Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I posted this in the CB thread...
It's also interesting that the Niners haven't selected a CB high in the draft for a long time...
2013: 7th round - Marcus Cooper
2012: None Selected
2011: 7th round - Curtis Holcomb
2010: 7th round - Phillip Adam
2009: None Selected
2008: 3rd round - Reggie Smith (projected to safety)
2007: 5th round - Tarell Brown
2006: 6th round - Marcus Hudson, 7th round - Demetrice Webb
So, I guess our FO strategy isn't to spend high draft capital on CBs.
Chris Culliver kind of counts although he was a safety in college. 3rd round isnt that high though. Obviously old regimes in there as well but last ones we took in 1st were Plummer in 2000 and Rumph (s in college though) in 2002. Might be due for one. I think it will be CB or SS in the 1st next year. WR could be a 2nd round need. Either way 2 2nds and 2/3 3rds OR 1 2nd and 3/4 3rds will be awesome. We have a lot of free agents again so might have to do some replacing and depth building again.
If you go back further in 05, Derrick Johnson in 6th, Daven Holly in 7th, In 2006 Marcus Hudson in 6th, Shawntae Spencer in 2nd in 04.
We have definitely missed on a lot of CB's through the 90's and 2000's. Personally, I don't think we put enough emphasis on drafting CB's high in the dark era. We did really well picking up Walt Harris, brought in Nate who was decent at times (but overpaid) and Dre Bly for a year so we put some emphasis in FA but to me not enough in the draft (especially high). I think we are due for one. Who knows who will be with us next year at CB but only ones under contract are Rogers and Culliver. Rogers could be cut to save money. Could also restructure. Definitely seems like we are overdue and should take one in the 1st.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on May 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM ]