Originally posted by HearstFan:
Not sure this a good thing. Are we becoming the home of the under-performing 1st round draft picks?
Alex Smith -- has under-performed
Vernon Davis -- has performed a bit better than typical 1st round TE
Patrick Willis -- has been a stellar performer
Joe Staley -- Hmmm, performed?
Michael Crabtree --- I would say under-performs
Iupati -- has performed
Anthony Davis -- I'd say under-performed so far
Braylon Edwards -- has certainly under-performed his hype coming out
Carlos Rogers -- has under-performed -- ?
Donte Whitner -- has under-performed his draft place, although a decent safety
Ted Ginn -- wow, way under-performed his draft place
Now they are looking at Maybin from the Bills? He has clearly under-performed to date.
Anyone else on the team a 1st Round
From a team draft evaluation point...you need at least 4 years and rating criteria. The 49ers have actually done well once Nolan left. Nolan really blew it when he let go Andre Carter and Julius Peterson. That left the team no 1st round draft picks for at least 6 straight years. This was a cause of our recent years in the wilderness..just very poor GMs prior to Baalke. Now if you want to grade Nolan forward we have hit Gold twice with more opportunities ahead. You fail in Round 1 if you do not get a starter or you lose your first round picks. Getting a starter that excels in areas is a solid B. A dominate player scores an A and a ProBowler an A+
A. Smith C Starter, Not top 15, team needs much more
Staley B Starter , Injury prone
Lawson (Gone) B+ Starter, OLB Outstanding in coverage, setting the edge, and special teams, Gone now
Vernon A+ Starting TE A+ 14 TD 2010 led league, 2 Time ProBowl, Best TE Blocker, Automatic mis-match against Defenses
Willis A+ Starting OLB A+ Best ILB in Game? 2 time ProBowl
Balmer DE F Never Started, Gone in 1 year
Iupati TBD Starter , 3rd yr player
A. Davis TBD Starter, 3rd yr player
Crabtree TBD Starter, 2nd yr player - in danger of failing due to camp injuries on same ankle/foot
Aldon Smith TBD Rookie
[ Edited by BrodieWins on Aug 16, 2011 at 7:02 PM ]