Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by Rascal:
OK, I miscounted, thank you, but I still think is excessive.
But, the point is with 13 picks, we didn't exactly walk away from the draft like wow the 9ers cleaned up big time if you will which many had expected.
You look at the Rams and Vikings and you go whatttt !! A huge difference there without a doubt.
A few things.
Most people grading drafts are giving the 49ers very high scores. There is another thread with a listing of the various grades.
I have to get to work so I can not find it right now.
Much of your grade is based on the fact that the 49ers did not pick the players you wanted. They did not pick any of the players that I wanted either.
But, what I wanted or what you wanted is not very relevent to the grade they should get.
This year I am not attempting to grade the draft. I am going to wait and see how it turns out.
The discussions are interesting, seriously it takes two or three years to honestly evaluate a draft.
In three years, your grade might prove to be correct.
Well, you are not wrong to say we can only grade the draft a few years down the road cos that was the way we drafted.
My point being is teams like the Rams or the Vikings drafted players that can contribute from the word go. Even if the wideouts are not fully ready per se, guys like Austin and Patterson can at least return kicks and punts right off the bat cos that is an inate talent.
Those are type of players I wanted who can make a difference now cos we badly need to win the Super Bowl this coming season.
Besides, I doubt anyone (if being honest) can tell me, the Vikings and the Rams didn't draft better than the 9ers.