Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by NinerGM:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Ugh we should've traded back some more. We could've got this guy in the 4th. Baalke is a dumbass.
Baalke isn't running the draft by himself. Remember all defensive coaches are in that war room and have had input. So it's not just Baalke you're calling a dumbass, it's also Vic Fangio and Ed Donnatel. There's no way you can separate the two unless you're sure the entire defensive staff wanted someone else and Baalke insisted on this one person, it's not all on him.
Wow, Baalke isn't stupid with this pick. I predicted Culliver would go in the third. He's a very good safety prospect, and is likely the one who'll replace Goldson.
Is he? I haven't heard much about this guy. Further, how many F*cking safeties can we draft? Is Mays already dubbed a bust then? Or are we going to play Mays and a rookie in the centerfield? that's a scary thought (not in a good way)
I half take back what I said, because the team isn't moving him to safety. He's going to be groomed at corner. With that said, he should not start out as anything more than the #4 corner, but if successful, he could be at least a nickel guy.
Culliver has great speed and hips, but it's the mental game that is the issue. He is still learning to play the position. Apparently we think he can do it. The only reason he was drafted this high is because a team looking at him as a safety of the future probably would've taken him in the 3rd. He projects better to safety in the immediate, but as a corner he'll be transitioning. We'll see how that turns out...