It appears that Harbaugh has done a very good job hiring competent assistant coaches. I think another problem that must be addressed is the scouting department. Teams that always have fantastic drafts have scouts that know how to draft in the middle rounds 3-6. Their scouts are able to spot talent. The 49ers have not been able to draft well recently and it has been a major reason why the team has not done well.
Does anyone know if there have been any changes to the scouting department as part of the overhaul?
The scouts will voice their opinion, Baalke will make the final decision with input from Harbaugh and the the coaching staff. As Someone said, the coaches will make their wish list. Based on what happened last year when sing wanted OL, and Ballke got who he thought was best for us. If there is a QB that Harbaugh says we have to get Ballke will listen. Scouts just recommend. You may not realize this most of the scouts on the niners payroll are from before Scotts time. It comes down to scout knowing what kind of player you (the GM are looking for). Only the two or three positions under Baalke get changed like Director of Player Personnel (which was when Baalke got promoted.)
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