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Grade the 49ers 2010 Draft [3 years later]

Like they say, give it 3 years and then you can really grade a draft

1. Anthony Davis
1. Mike Iupati
2. Taylor Mays
3. Navorro Bowman
6. Anthony Dixon
6. Nate Byham
6. Kyle Williams
7. Phillip Adams

I'd definitely say this was a solid draft. Shored up our Oline, got another great ILB and depth at RB & WR.
Only one person in first 5 picks not still with team.
wrong forum! mods please move to draft room?
Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
wrong forum! mods please move to draft room?

phail
Grade: A-

Two All-Pros in Iupati and Bowman, players who valid arguments could be made are the best at their positions.

Davis has some flaws in pass protection, but he's a great run blocker and has a nasty streak, very good player, a Pro-Bowl/All-Pro talent.

Dixon solid contributor on ST and spot RB duty, although I think he's a bubble player in TC this year.

Still not crazy about Williams, but he might stick around to return punts by default.

Adams was good ST player, but then got hurt/cut...Byham was supposed to be a great blocker, but gone after 2011.

Mays was a big miss but at least they recognized it and limited the damage by getting rid of him after just 1 season.
[ Edited by DelCed2486 on Apr 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM ]
First two picks plus Bowman in the third make this an A draft. Had we missed on Bowman I'd say B range.
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A+

Anytime you can come away from your draft with 2 Pro Bowl players and one solid starter is an A+ in my book. Lets not forget Kyle Williams is not that bad of a receiver either.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
A+

Anytime you can come away from your draft with 2 Pro Bowl players and one solid starter is an A+ in my book. Lets not forget Kyle Williams is not that bad of a receiver either.

I think you mean 3 pro-bowlers (Bowman).

When you nail 3 pro-bowl players in the first 4 picks, and you have 2 key special teamers with 2 out of the last 4, you have to give that an A+. Not to mention, Adams has turned out to be a very solid player/top punt returner for the Raiders, so even that 7th round pick was a good one, just not for us though.
Philip Adams is still active, what is he like the 3rd or 4th CB for the Raiders? And Byham played in 11 games for the Bucs last year, so from a pure talent perspective this is a pretty solid top to bottom draft. None of those guys are on the streets or out of football.
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
A+

Anytime you can come away from your draft with 2 Pro Bowl players and one solid starter is an A+ in my book. Lets not forget Kyle Williams is not that bad of a receiver either.

I think you mean 3 pro-bowlers (Bowman).

When you nail 3 pro-bowl players in the first 4 picks, and you have 2 key special teamers with 2 out of the last 4, you have to give that an A+. Not to mention, Adams has turned out to be a very solid player/top punt returner for the Raiders, so even that 7th round pick was a good one, just not for us though.

I'd say A, just because of how badly the Taylor Mays pick turned out. But definitely a very strong draft.
Awesome. What I'd to see is people post their "We should have drafted this guy instead" mocks and see how they panned out.
Solid A. 5/8 still with team. 2 have signed big deals. 1 coming soon.
Great draft.
You draftniks should bring back your 2010 mocks and see how it stacks up. Now that would be interesting to see.
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
A+

Anytime you can come away from your draft with 2 Pro Bowl players and one solid starter is an A+ in my book. Lets not forget Kyle Williams is not that bad of a receiver either.

I think you mean 3 pro-bowlers (Bowman).

When you nail 3 pro-bowl players in the first 4 picks, and you have 2 key special teamers with 2 out of the last 4, you have to give that an A+. Not to mention, Adams has turned out to be a very solid player/top punt returner for the Raiders, so even that 7th round pick was a good one, just not for us though.

I'd say A, just because of how badly the Taylor Mays pick turned out. But definitely a very strong draft.

I just looked at the 2010 draft results, there weren't a lot of names that really jumped out at me that were available in the 2nd:

Carlos Dunlap
i liked adams, i think if he didnt get hurt he would be with us still. guy was good at returns too. hopefully cooper can be a 7th round steal like adams was. overall that draft was great. 3 probowlers, a serviceable late round receiver and corner, and a decent RB. mays sucked (thanks sing...) byham was pretty good too as a blocking TE