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Trent Baalke Draft Patterns and Small School Players

Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Not counting the Singletary years (which may or may not be a fair assessment)


1st Rounders
  • Aldon Smith - rSo - Injury issues, huge upside, major draft day reach (apparently)
  • AJ Jenkins - Sr - Productive, good speed and hands, undersized, major draft day reach

2nd Rounders
  • Colin Kaepernick - Sr - Big arm, huge upside, great speed. Questions about accuracy and being ready for NFL football
  • LaMichael James - Sr - Good speed, great quickness, undersized, not really a position of need at the time, considered draft day reach

3rd Rounders
  • Chris Culliver - Sr - Good size, physical CB, small school and considered a reach.

4th Rounders
  • Kendall Hunter - Sr - Small but good strength, generally thought of as a good pick (good value on draft day)
  • Joe Looney - Sr - Considered project with big upside, injury problems pushed him down the draft, good value pick

5th Rounders
  • Daniel Kilgore - Sr - Undersized G, eventual replacement for C, small school, generally considered medium value
  • Darius Fleming - Sr - Underwelming and injuried, looked to be role player at best, medium value on draft day

6th Rounders
  • Ronald Johnson - Sr - Small, but good speed, seemed to be good value on draft day (didn't make team)
  • Colin Jones - Sr - Special teams player, medium value on draft day
  • Trent Robinson - Sr - Small, but considered good value, potential rotational player
  • Jason Slowey - Sr - Generally considered a bad pick (didn't make team)

7th Rounders
  • Bruce Miller - Sr - Converted DE, good athlete, good flyer pick
  • Mike Person - Sr. - Considered good pick, potential T rotational player (had been cut)
  • Curtis Holcomb - Sr - Special Teams flyer, injuries prevented him from making team
  • Cam Johnson - Sr - Injury issues pushed him down the board, generally considered good value

Jenkins was not a reach. The Rams were going to take him a few picks later.
Originally posted by D-Money:
This data is not accurate and trends cannot be made unless the 2010 draft is added. Baalke was in charge at that time!


I don't know how much difference this makes, but Baalke was not GM in 2010 and was "outranked" by Singletary. I believe that it has been reported that Singletary did influence a lot of draft decisions and even "overruled" Baakle in making the Taylor Mays pick in the secong round. A pick that Baalke did not want to make, it's reported.

Point is: Baalke wasn't calling all the shots.
Originally posted by tohara3:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Not counting the Singletary years (which may or may not be a fair assessment)


1st Rounders
  • Aldon Smith - rSo - Injury issues, huge upside, major draft day reach (apparently)
  • AJ Jenkins - Sr - Productive, good speed and hands, undersized, major draft day reach

2nd Rounders
  • Colin Kaepernick - Sr - Big arm, huge upside, great speed. Questions about accuracy and being ready for NFL football
  • LaMichael James - Sr - Good speed, great quickness, undersized, not really a position of need at the time, considered draft day reach

3rd Rounders
  • Chris Culliver - Sr - Good size, physical CB, small school and considered a reach.

4th Rounders
  • Kendall Hunter - Sr - Small but good strength, generally thought of as a good pick (good value on draft day)
  • Joe Looney - Sr - Considered project with big upside, injury problems pushed him down the draft, good value pick

5th Rounders
  • Daniel Kilgore - Sr - Undersized G, eventual replacement for C, small school, generally considered medium value
  • Darius Fleming - Sr - Underwelming and injuried, looked to be role player at best, medium value on draft day

6th Rounders
  • Ronald Johnson - Sr - Small, but good speed, seemed to be good value on draft day (didn't make team)
  • Colin Jones - Sr - Special teams player, medium value on draft day
  • Trent Robinson - Sr - Small, but considered good value, potential rotational player
  • Jason Slowey - Sr - Generally considered a bad pick (didn't make team)

7th Rounders
  • Bruce Miller - Sr - Converted DE, good athlete, good flyer pick
  • Mike Person - Sr. - Considered good pick, potential T rotational player (had been cut)
  • Curtis Holcomb - Sr - Special Teams flyer, injuries prevented him from making team
  • Cam Johnson - Sr - Injury issues pushed him down the board, generally considered good value

Nice breakdown. I love that most of us have no clue as to what Baalke will do next.

Thanks, ya we all can speculate, but we have NO IDEA what Baalke will do.
Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
I don't know how much difference this makes, but Baalke was not GM in 2010 and was "outranked" by Singletary. I believe that it has been reported that Singletary did influence a lot of draft decisions and even "overruled" Baakle in making the Taylor Mays pick in the secong round. A pick that Baalke did not want to make, it's reported.

Point is: Baalke wasn't calling all the shots.

Exactly. As far I'm concerned 2010 does not count on Baalke's resume.
Another thing to consider...

With 5 total picks in rounds 1-3 so far, Baalke has netted us Aldon Smith, Kaepernick, James, Culliver, and Jenkins. Not bad at all.

Now, consider that he's currently looking at 5 picks in rounds 1-3 this year. I know I'm stating the obvious, but this draft could really set us up in a huge way. Adding 4-5 more impact guys in this draft could make us completely dominant for a long time.
[ Edited by JamesGatz83 on Mar 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM ]
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