Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Getting an extra 3rd next year was brilliant. Anytime you can get an extra top 100 pick I say do it. I don't know about the extra 6th. The downside is we didn't get much out of this draft. I wish somebody was as dumb as Al Davis and would trade with us for a 2nd rounder for next years 1st.... Baalke has shown a willingness to move down. So if we can get that in future years I would do it. We are a MATURE team now and have entered a new phase. Trading down and out of slots may provide more value for future years. We are picking say 28 - 32 in the next few years anyway. So I wouldn't be afraid to trade a 1 for a 1 next year any year here in the future. You may come out ahead. Get a top 10 for trading #30 one year later. We need to find a Raider type of team to do this with us in the future.
What do you mean we didn't get much out of the draft?
We got a WR who can push for time at all three WR spots in Jenkins. He is probably one of the most ready WR in the draft. He can run all of the routes. He's faster than all of our WR's now (with Randy Moss its a push). This guy has a chance to play and will probably get more consistent playing time by the middle of the season. I didn't know about Jenkins until after we picked him, but he's not raw like (Quick or Hill), he's not slow (like Sanu, Jeffrey) and he's quicker than blackmon or wright. And he is smoother than all of those guys in route running. Jenkins said he was unhappy with his "official" 40 time of 4.39. He says he's faster than that.
We also got a Running back with elite speed. This guy is going to play right away and will be an instant impact player for us.
Looney and Slowey will give us depth this year and push at guard and center. Both of these guys are maulers. Looney had 228 knockdown blocks for his career. Look at Sloweys highlights and he throws people around like they were rag dolls. Slowey might even be the Center of the future, he was a left tackle in college which is the toughest position on the line and he had 38 reps at his pro day . Getting potential starters in the 4th and 6th is a great job of drafting.
The D guys we got are legit. We needed depth at OLB so we got Fleming (who ran 4.5 at the proday) and Cam Johnson was rated to go as high as 2nd round in the 7th, and Trenton Robinson was a captain in college, played cornerback as well as safety and had 8 picks in his career. He has a good chance to make the team as the 4th safety. The only reason why he wasn't picked higher is that he is on the smaller side 5 10 190.
Not to mention the 3rd, 5th and 6th for next years draft that we can use as ammo to go and get the player we want. That gives us so much flexibility next year.
So tell me again why you think we didn't get anything out of this draft?