Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by 9erred:
Did you read where I said a head scratcher pick?? I agree, but after last years first round debacle where the commentators yelled out loud "wow" when the niners picked AJ Jenkins and no producers had any game tape to show because no one thought he would be picked on day 1 or day 2 for that matter.
Mark my word, the niners will not go DL (even though I think they should). They will go with a head scratcher Baalke pick. They are 1 for 2 so far, hitting on Aldon and whiffing on AJ Jenkins.
That's partially true and partially false. Baalke drafted some head scratchers in 2011 and 2012, but for all three drafts he has been a charge of (I'm giving him 2010), he has always gone with our top need in the first round. If Baalke is true to form, he drafts a DE or NT that gets less press or is a complete unknown.
Baalke has done a great job as GM. His bad pick(s) were most likely later round guys, Ronald Johnson didn't do anything for us, not even making the p-squad. But overall 2011 and 2012 look fine, James has played great when on field, Jenkins needs to get confidence, and he should get going in the offseason, with Williams and Mario on ACL injuries, he needs to step up in mini camps. Looney has the upside for OG or starting C. Debate is out on Fleming and Johnson, need a full camp for both healthy wise. Robinson hasn't played much, which isn't surprising, he hasn't looked better than McBath.
I think what Baalke has excelled at is Free Agency. Rogers, even with some regression, has been a great pickup. Goodwin has been good. Akers was good, but injury got him. Plus the obvious re-signings Bowman, Brooks, Lee all before they hit free agency.