Originally posted by LA_NINERS:
Kiper is spot on.
I don't know how you think this draft deserved higher than a B.
I know how. If you look at it from the perspective of which teams draft is likely going to have the biggest immediate impact to their team, the niners would rank above the others. To put it simply, the performance of our line was devastating to our team as a whole last year...it killed us in all three phases of the game. (Think of all the short yardage failure's, the third down sacks, the three and outs). If the line improves from these picks, this team becomes an entirely different animal to deal with on Sunday...it changes the game day dynamics immensely, on both sides of the ball and ST too...a night and day difference.
Seattle had a great draft, but in the immediate future it's not going to effect the outcome on Sunday's nearly as much as ours will. They still have more problems and more limitations than they don't. The team needs a few more years of drafts like it had this weekend...a LT, Safety, and some RB's are a good beginning, but they are not going to be rescuing that team in the near future...it's not nearly enough to fix what ails them...they couldn't do anything good last year, they may be able to do some things better this year, but they are still going to be doing a lot more of no good s**t until they acquire a lot more talent.
The above holds true with regards to the Lambs as well.
Zona, remains to be seen. They lost a good chunk of key talent this year, and the question will be if they can "skin the cat" a different way than what they were doing, because that is what they are going to have to do in order to maximize what they have. They aren't going to be able to go business as usual because the talent they lost was key talent. They will have to tweak some s**t to find what works best for them with their new "key" player's. Did the draft replace the talent level that was lost? No, it did not...they are different animal in one form or another now and so it remains to be seen if the can still be as productive as they were, with that different animal they have become today.
Just one way to look at it all, right or wrong.