Originally posted by Big_Daddy:
I guess BPA is flawed to a certain extent, plenty of people in this thread have made that perfectly clear...
BUT we would have ended up with Watt, Doug Martin (rated late first) and Eifert (rated top 12) had we gone that route. Now who doesn't like that combo???
This was a thread to get people talking. That's what Ninertalk is all about. Fan speculation. No ZOMGs or I HATE BAALKE in this thread... just curious notes. If you think I'm stupid, fine. But I'd rather have those 3 over the 3 we got and I'm sticking to it
Once again.....like 5 people have asked you about this.....BPA ACCORDING TO WHO EXACTLY? What if Jenkins WAS the best available player on the 49ers board last year? You keep talking about BPA as if there's some magic objective draft board that everyone in the universe agrees on. Take 32 different teams and you get 32 completely different draft boards.
BPA is in the eye of the beholder. Teams value players differently for a variety of reasons.
One thing about Baalke is that he seems to like the high-potential guys who need to be coached up. Reid, Carradine, McDonald, Lemonier....all need to be coached up, all have a lot of potential, high ceilings....etc. You've got to figure that Baalke values those guys differently than another team might. In any case he's clearly not stumbling around in left field, it was no coincidence that Seattle traded down immediately once the 49ers jumped in front of them and they figured out who the 49ers were going with. I also wouldn't be shocked to discover that the Rams traded down in the 1st as a result of the 49ers drafting Reid. He's picking up quality players based on whatever set of qualifications he has for determining a player's value.
Nobody can say that the results have been bad, if anything they've been outstanding. The jury is still out on Jenkins but who knows what sort of player he can develop into, I haven't given up on him and I think he can do well in the NFL, but even if he doesn't, every GM, even your drafting god Ozzie Newsome makes some picks that simply don't pan out at all......does Sergio Kindle ring a bell?
For his overall body of work, Baalke has done a damn good job and I have no reason to believe that the players the 49ers are now drafting won't help them continue to be successful going into the future.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Apr 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM ]