Have we done well in the draft since the Scott M. era began? Meh, we have done ok. Some bigs hits and some big misses (namely one).
But wow, what is really carrying this team right now are our free agents. Our QB that is really doing a fantastic job is a journeyman free agent we picked up from nowhere. We signed Bruce who many thought was old but is making major contributions.
Defense, though, is really where free agents are making an impact. Justin Smith was an AMAZING pickup; he is playing like one of the best DEs in the game. Takeo Spikes was not a top-flight guy but is playing lights-out solid here. Nate Clements is a great player and might be the best tackler I have seen in a CB. Dre Bly was a nice sign who is doing well as the #3 CB. Michael Lewis has played at a Pro-Bowl level for us.
So give the front office props for some great free agent signings! Now only if our drafts were a little more solid. Guys like Brandon Williams .