Originally posted by redmanc07:
Originally posted by matt49er:
Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Joe Staley, Chilo Racel, David Baas, Glen Coffee (early but so what), Josh Morgan, Deshun Goldston, Adam Snyder, Paryls Harlson
this team has drafted alot of starters and a few stars...several up and comers and I beleive have done a nice job of building via the draft...this year this group will lead us to the playoffs...next year Scotty can really prove his draft wortyness with 2 1st rounders.
The only thing that worries me about that is he hits more in later rounds then he does in the 1st
Those teams that are great in the NFL are the ones that do a good to great job of drafting in the later rounds. My hat is off to McCloughlan for his ability to find a Morgan, Harlason, Walker, Hudson, Brown and Goldson all in the 4thround or later.
With regards to our 1st round picks verdict is not in on VD. In Martz offense he only had the ball thrown to him 32 times last year. Under Hostetler, well let’s just say I wouldn’t let him be my OC while playing Madden. Raye has spent time with him on his catching and he is doing much better and he knows he is going to get the ball so I suspect he is concentrating a little more vs Martz who lied to him and us by saying VD was going to get lots of passes. Lawson essentially missed an entire season and was at 85-90% last year. Staley and Willis are studs and have been worthy off a 1st round pick. Smith is a bust and will end up playing for someone else and be a perennial 2nd stringer, Balmer I will wait my customary 3 full seasons to pass judgement. Crabtree will eventually sign and in year 3 begin playing like a 1st round pick. He will be totally useless this year and essentially a rookie in year 2 of his contract.
I don’t normally get caught up in rookie hype but McCloughlan 2009 draft might be his best one yet especially FA pick ups Sheets and Boone. Even with out Crabtree Coffee is getting better every day, McKillop, Davis, Pascoe, Taylor, RJF, Sheets, Boone. If this class works out we have solidified WR, RB, TE, LB support for years to come. Who knows Davis may end up becoming our future QB. Lets not forget we also secured an additional 1st round pick in a draft that everyone is saying will be far better then the 2009 draft.
For once we will have problems keeping quality players. We now have guys that other teams want. With N. Davis performance tonight no way he gets through waivers and on to a practice squad. Any WR, TE, RB we cut will get picked up by someone. I don’t see Boone making it through waivers he is showing great self discipline and that he is over coming his personal issues. I am glad that I will not have to decide which final 3-5 guys makes it or get cut.