Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by JimHarbaugh:
How do you think the 49ers have done after Day 2?
1st) Jimmie Ward S/CB
2nd) Carlos Hyde RB
3rd) Marcus Martin C
3rd) Chris Borland MLB
3rd) Brandon Thomas OT
I just don't understand this draft at all. We need a tall, fast WR. We need a CB.
So we pick a Safety in the 1st round. A slow, one dimensional, thumper RB in the 2nd round. The C is good competition. Borland is better than people think and Bowman is out to start the year so he may start for a while. Brandon Thomas an injured, undersized OT? What?
This team needed SPEED at skill positions on offense. We have none minus Vernon Davis. We got absolutely none. We needed speed and cover ability in the secondary and took one guy out of position no less. We could have used a tall redzone target. We still got none. I just don't get this. It makes no sense.
Did not address positions of need. Did not upgrade speed and explosiveness. Picked a bunch of OL. We did the last few years too. So I guess we gave up on those guys already.
We had a lot of picks. No way all our picks make the team. So Baalke trades back for even more picks? Why? Trade up for quality. Not quantity. We had tall fast WR's staring us in the face and the ammo to deal up in the 2nd and we let it slide by. We had Rasheed Hageman if we wanted to deal up. I just don't see how the guys we got make us much better.
I'm very, very disappointed so far......
You, disappointed?? There's a shocker.
First of all, Ward is a NICKEL CORNER. Why is everyone so fixated on his position saying "S"? He played Nickel on 3rd downs, even when he was a S. He played corner his first couple years in college. Hes got 4.4 speed and great coverage skills. He can play CB. Stop whining about not needing a safety. If Culliver craps out, he will take his place. And if not, he will play Nickel CB and then take over at SS once Bethea is done.
We do need a tall, fast WR, but Calvin Johnson isnt looking for a new team. Outside of Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, there isnt a WR in this draft that is going to take us to the next level in the next couple years. The Evans dream likely died when Oakland saw Mack fall to them at 5.
That "slow, one dimensional thumper" RB was probably the best at his position in this draft. He ran a 4.66 with a bad hammy, so calling him "slow" is dumb. He runs like Marshawn Lynch and Eddie Lacy. That very much fits the Harbaugh scheme which is what sets up our passing game.
Brandon Thomas might have gone in the 1st round had he not sustained the ACL injury in his pro workouts. OL depth is incredibly important, especially when youre about to spend a bunch of money on a franchise QB. If someone goes down, I dont want Adam Snyder trying to protect Kap. Thomas has fantastic upside for being picked 100 overall.
People seem to think that all we had to do was bundle three 3rd rounders and a 2nd rounder, and we couldve moved up to 4 and taken Watkins or something. It doesnt work like that. You have to give up a 1st rounder next year on top of something else to move up that far in the 1st. Its not worth it. 1st round picks are gold now that the new rookie pay scale has made them affordable.
All youre doing is griping about how we didnt get Watkins or Evans, or anyone flashy. LaMichael James has proven that adding "speed" doesnt always help anything. Were going to deal some picks tomorrow for future picks, so they wont be wasted on guys who wont make the team. This draft was about taking advantage of falling value, and staying stocked to replenish free agency losses that we cant afford. Like Iupati.
[ Edited by Niners99 on May 10, 2014 at 2:33 AM ]