Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:Originally posted by TexasNiner:
Why are people suddenly projecting Gabbert as a top 10, or even top 5 pick?
I can't find any other analysis, besides this board, that had him rated as better than a 3rd rounder, if not a 4th-5th rounder, prior to his declaring.
And most thought he wouldn't declare because he's be a "second day", project type pick this year, and wasn't even among the top potential QBs for the 2012 draft.
SI has Gabbert going to Buffalo at #3
Scouts Inc. has him at the #20 rated prospect overall
Various early draft predictions have rated Gabbert as a first-round pick and the second-best at his position behind Andrew Luck of Stanford.
I think he must be looking only at Walter Football or sites that havent posted a new mock for months. Obviously his stock is on the rise.
My guess is the Niners get Gabbert or Newton when its all said and done.
We can only hope. However, if Buffalo wants to develop a long-term solution, Gabbert will be the pick, leaving AZ to possibly grab Newton one pick ahead of us. That would leave us with Locker, and that would not be good (IMO).
If Harbaugh signs, I'm fine with the Locker pick.