Originally posted by AmpLee:
Seriously. Not even Seattle thought about turning this guy into an H-back/TE (and they could have totally used one).
Maybe Phoenix49ers just Baalke's user name.
I just tend to be very opinionated, there's certain players that I like a lot and I can see the potential for them to do some great things, such as Patton, and there's others that I'm just not a big fan of, no matter what the hype is. One of the things I look at primarily is a guy's work ethic, their level of development from their first year onwards, how much dedication they show, that is a big factor in translating college success to NFL success.
I also look at how players fit into a certain system, one guy that was popular around here, that I was highly opposed to was Justin Hunter. Great athletic ability, potential to be a pretty good NFL receiver but I absolutely didn't see how he fit the 49ers and never expected them to take him. He's a terrible, atrocious run-blocker, goes down at the first bit of contact, lets way too many passes get to his body, built even skinnier than AJ Jenkins, yeah he has nice measurables, but didn't fit this offense at all.
Of course, I was pretty much the head of the Coby Fleener bandwagon and we all have seen how that one went, although to be fair, I guess Fleener hasn't been any worse than AJ Jenkins, but that was one where I saw a guy with a lot of tools, a good attitude, a good work ethic, I felt he could make an impact in the NFL, he still might, but it doesn't look promising at this point.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Sep 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM ]