Originally posted by hondakillerzx:interesting to think about what things would be like if they didnt take dalton in front of us since i think harbaugh was targeting dalton. as soon as they took him harbaugh and baalke moved up for kaep. do you guys think we're better off? kaep looks like a steal in the 2nd round so far just based on his tools and leadership ability but dalton also looks pretty damn good. i still think we got the better qb in the long run. what do you guys think about the whole thing?
What exactly is this whole "Harbaugh was targeting Dalton" thing? Nobody has any idea who Harbaugh liked or targeted. Nothing has ever come out saying they were after Dalton over Kaep. I think people just make things up. Kaep has a much higher ceiling than Dalton, so I could easily see Kaep being the prefered choice.
Also, it seems a better bet that the Niners wanted Kaep all along, and knew who was looking at QB, and that Dalton was more highly touted coming in. Him going off the board was the Niners cue to make the move before the next QB needy team picked best available.
If we really had our eye on Dalton, we wouldve made that happen. Obviously i have no idea of their master plan, but trading up to take Kaep as a consolation prize seems unlikely.