I know that in the long run comparisons of draft prospects to pro players doesn't mean very much and is often inaccurate. Still, I always enjoy them because it gives me a chace to see the type of player they can potentially be if they reach their potential. Just for fun I thought I'd start a thread where we can compare prospects that are relevent to the Niners to pro guys. I'll start it feel free to join in.
Guys that I haven't seen play I didn't comment on.
Von Miller - James Harrison
Harrison is the only 3-4 LB who has size similar to Von Miller (6-2 240 ish) everyone else is about 6-5 250 -270. Due to this their games appear similar to me. They are both polished pass rushers with multiple pass rush moves and who have to rely on their quickness to be successful.
Patrick Peterson - Charles Woodson
Both guys are bigger corners who can play press coverage, jam and rerout recievers but still have enough speed to run with most recievers.
Prince Amukamara - Darrelle Revis
Christian Ponder - Matt Hasselbeck
Both guys are accurate/efficient QB's whith better than expected mobility. They don't have great arm's but their arms are more than strong enough to make all the throws(esp in a WCO). They also have very good leadership skills.
Blaine Gabbert - Ben Roethlisberger
I don't know why, and I may be way off, but I just see Roethlisberger when I see him. I really haven't watched him much so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.
More to come.