Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
You will see them in 2013. Who do you want to bench so they can play? Name it. Instead of just talking smack like you guys always do.
to be fair, I am a huge fan of baalke, but I still think he made a mistake. If you are drafting 1st and 2nd rounders that won't see the field in their first season. Why draft them at all? I'm sure there were players at other positions that would be able to see the field. IE pass rusher, ILB,
Baalke's track record is only 1,000 times better than the previous regime. So he gets benefit of the doubt. I like Jenkins and just think with his speed and hands he will be good. Late in the preseason you could see the speed and hands. He's in a crowed WR corps. Not his fault. What is he to do about that? He's not going to play much this year. That's no indication on him though. I just have the feeling he will be a real good player despite the hissy fits on the WZ.
LaMichael I don't like much. I didn't see anything in preseason. He seems too small, too weak and the speed of the game definitely caught up to from Oregon to the NFL. Not that explosive or fast compared to the rest anymore. I could see him not being a good pick. But I will give it some more time.
WR was our big need for a young guy there. So I think we got that. 2nd round is 2nd round. And people have to remember that where we were picking was really more like a 3rd round guy. It was extremely late 2nd. More like we will call it "an early 3rd." You don't hit on all those guys. That's deep enough in the draft that "very early 3rd" if you will doesn't always work out. The 49ers had no speed and explosiveness. The were slow as molasses. so they decided to add some stuff there. 2 guys. I think they hit on one. We will see on the other. Neither is proven. I just have a strong feeling about Jenkins based on late preseason. He seemed to get better and better. When he "got it" his hands got better and better and better. You could definately see the speed and explosion. LaMichael just doesn't impress me as much. But I'm not such a reactionary little girl like a lot on the WZ that I'm going to throw a hissy fit a few games into rookie year....
You got to give it 2 - 3 years really. And 3 - 4 is more like it for a real grade. I don't think we will find out much about either this year.
People also have to remember that we are picking late in the draft now. That's different from how we used to pick. Top 3, 5, 10. We don't pick there now. We picked 30th. That's a different guy available at #30. I still have a strong feeling about Jenkins. But that's me. LaMichael I'm not sure. But at least I'm willing to give it time.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Sep 26, 2012 at 3:10 AM ]