Originally posted by bigwads:
Wow, some serious homerism here. At the end of the day we didn't select one player that should start week one. I gave a C- and it could have been an F.
I hear that, but in fairness, who could we have possibly drafted that would be a starter week one? No WR in the draft after Watkins would start over Crabtree and Boldin. We could have moved up for a big CB that could have possibly beat Culliver or Brock, but that is about the only move that could have produced an immediate starter.
As it stands, Jimmie Ward will be a big contributor as the nickel CB. That is pretty much 1 starter right there.
Borland could start in place of Bowman to start the season (must beat Wilhoite).
Marcus Martin was the top rated center in the draft and could start at C (must beat Kilgore).
Hyde was the top rated RB in the draft. I love Frank Gore, but he is past his prime and Hyde has the ability to win the starting job outright (must beat Gore and Lattimore).
So if you count nickel CB as a starter, I think this draft class will produce 2-3 week one starters and several more key backups.