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Round 3, #80, the San Francisco 49ers selects Chris Culliver, CB, South Carolina

Originally posted by 5280High:
Culliver plays that outside "go" route as good as any CB in the league, he showed it against Megatron in the clutch, and backed it up against Jordy when the game was on the line.

Yep. Was just about to say, I'd like to see some Culliver on C.J. next weekend. He has the size and speed to hang with him... just needs to play smart and look for the ball at the last second. We do have some good stable of CBs.. but I'd sure like them to be tighter in coverage than what we so often see. (looking at you, Fangio)
His level of play has really improved.

Excellent draft pick-up.
CULLY IN THE HOUSE: Third cornerback Chris Culliver played nearly every snap as the 49ers employed their nickel defense against the Bills, who typically play three receivers.

Culliver entered the game in pass coverage for 121 snaps through four games, according to Pro Football Focus, and allowed only four catches for 30 yards. Culliver has a 42.4 passer rating against him when targeted. That rating dropped some more when Culliver hauled in an interception of a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the third quarter. It was Culliver's second career interception.

-Matt Maiocco

I've been saying it since last year: Culliver has the potential to be our No. 1 corner in the near future. I think this kid is legit.
Cully is a beast! i remember 99% of us scratching our heads when he was drafted lol. what a sick draft last year with cully, aldon, kaep, hunter and miller being huge contributers already
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
CULLY IN THE HOUSE: Third cornerback Chris Culliver played nearly every snap as the 49ers employed their nickel defense against the Bills, who typically play three receivers.

Culliver entered the game in pass coverage for 121 snaps through four games, according to Pro Football Focus, and allowed only four catches for 30 yards. Culliver has a 42.4 passer rating against him when targeted. That rating dropped some more when Culliver hauled in an interception of a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the third quarter. It was Culliver's second career interception.

-Matt Maiocco

I've been saying it since last year: Culliver has the potential to be our No. 1 corner in the near future. I think this kid is legit.

It's funny, the knock on him coming out of college was that he was a bit raw and would need some time to be ready. He's looked extremely polished from the get go. I seriously can't ever remember him getting beaten over the top. It may have happened, but I don't remember it. He doesn't make the mental mistakes that a lot of young corners do. He's always in good position, and he doesn't panic when the ball is in the air. Just an awesome 3rd-round pick by Harbaalke.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Oct 8, 2012 at 1:02 AM ]
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
CULLY IN THE HOUSE: Third cornerback Chris Culliver played nearly every snap as the 49ers employed their nickel defense against the Bills, who typically play three receivers.

Culliver entered the game in pass coverage for 121 snaps through four games, according to Pro Football Focus, and allowed only four catches for 30 yards. Culliver has a 42.4 passer rating against him when targeted. That rating dropped some more when Culliver hauled in an interception of a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the third quarter. It was Culliver's second career interception.

-Matt Maiocco

I've been saying it since last year: Culliver has the potential to be our No. 1 corner in the near future. I think this kid is legit.

It's funny, the knock on him coming out of college was that he was a bit raw and would need some time to be ready. He's looked extremely polished from the get go. I seriously can't ever remember him getting beaten over the top. It may have happened, but I don't remember it. He doesn't make the mental mistakes that a lot of young corners do. He's always in good position, and he doesn't panic when the ball is in the air. Just an awesome 3rd-round pick by Harbaalke.

IT happened a few times but he was beat by great passes by Eli and Brees over the top, even thought Cully had coverage.

He didn't finish the play because he thought he had coverage.
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
CULLY IN THE HOUSE: Third cornerback Chris Culliver played nearly every snap as the 49ers employed their nickel defense against the Bills, who typically play three receivers.

Culliver entered the game in pass coverage for 121 snaps through four games, according to Pro Football Focus, and allowed only four catches for 30 yards. Culliver has a 42.4 passer rating against him when targeted. That rating dropped some more when Culliver hauled in an interception of a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the third quarter. It was Culliver's second career interception.

-Matt Maiocco

I've been saying it since last year: Culliver has the potential to be our No. 1 corner in the near future. I think this kid is legit.

It's funny, the knock on him coming out of college was that he was a bit raw and would need some time to be ready. He's looked extremely polished from the get go. I seriously can't ever remember him getting beaten over the top. It may have happened, but I don't remember it. He doesn't make the mental mistakes that a lot of young corners do. He's always in good position, and he doesn't panic when the ball is in the air. Just an awesome 3rd-round pick by Harbaalke.

IT happened a few times but he was beat by great passes by Eli and Brees over the top, even thought Cully had coverage.

He didn't finish the play because he thought he had coverage.

Yup, I remember those two instances now that you mention it. Still, he rarely gets beaten. You can leave him out on an island and he can hold his own no problem. Great luxury to have for a 3rd corner. It allows Carlos to cover the slot on 3rd downs.
A guy on the football's future forum who I think is pretty reputable put this up... Targets 16 Completions 5 Yards 38
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 8, 2012 at 1:20 AM ]
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Quote:
CULLY IN THE HOUSE: Third cornerback Chris Culliver played nearly every snap as the 49ers employed their nickel defense against the Bills, who typically play three receivers.

Culliver entered the game in pass coverage for 121 snaps through four games, according to Pro Football Focus, and allowed only four catches for 30 yards. Culliver has a 42.4 passer rating against him when targeted. That rating dropped some more when Culliver hauled in an interception of a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the third quarter. It was Culliver's second career interception.

-Matt Maiocco

I've been saying it since last year: Culliver has the potential to be our No. 1 corner in the near future. I think this kid is legit.

It's funny, the knock on him coming out of college was that he was a bit raw and would need some time to be ready. He's looked extremely polished from the get go. I seriously can't ever remember him getting beaten over the top. It may have happened, but I don't remember it. He doesn't make the mental mistakes that a lot of young corners do. He's always in good position, and he doesn't panic when the ball is in the air. Just an awesome 3rd-round pick by Harbaalke.

IT happened a few times but he was beat by great passes by Eli and Brees over the top, even thought Cully had coverage.

He didn't finish the play because he thought he had coverage.

Yup, I remember those two instances now that you mention it. Still, he rarely gets beaten. You can leave him out on an island and he can hold his own no problem. Great luxury to have for a 3rd corner. It allows Carlos to cover the slot on 3rd downs.

Colston and Manningham TDs?
Originally posted by YungAce:
Colston and Manningham TDs?

manningham beat brock not culliver

and that colston TD was in great coverage that was brees being brees
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
Cully is a beast! i remember 99% of us scratching our heads when he was drafted lol. what a sick draft last year with cully, aldon, kaep, hunter and miller being huge contributers already


Yeah, and I will admit I was one of them (everybody else is gutless), but the kid is panning out good. I see him and Cox as our backups w/Brock being moved to safety or replaced by a draft pick (esp. if Brown leaves).
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Originally posted by toppdogg32:
Yeah, and I will admit I was one of them (everybody else is gutless), but the kid is panning out good. I see him and Cox as our backups w/Brock being moved to safety or replaced by a draft pick (esp. if Brown leaves).

Cully as backup? I could see us moving Cully to #1 with Rogers sliding down as to #3 and exclusively covering slot receivers for the last few years of his career. There is no denying that Rogers is excellent at covering both outside and inside but Cully has routinely matched up against top WRs and done exceptionally well(even if it is partly our scheme helping him out with deep safeties on some plays). Cully could very well end up being our #1 corner by next fall, especially because IMHO Brown's best asset is tracking with deep threats while Cully so far has shown he can do everything.

I've been thinking about it since last season ended and I think if buy a new jersey this year that I am going to get a Culliver jersey, Aldon is a close 2nd Cully has been killing it.
Originally posted by toppdogg32:
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
Cully is a beast! i remember 99% of us scratching our heads when he was drafted lol. what a sick draft last year with cully, aldon, kaep, hunter and miller being huge contributers already


Yeah, and I will admit I was one of them (everybody else is gutless), but the kid is panning out good. I see him and Cox as our backups w/Brock being moved to safety or replaced by a draft pick (esp. if Brown leaves).

Ditto. I remember making fun of the pick because Aldon Smith had as many interceptions and Cully did in college.
Eric Davis states on NFLN :

"Culliver will be a Pro Bowler one day."




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