Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
Both! these are my least favorite moves in this draft!
That's too bad. Going to suck for you when both those cats start moving chains and scoring TDs. So when we're all cheering and jumping out of our seats by the new excitement, you can sit quietly and reminesce just how bad these two picks were on your draft board.
You know I'm messin' with ya, but curious why they're your least fav. Is it because you deem them as reaches?
IMO, these were home frickin' runs, baby especially James!
It's the type of speed they bring. Jenkins, unlike Hill, has the speed and route running ability. He gains separation quickly in and out of breaks plus has much better hands than Crabs plus he can be moved anywhere a WR sets, X, Y AND Z, as Harbaugh said scheme diverse. He on the outside and in the slot will cause problems as he can blow the top of the secondary and force those damn safeties out of the box.
And that's were James comes in on 3rd downs. He will be a 3rd down specialist while dispelling Gore at times. He can screen, split wide or even play slot, but where I see him exploding is behind the pulls. He can burst through just like Gore, but has the speed to finish it. As much as I love Gore, he seems to get tackled from behind frequently. After watching his highlights, I can say with all my faith that this kid takes a five yard run into 15 more at least if not a home run to the EZ.
Time and time again, I'm like, "WTF! How'd he do that?" and not just once either. He just kept doing it and against some stiff competition like LSU and Stanford.
Hmmmmm....last year we had
Crabtree, Morgan, Ginn, Williams, Swain, and Hastings. Now...Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, Jenkins, Ginn, Williams, and Owusu.
Gore, Hunter, Dixon. Now...Gore, Hunter, James, Hampton, Cartwright AND Jacobs...
What incredible upgrades and we will not be able to keep all of them so the competition is going to be fierce.
Yup, both surprising at all level, but the correct choices it seems.
In Baalke, I trust!
[ Edited by ninertico on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM ]