I like the Ward pick, especially if he really can be that versatile and eventually replace Bethea. If he lives up to all the promise of playing nickel, playing safety, and being great at both, it's a phenomenal choice.
I would have traded up for a WR. I know Baalke was after Beckham and the price was too high, so I respect what happened. But Baalke's still sitting on 12 picks now for this year. Twelve goddamn players to mix in on a playoff roster?!?
And I like that we added Stevie Johnson, but the problem is that we're not developing anyone from the ground up besides Patton. Now if you believe in Patton, then you're ok with this. I'm personally not sure about it. Boldin's gonna be gone soon... I'm tired of them just finding last minute band-aids at the position. Vernon is still Vernon though, so...
All of the picks make sense, but man, you have to wonder what Baalke was doing in previous years drafting LMJ and Marcus Lattimore. Yes, I know Lattimore was essentially taking a flyer, but it's still weird too me. And I guess Kendall Hunter is never going to be our bell cow? Which is fine... I mean, this team's gonna have 3-4 solid running backs for a while, so you can't be mad at that. We probably need to pretend Frankie isn't even there anymore... the future is coming.
Love the o-line picks if they pan out... still mad at this team for drafting Cody Wallace back in the day when EVERY SCOUT IN THE WORLD said he was a bum. Baalke drafted Navorrow Bowman, so I trust his instincts on LB's.