Originally posted by NCommand:
LOL. Well, I "am" a 9er fan. So....
On a serious note, love the breakdown. So a B+ plus Boldin, McCoy and a 3rd next year and 10 picks already that's gotta = an A right? Plus when you factor in some additional "project" players that were obviously, hand-picked by our own position coaches (e.g. Roman wanted McDonald and Tomsula got ALL of his guys including Okoye, etc.) it's got to be a solid A.
I filed the Reid pick under the category of "B/c we could..." category. The FO got THE FS/SS they wanted for our system. Period. Now, if the other S's you mention turn out great or Reid flops, yeah, I hear you. But let's be real, we have a lot of house money to play with and virtually, we didn't give up much for him to ensure we got our man (and the other interested teams didn't). Hell, we couldn't GIVE picks away. I imagine Baalke tried to give later picks away and he still ended up with 11. LOL.
Can't fault your reasoning. You're a tough one to out maneuver.
There's usually someone who I have concerns about who really truns out to be great. For example, I never thought that Vernon Davis would amount to anything when the Niners first got him and he turned out OK. So one reason that I'm being negative is that I'm secretly hoping Reid's also a stud and proves me completely wrong.
He's got the measurables, for sure.
Still wish that the Niners had somehow managed to get a few more CBs. Harbaugh said that they had a few targetted, but they got snatched before the Niners came up to pick (I presume). If so, they needed to maneuver better.
Cohn gets a lot of flak on the 'zone and he is a bit of a Negative Nellie, but he is not dumb as people pass him off to be and he does offer an alternate perspective. I've agreed with him respecting the whole CB thing. Although I'm not going to put the doom and gloom spin on it that he does. The Niners will need to address it next year!