Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
The vital difference is that Tramaine was undrafted. When Baalke drafts a CB, the 6'1 Culliver has been the model.
I respectfully disagree in that I don't believe that he's drafted enough cornerbacks to have a model, or at least for anyone to be able to fully describe it.
He's drafted Culliver, he's drafted Cooper, he drafted a smaller safety/CB in Trent Robinson. He also drafted Phillip Adams and Curtis Holcomb, both who are 5'10"....and that is it.
Phoenix is completely neglecting the fact that Baalke DOES favour bigger players, especially early in drafts. We all know this! You argue to not be wrong, instead of finding a mutual solution or agreement. Work on that.
Vance, Reid and Tank are all physically imposing. AJ Jenkins is 6'1", 200lbs and has "E.T. hands". The only exception has been LaMichael James, who they still don't fully trust.
Whether this is a good or bad thing in terms of evaluation is debatable. For example, I hope Tyrann Mathieu wasn't passed on just because of his size, but that's a definite possibility.
LaMarcus Joyner is an interesting player, who like Verrett, has everything you want in a DB, except ideal size. Brandon Cooks is also skilled, but diminutive at WR.
All of these factors, coupled with the fact that this is kind of a make or break draft for Baalke (2011-good, 2012-terrible, 2013-work in progress), add to the drama. I can't wait to see what happens and I fully trust the 49ers brass to make the correct decisions (Trade up and get Mike Evans).