Originally posted by WildBill:
I love how people say with definity that that the pick was a reach etc. or that Baalke doesn't know what he is doing without taking into account other factors. People forget the coaches have every much the responsibility to properly coach up the OLB or any other player to all star possibility, not just the QB.
The players will only be a reach if they only start and not perform to expectations. eg. If Aldon starts but turns out to be like lawson.
However, if Aldon gets double digit sacks, preasures, interceptions, passes batted down etc. Then he will not have been a reach. Think like how he in the weeks before the draft, we saw the draft do overs.
A good example-remember the DE Houston picked and everyone critisized? Had a slow first year, but now everyone sings his praise.
That is a great point. I hear people say how great the 1986 draft was but how would it have graded out the next day. Also our first pick was Larry Roberts. The right situation and more importantly the right coaching can make any draft great.
Here is that draft after Roberts and I ask you: Did the players drafted matter as much as our coaching staff?
3 1 Tom Rathman FB 6-1 232 Nebraska
3 9 Tim McKyer CB 6-0 174 Texas-Arlington
3 21 John Taylor WR 6-1 185 Delaware State
4 14 Charles Haley LB 6-5 230 James Madison
4 19 Steve Wallace T 6-5 276 Auburn
4 20 Kevin f*gan DT 6-3 260 Miami (Fla.)
5 21 Pat Miller LB 6-1 220 Florida
6 24 Don Griffin FS 6-0 176 Middle Tennessee State
8 9 Jim Popp TE 6-5 239 Vanderbilt
8 sup Roosevelt Snipes RB 5-9 175 Florida State
9 19 Tony Cherry RB 5-7 187 Oregon
10 18 Elliston Stinson WR 5-10 175 Rice
10 21 Harold Hallman NG 5-11 234 Auburn