Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
Nice rundown, Drust. I thought we'd take a CB earlier, but with signing Asomugha, the FO apparently thought they were good for the coming season. We also don't know if they have long-term plans for Brown...if they do, that'd add to the reasons they only drafted Cooper late. BTW, since he played w/Logan Ryan at Rutgers, he most likely gained some very good experience, since he was undoubtedly picked on quite a bit. Like his size and speed, not to mention his strength (20 reps X 225 lbs). WRT to McDonald, some fans have apparently forgotten that Walker wasn't a good blocker at first, but improved over the years. With his size and strength, he can be coached up to be the blocker they need him to be. Good point WRT interior OL, particularly C. Can't tell you how many mocks, both in this forum and a ton of others had us taking a C, some as early as the 2nd rd! I agree, it's going to be Looney. The man's a real bad-ass and could be the kind of dominating C Newberry was in his prime. For OT, I like Marquardt's chances. Dude came from a small school, but was projected to be drafted 5th-6th rds. I figured we'd draft an OLB if for no other reason than Haralson's only signed for 1 yr. I like the Lemonier pick. Mayock and others were talking about how he could line up opposite Aldon in the hybrid to pressure the QB. I was calling for Baalke to pick Da'Rick Rogers, but he went undrafted and signed w/Bills. I'm very happy we got Patton, though. Dude's an excellent receiver with no baggage...NFL.com draft profiles compared him to Reggie Wayne, yes! I understand Moody's a ST demon, so coupled w/Skuta, Coach Seeley should have fun with those two. Again, very nice rundown.
I was with you on Da'Rick. I just really shows you that this FO values character just as much as 40 times. I didn't know much about Patton at the time of the draft. I've been reading up on him ever since and really like what I hear. He's another one of those hard working team leader types this FO covets. Here's a good article I read about him at the Senior Bowl =
And a scouting report prior to the draft
((( With his consistent play at Louisiana Tech, Patton's peers have taken note. After Patton's junior year, Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks showered the wide receiver with praise. "I feel like (Patton) from Louisiana Tech is the best receiver I've played against since I've been here," said Banks in an interview with Chris Low of ESPN.com. "I've gone against some good ones in the SEC, too, but he's probably the most complete." )))))
That's some high praise from a great college cover CB. With the 9ers track record over the past decade, I will pump the brakes, but it seems like we may have picked a gem in the 4th.