1 great thing about the niners having so many picks is they can afford to roll the dice on players who they might not otherwise consider taking...
for example, if they think they can make colin klein a passer, he would be a greta pick as a developmental qb...with his running ability he would evetually be a better repalcement for kaerpnick than tolzien would should the starting qb go down
they could take a chance on a smaller guy with character concerns like tyran mathieu, who despite not being the fastest or biggest player has shown a knack for making plays..or a bigger guy with character concerns like armonty bryant of c.oklahoma, a small college pass rusher
i cant recall niners in past reaching on players with character issues but baalke may be willing to do so if it can improve the talent level of his team and the concern isnt more than marijuana use
they could take a chance on players who may have suffered injuries late in the year and may not be able to be ready at the start of the year...one guy like this is quantareus smith of western kentucky----i was looking for highlights of various draft prospects that niners could take and saw that this kid had 3 sacks in game vs alabama--he blew out a knee late in the year...but with harbaugh's ties to western kentucky this kid may be of interest to them as a development pass rushing olb
this has paid off for niners before...they took kevin f*gan from miami when he was recovering from kee inj and he was a great player
[ Edited by hofer36 on Feb 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM ]