I probably would have rather hang on to him than getting a 7th round pick, if its true. This does not show "incompetence" by Baalke. If any team thinks he'd be that good there would have been better offers even with the email being sent. He made one good play last year and like someone said because he was in the right place at the right time.
Big deal SINGLETARY drafted him in the 2nd round and we got a 7th round pick for him. For all we know the 7th round pick could be a safety who goes on to have a way better career than Mays will have. The Bengals didn't rob us. Think of it this way, The Patriots drafted Tom Brady in the 6th round right? If they traded him for even two first round picks would that be a steal for them?
Mays might have been worth a 6th round pick, possibly a 5th, but for a player that so many questioned his ability to play safety in the NFL even while he was at USC, it would be hard to get anything of value for him.
I remember before the draft they said that they were going to basically stick with the draft board that McCloughan had put together. Baalke was NOT in control then.
[ Edited by btthepunk on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:31 PM ]