Originally posted by dhp318:
Originally posted by WINiner:
If he does I think you will see GM's rethinking their devaluing of injured players during the draft process. I mean really, is one season missed time worth several round drops? I understand with injury=no guarantees, but with the way modern medicine is treating these injuries they are becoming less and less of a risk.
Carradine was taken in the Top 40 picks, he dropped but let's not pretend he fell into the 3rd or something
Yes but it was the 49ers who took him early. They were mildly criticized for selecting him soo high being injured and all. How many teams have you seen other than the 49ers pick a up player in 1 round or less than that injured player was projected prior to their injury? Most teams let a 1st round talent slide to the 4th or beyond before taking the risk. In consecutive seasons the Niners have selected an injured player in the round after he was originally projected to go. I don't see nay other teams doing so. As I said the rest the league tends to wait a bit longer than the Niners, scared of the risk.
Now I understand our stacked roster allows us to take these risks, but if it keeps panning out for us it's not going to be viewed as such a risk, is my point.
[ Edited by WINiner on Jun 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM ]