and whoever else. But, the point is, they and only they had any insight into the possibility of another team jumping in front of them to get their guy. It's so easy to second-guess, but another to understand the dynamics of that draft...and as I pointed out earlier, as soon as they jumped up to get Davis, a slew of trades followed. I think that validated what they felt was coming...and they wanted to take no chances to miss out on their OT...for the 2nd year in a row.
  • TJA85
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Letting DaFaro try to predict his moves...

It'll be well worth it. Just sit back and you'll appreciate Baalke trading up.
Originally posted by 49erWill:
Originally posted by 49erWill:
its no big deal, we have two 4th round picks next year

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Good to see that you agree with yourself!
Meh

a 4th rounder, no biggie. We'll still make the playoffs.
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i'll give up a fourth round pick for a starting offensive tackle any day 1st round davis,lupati 2nd round mays 3rd round bowman 4th round 0 5th round ginn jr 6th round dixon, william, byham and 7th round cb and vann that's a great draft to me
Originally posted by 49erWill:
Originally posted by 49erWill:
its no big deal, we have two 4th round picks next year

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The mistake was drafting Taylor Mays.
The mistakes won't be known till a few years down the road.
The Niners needed a new RT and they had Davis as the highest ranked OT on the board. I'm glad they didn't take any chances and made the move up to get him.
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
The BL is nobody was in the Niner draft room...except Singletary, Baalke, Jed and whoever else. But, the point is, they and only they had any insight into the possibility of another team jumping in front of them to get their guy. It's so easy to second-guess, but another to understand the dynamics of that draft...and as I pointed out earlier, as soon as they jumped up to get Davis, a slew of trades followed. I think that validated what they felt was coming...and they wanted to take no chances to miss out on their OT...for the 2nd year in a row.

I think it was a quality move by Baalke. He saw the guy he wanted, he knew the potential of a draft up by another team and he had the intestinal fortitude to go get him with a trade. If we had lost Davis then everyone would have said that he should have traded to be sure that no one went up to get him. If we did nothing and he dropped to us then people would have said that Baalke did not have the intestinal fortitude to go get him. So any way you look at it Baalke would have been criticized. So I would rather have him be criticized for being aggressive than for having him be criticized for no energy or being lax. So I think he had a good draft, we got people that fit our needs. I would have liked Suh and Haden and Spiller and Graham as well but life does not work out like that. So I think Baalke did well and time will reveal how well he picked.