Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by SF69ers:
I'm not obsessed with the guy, but I'm saying he would be a decent pick where we're at in the 1st round. Datone Jones would be an ideal pick, but let's face it, he may not be available when we pick. What's with this idea that some of you have that we need an immediate star off the bat so late in the draft? Are you all just used to picking ultra talented players in the 1st round because of how bad we sucked all those years? We need a player that can come in and give Justin Smith or Ray Mac a breather when needed.
Ziggy Ansah has only been playing football for a few years, but he's considered a top notch prospect based off his measurables and some flashes he's shown his last year at BYU. We can go down the list of players that have been drafted high based off their measurables and some worked, some didn't. That's the draft! That's how it works. You see a guy that's got potential, that shows he plays the game well, combine that with your coaching staff and surrounding cast of players and you build your foundation.
I started keeping an eye on Hunt when Mayock mentioned him as a target to watch prior to the Senior Bowl practices. When I followed along, I saw the first day as the only time he struggled. He was overwhelmed, but he got better each day and competed. His measurables are great, no doubt about it, and I look at our coaching staff and feel that he can be molded to be a serviceable player in this league.
I disagree entirely, there's no way in hell I would take in the 1st round or over somebody like Datone Jones, the difference in skillset isn't even close. I'm not worried about picking him because I think he'll take time to develop, I'm worried because the more I see of him, the more I see a giant bust in the works. He's simply got too many weaknesses to along with an inconsistent motor, as I've watched and watched, I see this guy ultimately as 3rd to 4th round value at best...he'll go before that due to his athleticism, but he's simply not a good football player. He's a great athlete, and generally, a lot of busts are great athletes, but couldn't get it done on the football field whereas you have guys who are lousy athletes but make it because they are top-notch football players.
Being strong and fast doesn't make you a good football player, otherwise they would just start raiding track teams and start scouring local gyms for power-lifters.
Never did I say that I would take him over Jones. I said that Jones would be ideal, but he may not be available when we pick.
I guess we'll agree to disagree. I still want to go DE in the 1st and if Datone Jones and Johnathan Hankins are gone, I say we take Hunt or trade down to the top of the 2nd and take him. Not all players are gonna be as perfect as you want, Phoenix, otherwise, they'd be a top-10 pick. But we're picking at the last portion of the round where the mentality is gonna be a bit different because the window for selecting someone that has bust factors grows bigger.
You focus on inconsistencies, but I let it pass a bit since he's still raw and learning. What I see is flashes from the Texas A&M game and even the TCU game. You're looking for a star, I'm looking for quality depth.