Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by NickSh49:
Originally posted by ChaunceyGardner:
"Like other third day gems, I was and continue to be a huge fan of Patton's, listing him at No. 30 in my top 151 pre-draft rankings. After one day of rookie camp, 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco wrote "I can tell you that Quinton Patton is nowhere close to being ready. (But that can be said for all of the rookies.)" I did not attend this practice, but based on Patton's collegiate tape I disagree."
I trust Maiocco.
Adjusting to the pro game can take time, though I know the Zone really wants to crown Patton & Lockette ASAP.
Maiocco was wrong about Kap, he's been wrong about plenty. I'll take his analysis noting that Patton has much to work on.
Maiocco is worse than vanilla, when it comes to player evaluation. One pretty much has to scrap anything he says. That fans will "attend" his chats an ask questions as if he's some kind of authority on players is amusing.
I do agree with Pheonix on Lockette. He is fast approaching his "use by" date. It's difficult to imagine that he'll break out as a #1 or #2 given his history and especially his age. Can anyone recall a player who has been a revelation under similar circumstances? Best one can expect is that he'll be a servicable #4.
Patton's book, on the other hand,has yet to be written. He seems to have it all, minus elite speed.
I rate Jenkins and Patton as front runners to take over as starter. Jenkins slightly ahead. Both ahead of Manningham. That's what I hope plays out.