Better than Ronald McDonald a million times over, but better than RayMac, not quite and (maybe) not yet. RayMac has improved each year and can improve even more. However, Dorsey is a better signing than a lot of people may think.
He's definitely not much of a drop off from Soap/RJF. I think he'll replace RJF just fine and for a better price. He's definitely going to benefit from being coached by this staff and playing next to J. Smith/RayMac. His potential is unknown for now, but I do believe he will improve and Niners will get much better results than what the KC CHEFS cooked up!
KOLOHE: The fact that we're debating and comparing the two is awesome. If we're doing that, then you know Baalke and Paraage did good.
SSF49er: dont be Surprised if the niners takeJOHN JENKINS 6'6'' 358 in the 1st round if Datone Jones is gone -- Jenkins can just stand there with his hands up to interfere with QB's (especially that squirrely munchkin from rivals up north)... this dude's height/weight is no joke! IF Niners can get him and turn him into a stud, that position will be set for many, many years...
Now that Ian got paid and (potentially) fills in for/does better than Soap and Dorsey replaces RJF, the Niners are still in need of a NT and (Depth) players on D-Line that will be effective during rotations or unfortunate injury(s).
IMHO, I believe HarBaalke will get the D-Line back to 2011 status or better! They have to... especially with the way the secondary is looking, as of right now. Dorsey is a nice addition to the D-Line that HarBaalke is still fixing.
[ Edited by LVJay on Mar 17, 2013 at 10:50:36 ]