Originally posted by Garlicboy:
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
Not thrilled about the 6th round pick for an injured safety who wasn't projected to go very high in the 1st place. I don't mind drafting pup list guys but I want guys that would have been 1st or 2nd or possibly early 3rd rounders if they were healthy.
The rest of the draft is solid.
Not realistic, drafting likely 1st, 2nd or 3rd rounders in the 7th round.
Proof in the 2013 Draft.
Tank Carridine- 2nd round
Marcus Lattimore- 4th round
Quniton Dial- 5th round
Spending a late 6th and 3 7th's on injured players IMHO is a wise investment.
Tank was projected aprox 15th. I think we took him a bit early but a reasonable stretch for a top 15 player.
Lattimore was a possible 1st rounder we got 3 rounds later.
Dial I still don't know if he was worth the pick yet. If he plays like a 2nd rounder sure. If he plays like a 4th rounder no way.
I like the Colvin pick and the Millard and Long picks. Don't care for the injured back up SS in round 6 or Easley in round 2. Maybe in round 4 or 5.
My statement about wanting 1st, 2nd or 3rd round talent for pup list guys. Do you really want to spend 5th-7th round picks on injured players that would not have gone any higher than the 4th round if they were healthy? I don't want to spend a 7th round pick on a 4th to 5th round talent with a knee injury.
Also keep this in mind for pup list guys. And yes. , there are exceptions to every rule.
1. With serious injuries some players never make it back. The current stat on ACL injuries is 20% according to an article I read.
2. Players coming off serious injuries that do come back tend to have shorter careers.
3. Even if they come back and play well with a redshirt year you only get 3 years of production before they are FA's and you know how much fun it is for the 49ers to try and resign FA's. 1 yr to redshirt. 1 yr as a rookie to learn. 2 more years and possibly gone.