By my count, the 49ers will have 14 first round picks on the team by the end of next Thursday: The recently added Ted Ginn, Jr and David Carr, along with Michael Crabtree, Kentwan Balmer, Patrick Willis, Joe Staley, Vernon Davis, Manny Lawson, and Alex Smith. Nate Clements, Justin Smith, and Takeo Spikes came earlier as free agents. And now the 2 first rounders on Thursday, barring trades.
Are there any other teams in the league with so many first rounders?
We can debate how good (or bad) any of them are, but the point is that for whatever reason, the 49ers are putting together a hella group of talented players and in my mind, it's up to the coaches to put them in a position to maximize their collective strengths and generate a winning record.
[ Edited by Yetiman on Apr 18, 2010 at 6:17 PM ]