Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by joeymac49s:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Cam Newton may be the best player in this draft. I would be excited to land him at 7.
And Tim Tebow was most likely the best player in last years draft. How many 49er fans (besides me??) want him to be our QB? For every good thing Cam does there's 1 bad thing he has to change... You def. don't want that out of your 1st rd. draft pick. Especially in the top 10. This year our #7 pick has to be a slam dunk or it could set us backa few years. Think about it.... 1 bad pick at the top of the draft and your organazation could be set back years. Look at us with Alex, Look at the Raiders w/ Russell and the Browns w/ Couch and all their 1st rd picks that were bad, The colts and all their bad 1st rd. draft picks. I mean 1 year they had the 1st and 2nd pick and got both of them wrong!! Then Finally they hit pay dirt w/ Peyton and passed the headache onto SD. My main point is the teams that are consistantly good never have a top draft pick, and if they do... they trade them away for multiple picks. Which is why the Pats always have 15 picks a draft and the Eagles have 12 and the Steelers have 11 and the Colts have 14. They don't take the risks of having a high pick and messing it up. All they do is get their starters in place, then replentish thru the draft... have that guy sit behind the star for a few years, then when it's his time to step in, he's already a vet and he becomes the next star!! I can't wait til we're back to that position.... GO Niners!!
I guess you figure Tebow won't be successful, but I believe that he will be a winning QB in this league. He had some significant question marks coming from a spread/option offense into the NFL and poor throwing mechanics, but nothing is unchangeable. BYU initially tried to move Steve Young to DB due to his "inaccuracy" which eventually became one of his hallmarks.
I understand that missing on top10 talent will set you back, but its a QB driven league and if you have a chance at securing a franchise QB, you take it, especially if its at a position of need.
I do believe Tebow will be a success but mostly b/c of his will power and refuse to quit. Now don't get me wrong Cam Newton showed a lot this year putting all the off the field stuff to the side and concentrating on this year. My biggest problem w/ Cam is, read 100 articles about the stars and possbile stars coming into the season and i bet you 99 of them don't mention Newton. He's had 1 good year, don't get me wrong that 1 good year wasn't exactly a good year, it was more like a GREAT year for the all time ages. However, I want to see him do it year in and year out. It's easy to play so loose in the beginning of the year when the exoectations are middle of the pack in the SEC. Now like i said, middle of the year and the end of the year i give him all the credit in the world. I just think for the offense we're going to run, the WCO there are better options. Now your right Steve Young was a running QB and was a HUGE success in the WCO. However, those first few years were VERY shaky b/c a lot of ppl. (i'm looking at me) thought he didn't let the play develope and tucked it and ran too quick. Once he became a passing QB that also ran is when he FINALLY started having his success. Same thing w/ Vick this year. In years past he just got by on his god-given talen, never studied take or tried to get better. Now that's he's committed himself (haha) look at what he's doing. I hate to say this b/c I think ppl are going to jump down my throat but I think a lot of ppl. this Josh McDaniels jumped the gun on Tebow last year and B/C of that... Newton is going to fall, possibly to the 2nd rd.
I know i'm losing my mind right. I just have this weird feeling that's all... take it for what its worth (which is really nothing)....