Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
Yeah, I don't see Baalke using his #1 pick on a project...dude could have all kinds of potential, but IMHO you don't use a no. 1 pick that way. When guys like Sylvester Williams could be on the board, a proven "big" who can play inside and out and has mad quickness for a guy @ 315-320 and a senior to boot, you take him and not a junior project. Looking at it from the CB perspective, I'm also not sure there wouldn't be one suitable to be a #1 pick. The one analyst I'd put some stock in is Mike Mayock. He understands players and what teams need better than just about anyone I've seen/heard. McShay's an overpaid, overhyped guy just like Mel Kiper is.
Also for those who want to compare Colin Kaepnernick to Margus Hunt, there is no comparison. There is a difference between being raw, as in you need some development for the pro game, verses raw as in you are learning to play football raw. I have no worries. There is no chance we take Margus Hunt.
Please elaborate on the bolded.
Kaepernick, considered a raw prospect coming out of Nevada, played out of the pistol offense. Scouts and analysts said that it would take him 2-3 years to adjust to a pro-style offense in the NFL, maybe even longer considering the complexity of Harbaugh/Roman's offense.
Margus Hunt has been playing football for four years. He's considered a freak of nature when it comes to his measurables. He was inconsistent in college, but showed that he was able to develop each year. He has shown good quickness, the ability to set the edge, and showed the strength through leverage at the POA. He needs to show consistency in his game and better technique, which can be shown by having NFL coaches. At the Senior Bowl, he struggled his first day, and progressed each day of practice. He gave Eric Fisher, a potential #1 pick in the draft, fits during 1-on-1 practice drills.
I'm not begging for us to pick him at 31, but there is a possibility, and if we do, I have faith in the staff to help him develop. Plus, Baalke has yet to make me regret his draft picks.