Originally posted by Garlicboy:Just posted something regarding the theft of 49ers practice squad players and the sound reasoning in drafting injured ACL players. The only answer I see is the NFI list. Using the late round draft picks to draft injured players you can stash on the NFI list.
Just a refresher, The Chiefs stole Marcus Cooper off the practice squad, the Dolphins stole Michael Thomas off the practiced squad, and even the Jags stole UDFA rookie TE Marquies Gray off the practice squad.
My latest mock: I have QB Logan Thomas being converted to a TE. I have 8 healthy picks with 2 possible practice squad candidates in Thomas and Gallon/Archer.
#2a S LaMarcus Joyner (T. down 2015 3rd), trade 1st for 2nd & 2015
#2b CB Pierre Desir
#2c WR Martavis Bryant
#3a C Weston Richburg
#3b WR Donte Moncreif
#3c ILB Yawin Smallwood
#5 Inj. QB Aaron Murray (Trade down for 2015 7th), 4th for a 5th & 2015 7th
#6 Inj. CB Aaron Colvin (Trade down for 2015 7th ), 5th for a 6th & 2014 7th
#7a TE Logan Thomas (Trade down for 2014 7th), 6th for a 7th & 2015 7th
#7b WR Geremy Gallon or Dri Archer
#7c Inj. OG Spencer Long#7d Inj. FB Trey Millard
#7e Inj. S Nickoe Whitley (7th round pick obtained in trade down)
2013 Redshirts/Injured: NT: Ian Williams, DT: Dominique Dial, DE: Tank Carridine, DE: Lawrence Okoye, OT: Marquardt, RB: Marcus Lattimore
*No D lineman, OT, or RB needed in 2014 draft due to redshirt/Injured players returning in 2014
UDRFA/ Undrafted Rookie Free Agents: QB: Connor ShawQB: Denarius McGheeDT: Chris Whaley (INJURED)
Interesting take. I'm not sure I would go that way with the picks, but I wouldn't hate that draft necessarily.