Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
I see a huge dropoff from the player selected three slots above him, Vacarro. To me, this was strictly a needs-based pick, and teams tend to find themselves in trouble when that happens (Chilo Rachal is our classic example). You have to stick with your board as much as possible.
The Niners are not alone. The Giants and Bears at 19 and 20 also fell into this same trap. They will regret passing on Eifert sometime soon because they were hoping to fill a big need along the OL.
Now, some will accuse me of stating that I think Reid is a bad player. Reid is not a bad player. However, at 18, you have to do better than Reid. I see him as a late second round, early third round value.
The niners stated he was their highest rated safety, ahead of Vacarro. He was never projected as a late second, or early third round player. Not sure where you get that grade from. Anyways, I wasn't super excited about moving up to get him (assuming he stayed until 31), but I am happy with the player we got. The kid can play and has huge upside.
Mayock ( one of the best in the business ) had Reid going to the Bengals at 21
"I think he really fits the bill for them defensively. This is a bigger safety with great movement skills. He's a playmaker on the back end. I'd like to see him be a more consistent tackler, but trust me: Being coached by Mike Zimmer, he will become one"
I think the same could be said for our staff.
Aside from Cincy, the Giants had big time interest ( I live 10 min from Giants stadium, the radio waves are blowing up because they wanted Reid ) and I read a ton of mocks with the Rams grabbing him at 22 . There is no way in hell Reid was going to last much longer. With our 13 picks, how many rookies are going to make this roster? 7? We need to make a couple more of these trades to secure "our guys" and get a couple 2014 picks, it was a great move.
Love Reid, was pumping him up before the draft and am thrilled he's on our squad. So is Rob Rang =
Rob Rang: A-minus "The Bucs paid big money to ex-49ers' safety Dashon Goldson, but Reid's speed, explosiveness and ball skills may make him an upgrade for San Francisco."
Jump on board buddy!