Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
I just hope the Niners do better in this draft then they did last year. Hoping for a draft like the 2011 class! I think this has to be a draft totally focused on the defensive side of the ball in the first 3 rounds with DE, NT, OLB, and CB as the priorities. ( assuming we resign Goldston). A great Niners draft can set this team up for quite awhile.
...and here we go again.
There is nothing wrong with the 2012 draft class.
Jenkins and James are about to get some playing time. They were drafted for depth (good thing too since we lost Williams and Hunter for the season, may be missing Manningham for a bit, Ginn blows as a WR, and Jacobs doesn't have the ability to stretch a defense in the run game).
Looney was very likely never going to see the field because he was drafted as low as he was because he was hurt. That was always a pick for the future (just like Jenkins and James were IMO).
Want proof that the 49ers were looking at the future with all these picks? How about all the trades they made to HAVE all of the picks they have now. I'd expect more of the same. I see the Niners looking at positions like DT/DE, Maybe TE (Ertz looks nice), you can never get enough guys who are 6'3", 6'4", 230-250 lbs and can run (OLBs, Special Teams), and maybe even a developmental QB if Alex is gone.
Jenkins: Moss could be gone next year. Ginn WILL be gone next year.
James: Gore's having good year, but his time is running out. Hunter and James may be the rotation of the future. Jacobs won't be back.
Looney: Davis most likely gone next year.
People REALLY need to stop looking through the lens of THIS YEAR.
Maybe, just maybe, we should trust the guy who has drafted Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Navorro Bowman, Kyle WIlliams (not a bad late pick), Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick (I remember al the peeps who said something to the effect of "Come on, he can't beat out Alex Smith!?! BUST!!!"), Chris Culliver, Kendall Hunter, and Bruce Miller in his FIRST 2 DRAFTS as a GM.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM ]