Originally posted by matt49er:
Just like every year I sit around, categorize the positions of need, narrow down the players I'd like to see wearing 49er colors next year and since the Baalke era scratch my head on draft day and say to myself wtf? Who? Well this year guys and gals, I'm promising myself that I'm just going to sit back, cheer whomever the organization chooses to pick and trusting it.
Many of us are down on A.J. Jenkins, I for one think everyone that is trashing him now will be in the same position everyone that trashed the LMJ pick were in when he exploded onto the scene when Hunter went down and he got some PT. Sure I think we need a DT, CB, WR and some DL/OLB depth like everyone else, not to mention a K at some point in the draft.
The question I have for everyone here is, will you be pissed when nothing you think should happen actually happens and the team drafts someone or a certain position you do not like?
Not at all!! At least not me. Last year I thought we'd go WR in the first (though many, if not most here wanted a TE - Cody Fleener - in the 1st), thought I didn't expect A.J. I had him as a early to mid 2nd orund selection. Plus I thought we'd get a real bruiser RB, so LMJ was a surprise to me but it made sense. The Aldon Smith pick totally blind-sided me. I was for sure we'd get a CB (I wanted Patrick Peterson). I thought CB was the bigger problem than pass rush. But I wasn't pissed. I understood the picks and why JH & Co. picked them.
Haven't posted my mock yet (waiting to see the combine) but I'm sure I'll shocked a little this year as well. But honestly, I don't expect much shock this draft, at least not by position
. Unlike previous drafts, we're not drafting for first season starters this time. We need talented depth at key positions, namely on the D-line. The only surprise I envision is in the deals we'll make, and nobody can predict that, not even the GM. But with 14 picks, and 15 with a possible Smith trade, we all can bet there will be deals.
Either way, in JH I trust.