Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by theninermaniac:
Agree with Mack, Robinson, and Watkins. Zach Martin really that high? How did Gilbert not grade out ahead of Fuller?
One thing about Gilbert that bothers me. Relies too much on his athleticism. Often very sloppy in technique. Can it be corrected? Sure. Does he have all the physical tools? Sure. I simply grade Fuller slightly over him. Believe he will be more dedicated to the NFL than Gilbert.
After seeing your grade on Fuller I decided to watch some more highlights of him and I can see why he has such a high grade. I could easily see him being a top 20 pick and the 2nd CB off the board. But the athleticism of Gilbert is exactly why I feel he should have a higher grade. Great size, long arms, and superior speed. His combine performance of 4.37 40 time and 20 reps of 225, in addition to his impressive field drills, puts him as a top 10 grade in my evaluation. I can agree Fuller may be more developed technically, but that just puts him closer to his ceiling.
Also, great job noticing Telvin Smith. He's not getting a lot of publicity, but he is going to be a monster in the NFL. How would you see him fitting in with the Niners? Would you put him at safety or OLB in our system? I tend to favor him as OLB for the Niners, but he could be a great in-the-box safety. Could we get more analysis of what you see in him?