One thing I love about this new 49ers FO and coaching staff is that they learn quickly from their own mistakes while not forgetting previous regimes' biggest gaffes.The biggest gaffes of the McCloughan-Nolan-Singeltary era was their almost infatuation with workout warriors and measurables; McCloughan said he had a list of the 40 times of all his players posted on the wall in his office. However, the biggest problem with drafting completely and absolutely based on measurables and not a person creates a higher chance for busts. BPA without the context of your offense/your system really just creates the greater potential for players (and coaches) to not really understand their place on the team.
- Last year the thing that kept them from the SB? Returning options/speed/explosiveness. Ginn on a 1-year and was hurt. What does this FO do? Draft TWO guys who can return and have explosive play.
After almost 2 drafts by this current administration, one thing is clear; the team wants football players - pure and simple. They don't want guys who only get ready for the combine and I love that.
At this stage I'm looking for depth at OL (OT and OG, S, CB, DL). I sitll think it's very possible we will sign a vet off the street.
It's a good things - and I know it's been so long that many of you can't remember - but there was a time when I would routinely skip the 49ers draft because the starters were sooo freaking good, the draft was a footnote of the 49ers off-season. That's a good situation to be in guys!
Remember the days of "oh look we drafted a training camp arm to help out Joe and Steve."
[ Edited by NinerGM on Apr 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM ]