Haley will eventually be in the hall of fame. Rathman, Taylor ....were elite players in their position. Wallace & McKyer very good.
Aldon is elite. Hunter and Culliver are very good, as is Miller. CK & Kilgore are unknowns at this point.
Too early to tell, but let's call Aldon Smith & Charles Haley a wash.
The three "very good" players of the '11 draft class will have to elevate to pro bowl caliber sometime in the next 2-3 years. Remains to be seen.
What makes '86 special are two things:
a) They were all big parts of the late '80s/early '90s 49ers dynasty
b) They were all late round picks which exemplify the genius of the picks (see 6th round Thomas Brady for the ultimate example of this)
For '11 to have a shot, the 49ers have to win a superbowl with them.
One thing is for sure is that last year's class >>>> this year's class. Perhaps LMJ & AJJ are at a Kendall Hunter+ caliber, but still......nothing on the defensive side. Without Aldon Smith, how far could we have gone last year?
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Nov 16, 2012 at 7:44 PM ]