Originally posted by NinerBuff:Originally posted by NickSh49:Originally posted by Jd925:Originally posted by NCommand:
I think it is safe to say that Baalke is choosing players directly in line with his confidence in the coaches Harbaugh brought in (and their own research).
All three of these guys have the physical make-up of "prototypical" size for their positions and all at positions we needed (OLB pass rusher, QB & CB/ST) and Baalke is leaving it up to Harbaugh to ensure he AND his staff develop these guys quickly.
Also, another thing to note is that all three players FIT into an offensive and defensive philosophy clearly now; no more round hole-square pegs. These coaches will be tasked to develop specialists now and THAT is a huge difference from the Nolan/Singletary regime.
That strategy doesn't make sense to me. You don't coach players to become good football players, you coach good football players to be better football players. If a player doesn't demonstrate he can be productive in competition at a lower college level, it is probably because they aren't good football players to begin with. Aldon Smith and Colin (although in weak competition) have demonstrated they are good productive football players. Culliver? Not so much. Measurables are way way overrated.
Kinda agree. Baalke drafted like a scout with the Culliver pick and everything after Kendall Hunter.
I hope he knows what he's doing, but my confidence in him is shaky at best.
Beyond the 4th round is really a crapshoot anyway. If just one of those guys becomes a starter, he looks good. Aldon Smith will be contributing on 3rd downs right away. Colin Kaepernick will be given every opportunity to become a franchise QB, and Culliver is tasked with becoming a nickle CB only. Kendall Hunter looks to be a change of pace (5 touches a game) back. If we can get some solid contribution from either Kilgore or Person, I would say it was an excellent draft. After all, you don't solve all your problems with 1 draft. But if you can solidify 2 of your positions of need in 1 draft, then I would deem that a success. Anything else is gravy.
agree...3 starters is good to great