Originally posted by 49ERFANb4Uwas: Coach Harbaugh says in his post draft interview that Hunter will also be returning kicks
What about Ted Ginn? I thought Culliver was supposed to be a decent returner too. Whatever.
Baalke was clearly not happy with our return game last year. At least 3 of our draft picks have return experience. I'm sure that's not a coincidence.
Honestly, this is what I wanted them to do last year. Our return game has been so bad that last year every WR, RB, and DB I had in my mock was also a returner. And even though I thougth Ginn improved things, I was still upset that we had so few options. Now we have:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74: For those with any questions about Hunter, take a look at his game against Nebraska last year. He personally ripped them to shreds.
Why do you think he and other RBs fell so far in this draft?
1.) The RB position is just devalued in today's pass-first game
2.) Hunter specifically isn't looked at as a 3-down back; more of a change of pace guy (less value)
We need a change of pace, shifty, fast back. I love the pick.
your wife is putting something in your water, you are never this happy about the 9ers
No kidding...someone killed SD and replaced him with a softer, more cuddly poster.
Regarding Hunter, he's essentially a faster version of Frank Gore...so I think he can be more than just a change of pace back. IMO, he's got the talent to be a front-line RB.
They list him at 5'8", only an inch shorter than Frank. Remember, Rice and Jones Drew where considered too small to be starters. Also, Barry Sanders was a smurf and had no problem being a starter. If you can play, you can play.
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