Niner's are just taking a High Risk/ High Reward chance with some of their draft picks based on the overall depth of the roster. You have to decide do you take the high level talent that has an injury and would most likely play few if any snaps? Or do you take a healthy guy who may have less talent but could make up for it with coaching to a point but in all reality will probably play just as many snaps as the injured guy with talent would of. When teams have solid rosters they can take the risks and if you hit on an All Pro or a core player then the risk was worth it based on contracts now. As a Hawks fan I can easily say they are injured bad choices and write them off, but as a football fan I fear if they hit on even half of them. With the talent already on the roster a 30% hit rate on these guys could keep the Niners fueled for the next few years. Hawks have been lucky getting guys in the late rounds that have turned out to be core players, but we have also missed on a few 1st rounders and even have cut multiple mid round draft picks before the season has started. My point being a player of Tanks ability is worth the wait, I would hope once our roster is a bit more stable we can take those same risks because the rewards are much more grandeous.
Example: We drafted C. Michael in the 2nd round. Latimore played almost as many snaps. When both are healthy they will almost have the same amount of game time on the NFL level.
[ Edited by Brahn on Feb 21, 2014 at 8:03 AM ]