Alex. Pure and simple, he has to be the happiest guy in the world. Right about now he is feeling sympathy for the #1 pick in Ramsland,for their new heir apparent Qb. With any luck he won't get permanently injured this yr, because he has virtually no OL. Sound familiar? Yeah, alex smith, 5 yrs ago. Anyway, all the question marks re: alex are going to be either substantiated or blown away this yr. Finally, finally, 5 yrs later we get to see what we drafted at #1 pick in the draft. Took a long time, but finally we got someone running the draft that knows how to build a team...from the outside in. Well, we got it backwards, but the point is we finally did get it.
Watch vernon become something special. Watch frank light it up again, and not be depressed that he can't run against a DL that formerly caved in on him. Watch our WRs become ESPN highlites. Watch our OL give our QB a chance to become something special. Yeah, i know, we still got jimmyrae and bigmike, but now they have some talent, and maybe with talent on the OL, they can put together an effective, exciting O.
If Mays plays like his highlite reel, then we really did well. I think he is going to need a huge dose of bigMike, aforehand, however. Wish i had seen Bowman play, because he sounds intriguing. The others, if half stick around, we done good. If even a couple make it, terrific. All i know is that we finally got someone who not only evaluates talent well, he also knows how to build a team. Good for Baalke, and good for the 49ers, and lastly, great for alex.
I had hoped for a top 3 OT, and we got maybe #2. Doesn't matter, all we want is to see him translate his college success into the pros...and i think he will. Note that USC's OT Brown, (consensus 4th rated OT, stayed on the board a long time. If he had been our OT, then i wouldn't be all that excited. Even better, our OG may end up being our best OLineman. It wouldn't surprise me.
Oh, yeah. Second happiest guy on the 49ers? Frank the tank. Don't you know he went out and said the beads for baalke...maybe had a beer too.