Originally posted by jreff22:It worked well for Culliver too, but these guys were probably the exception! Better for a rookie to sit, watch, and adjust unless that Rookie is an Aldon Smith or a Patrick Willis. Remember, these guys also had grown man body's and were very high picks.
Originally posted by glorydayz:
The 49ers just can't win with us (current fan base). Same people crying about Alex Smith playing way to early in his career (stating that he should have had a year to sit) are now saying that our top two draft picks need to be on the field right away!
So what is it; JH Player developement plan or Nolan/Singletary throw them in sink or swim style?
QB are developmental picks. RB's and WR's should be able to go very early. Hunter did it just fine being a 4th rounder, Miller did it fine after switching from DE and was a Pro Bowl alternate.