Originally posted by sspiker:
He wasn't even a starter at Rutgers. Not hard to justify going with someone who was more familiar with the game and the defensive playbook at the beginning of the season.
This. The team tried to get him onto the practice squad and it didn't work. I'm not going to lose sleep over it. What this whole ordeal has shown me is that Trent Baalke can find talent in any round. We'll get a few good corners in this years draft. I do think the lesson the staff will get from this is that they should trust the young talent Baalke brings in more. He's right a lot more often than he is wrong, and if they make use of that talent, this team would be even more lethal. With that being said, I think Marcus Cooper would do well here, but I don't think he'd be AS good. Our front 7 has been good, but not dominant, mainly because of the injuries. Having a dominating front 7 helps DBs a lot. See Carlos Rogers in 2011. Still a good corner in 2013, but he doesn't look as good.
Originally posted by LBSI9ers:I think people have failed to understand Baalke's track record in the 7th.
Some one posted earlier why does Baalke trade for 7th round picks? Because great talent evaluators find talent in every round.