Originally posted by jobiwon:
Here's Baalke today. I bet he's talking about Fleener.
What will the 49ers do with the 30th overall draft pick? What are their needs? Baalke wouldn't specify, obviously. But he did provide this hint:
"We have one (prospect) we feel real good about. If we're able to move up or not move up, we've got to be prepared to make a pick at 30. There is one (prospect) in particular we feel will be there, and if he's there we'll make the pick."
Asked about the potential drafting of Stanford tight end Coby Fleener, Baalke declined to comment on him or any other prospect. He did note that coach Jim Harbaugh's Stanford ties make it "hard not to overvalue players." Thus, the personnel department will review film of all prospects multiple times, even though Baalke noted that initial instincts typically are the best to follow.
What the hell does that mean? Let me try to decipher the game he's playing with the media:
What Baalke said: "We have one (prospect) we feel real good about."
Hidden Message: No s**t you dumbass interviewer. You think I'm going to give you anything. We have one pick in the 1st round and if we make that pick, we will feel real good about it. You dumbass, we can't pick 2 prospects with that one pick, now can we?
What Baalke said: "If we're able to move up or not move up, we've got to be prepared to make a pick at 30."
Hidden message: You're so dumb so I'm going to try to tell you in a nice way that we have one pick and when it comes, we will make that one pick. If we trade up, we will make one pick. If we trade down, we will still make one pick at one spot...dumbass.
What Baalke said: "There is one (prospect) in particular we feel will be there, and if he's there we'll make the pick."
Hidden message: There are only men in the draft so I am going to use the word "he". When we pick, we will only pick one person at that pick. No team would be dumb enough to try to pick 2 players with one pick. If there is a player on our board at #30, note to dumbass: more than 30 players in the draft, then we will pick him.