Originally posted by elguapo:
Very true. We haven't been good drafting CBS lately either.
I trust Baalke a lot more than McCloughan. McCloughan wasn't horrible, he had some nice picks but we had far too many big misses. I think he did a decent job with trades as well. I think two years we had 2 1st rounders under him. Lost a 1st in 07 for Staley but got it back from Indy for a 2nd although we used it on Balmer. Bottom line you have to hit on your early picks. A lot of the bad teams don't. You can afford to miss on the middle rounds but you have to hit early. We haven't done a good job with the late rounds either. UDFA we haven't gotten any big steals. I expect under this regime we start having a lot more solid drafts and not as many misses.
Round 3 under Baalke... Navorro Bowman, Chris Culliver
Round 3 under McCloughan/Nolan/Donahue... Glen Coffee, Reggie Smith, Jason Hill, Ray Mcdonald, Brandon Williams, Adam Snyder, Frank Gore, Derek Hamilton, Andrew Williams, Saleem Rasheed
So 49ers have as many hits in round 3 in 2 years as those other guys from 01 to 09 (9 drafts)
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 9, 2012 at 2:50 AM ]