Originally posted by Wubbie: I have a lot of faith in Tom Rathman to coach up a fullback who's not the best blocker. Garrison Hearst, Frank Gore, and (later on in his career here) Kevan Barlow were all great pass-blockers. Meanwhile, Fred Beasley and Moran Norris were excellent run-blocking FBs.
Oh... With that said, Harbaugh needs to retain Rathman as RBs coach. I'm sure Rathman and Tomsula are the ones Harbaugh will want to keep though.
Originally posted by m_brockalexander: Besides Byham who is already on the roster. Here are the top 3 prospects from the Great Blue Draft Report:
Stanley Havili 6-0, 230 4.65 Southern California
Owen Marecic 6-1, 235 4.85 Stanford (LB)
Shaun Chapas 6-1, 245 4.65 Georgia
Havili is the most versatile and the best receiver out of the group. Marecic is good but not exceptional and Chapas is someone I know nothing about. Between Byham and one of these three, the Niners should have the position covered next year.
What about Hynoski From Pitt. He can run, block and catch. I read that Havili needs to improve on his blocking and Marecic needs to improve on his pass catching.
The 250-pound Taylor is a fullback-tight end hybrid. He's got good size and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. His April 6 and 7 visit highlights the 49ers' desire for a fullback who fits their new offense.
Originally posted by 9moon: i like the kid from USC (Havili) and the kid from UNC.. But i even like the fact that Harbaugh for an insurance just incase his "perfect player" gets drafted by another team..
That's my take on it. marecic is gonna be a Niner... But...just in case we need a 2nd. and/or 3rd. option.. I like the strategy too.. hey maybe we get 2 rookie FB's
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