Originally posted by OldJoe:
Originally posted by pantstickle:
Everyone knows that if two positions are drafted back to back, then the next pick HAS to be that position. It's been that way since forever.
Look I know I have hindsight that they didn't. The draft was strong on OL and S. Typically where you are deep there are no runs. But there definitely was a run on OLs and not at safeties.
Actually it is rare for 3 in a rows. Didn't happend Dalton/Kap or this year OT' 1,2 ... then 4.
Originally posted by FearItself:
I love when fans do this... try to claim that they know more about the situation and the draft stock of a player than the insiders who actually live, eat, and breath the sport, and who just took their team to the Super Bowl last year. Right. I should believe you because you know what you're talking about, and I shouldn't believe our front office because they are just clueless and only have access to every other GM, to every whisper, to every scout, to one-on-one interviews, and are actually talking about players with other teams. Makes sense!
Harbaugh and Baalke? Yeah, they don't know what they're doing. You do though. Riiiiight.
Never said I knew more. AND I HAVE THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. And didn't imply, I would have done better, or even done anything different.
(ps I love guys who cheapshot and don't put their thoughts out there for review )
I'm not really faulting them. They obviously felt that getting Reid was key. And no they don't have a crystal ball, so your are right. Good move given the situation. I am just not happy with the result. I really can't buy he wouldn't have been there at 31. And they could not have known.
Suffice to say don't like the result, happy with their draft decision. Not the same thing.
If Reid isn't significantly better than the other available safeties.... I won't be the only one grumbling here.
That's fair. We as fans have to look at the other end of the spectrum as well. There has been MANY times our own fans were "right" over our own FO as well (esp. prior to the HarBaalke regime). Another thing to consider is that there is no wrong answer here...or not right answer here. Perhaps any move we made resulted in success. We could do no wrong. Or perhaps, we find out that just about every one of these "we should have gotten X, Y or Z instead" players all flame out. Who knows.
What we do know is (now) that this FO loved this kid and did everything they could to get him. It's on them now to develop him and we didn't have to give up much to do it. So this is a win-win in my book.
Another scenario to consider is that if we felt we could have gotten him at 20, just before the Bengals, who would be our trade-partner? Exactly! Chances are we would have had to give up MORE then to move up less b/c our trade partner wouldn't have been the Cowboys.
That alone makes this an B grade for me! It's an A-grade when you consider we fill our most pressing need and factor in all his intangibles (IQ, physicality, can play both spots, leader, wears the dot on his helmet like Whitner now, gold star character, work ethic, he's a 49er fan, has history with Harbaugh, has tremendous upside, picture him in THIS defense, etc.), yeah, this is an easy A-grade!
[ Edited by NCommand on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:08 AM ]