Originally posted by DrGonzo00:
I think Moody will be a special teams guy who could really shine early on and wait until he gets in on defensive plays. Guy was a safety who transitioned late to LB...means he's probably got some good open field skills/speed and likes hitting. Maybe he drops some weight and goes back to safety?
I think, given Kap's skill-set, we may want more offensive options and pass catchers, which is where a guy like Vance McDonald makes sense. If Kap is scrambling and and making plays on the run, having a TE who played some wideout can be huge.
This is a really good post. You make some excellent points.
So often, zoners have a knee-jerk reaction to a pick without really trying to understand why the guy was chosen. Believe me, the Niners have a plan for every draft pick they make. This is a once a year event upon which the future of a franchise is determined. In other words, this is serious stuff for these guys. They don't just make picks haphazardly.
Personally, I love the McDonald pick and even the Dial pick. Both of these guys are good athletes and going to provide good depth at key positions. McDonald may even play a lot in his rookie season given his versatility.
Overall, I sense a pattern here when it comes to a typical Baalke pick...
1) good overall athleticism
2) has some speed
3) has long arms
4) loves the game of football
5) has a strong work ethic
Look back on all of his picks and I think you will find that this is true more often than not.
Oh BTW, I'd give this draft a solid A
overall. Filled a lot of needs with excellent talent and great value in many cases.
[ Edited by nw9erfan on Apr 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM ]