Originally posted by Negrodamus:
lol at the comparison. c'mon son you're bugging if you think Ward is the version of Earl Thomas. ET was nine hundred and ninety nine million miles ahead during his playing days at ut and when he got drafted. please lay off of drugs. whether it's a natural drug or synthetic. the synopsis in your brain is firing irregularly due to intake of such substances.
Although I was surprised and initially said huh, I already knew that Baalke was gonna do his own thing. Still I am surprised that they didn't go after Dennard or Verret. Although I knew some teams may not want to trade back that far, some are assuming another that another team will just give up a pick based on the calculator, not taking into account only if their player is not their or that they can still get the player(s) they want at that position.
With that said espn did make a comment that Ward made plays that made Earl Thomas jump up and cheer (whether that is true or not I don't know. Watching the highlight video though of the 2013 Bowl game against Florida State, he was playing/position more like a CB than a safety. The guy also had 7 interceptions last year and good speed at 4.45 and 4.47. In case people have forgotten, a lot of people reacted the same way with Culliver a third rounder, the niners will do the same. As long as he produces the draft position value is good. Its just that people didn't hear much of him leading up to the draft and established their personnel biases based on other peoples thoughts.
The espn broadcast team said this was a good pick for the niners and were saying the same thing that he will be probably be switched to CB. I am just glad they didn't pick Robey. Also when it comes to DB, Baalke seems to do pretty well. Its receivers that he has not fiared well with yet.