Originally posted by bzborow1:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by 4evrfan:
Still don't get the LMJ pick. If Hunter is to be the featured back, a better complement would have been more of a power, change of pace guy than a runner like LMJ. And what of Jacobs? So far, a superfluous addition. Maybe they're saving him for the second half of the season? When you don't even suit up your top picks, it does raise some questions, and let's face it, neither of them impressed much in camp and preseason. But I digress; back to Hunter. I do believe he has what it takes to be the featured guy, but with a little more "spell time" than Gore has needed. Not necessarily a platoon system, but definitely using our backup a tad more than we do now. Let's hope LMJ develops into that guy, but I think he needs to add at least 10-15 lbs.
Gore-Hunter-James in 2013, Hunter-James in 2014.
Honestly, if that's the scenario its kind of a wasted pick as you can usually find serviceable RB's in every draft.
Myth. They can be found there, but there are teams that go decades without a good one. The Niners don't need just one...they use a STABLE of really good backs.
If they had taken him in the first half of round one I might agree it was a waste...but at the end of the second?
I got no problem with that.