Top needs: RG, WR, S, CB, RB GRADE: C+ VALUE: B- OVERALL: C+
Summary: San Francisco is working a "no excuses" plan. Meaning, the 49ers have added enough pieces to this offense via both free agency and the draft that Alex Smith should continue to develop. If he can't get to the next level with this group, my guess is Jim Harbaughwill look for someone who can. A.J. Jenkins was a bit of a reach on my board, but I know the 49ers really liked him. I'm a huge fan of LaMichael James, and I had a change-of-pace running back as one of their needs. Joe Looney is a decent player, though he's no immediate upgrade like I felt they needed. Trent Robinson has a chance to be a starter at some point, but I thought they could have used a corner. Not a bad draft at all, and you could see their strategy. It's tough to add early impact to a good roster.
RoundPickPositionPlayerCollege(1)30WRA.J. JenkinsIllinois(2)61RBLaMichael JamesOregon(4)117GJoe LooneyWake Forest(5)165LBDarius FlemingNotre Dame(6)180STrent RobinsonMichigan State(6)199CJason SloweyWestern Oregon(7)237LBCam JohnsonVirginia
[ Edited by sfout on Apr 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM ]