Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
This draft class was relly mishandled.
The ORG should have seen the logjam at WR and RB and drafted accordingly. I like Jenkins, and James, but the fact is that if they were good enough to justify taking with those picks, regardless of depth, than they should be good enough to be on the gameday active roster.
OLB, DL, OL, DB, TE were all positions we could have addressed with the #1 and #2 picks. Had we drafted for those positions i would find it hard to beleive that they would be inactive on game days. Like i said i like the guys we drafted, it was just a screwup by ORG drafting those positions where they did.
I think you guys are all nuts.
These guys aren't playing because they don't NEED to play them. Good teams don't draft for THIS year. You draft the best available player at the time you have a pick or you trade down. The 49ers did BOTH. You are suggesting the Niners take an OLB they don't think is good as Jenkins or James just because they have a "need" for a BACKUP player? Smart teams don't think that way. They realize that there isn't that large a difference between a guy at a certain position if you take one in the second round and another in the 4th round. It just turns out the guy they took got HURT and is out for the year.
The Niners solved issues for THIS year in Free Agency by signing Moss and Manningham CHEAP. They signed Brandon Jacobs to play behind Gore and James and even HE hasn't played yet. You take James because you know Gore isn't gonna last forever. If you lose Gore you still have Hunter as your starter and James behind him. Thats a move for the FUTURE, not just for this year. This season also gives both Jenkins and James a reshirt year to learn the NFL game and GET BIGGER.
The Niners didn't screw up a damn thing. We as fans just sometimes have much less patience than NFL GMs and we aren't always privy to their long term plans.
EDIT: ...and another thing...Harbaugh did the same damn thing with Luck at Stanford and is doing the same thing now with Kaepernick. We as fans have so little patience it's ridiculous.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Oct 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM ]