Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by rk1642:
Get your analysis but there is allot of potential in there and not immediate impact.
With all of our picks (and high ones at that), I expected more impact for this years campaign rather than just for potential.
If Lattimore can come back and stay healthy, I think it makes this draft look so much better but at the moment, I'm not that excited.
I get potential, for example, Reid may be better but he may not? And say what you will but Goldson made impact hits that set the tone in a lot of games and helped make our D a feared unit.
I just can't wait till preseason so I can see them play and I'm sure I'll have a better feeling about this draft at that time.
How many starting spots do you see on this team? "Immediate Impact"? Where is there opportunity for it? Good teams don't NEED immediate impact because they plan ahead.
The 49ers lost 2 important pieces. They replaced them both. They addressed OLB depth which was a problem and drafted Justins possible replacement. That replacement (Carradine) will probably be healthy enough to contribute to the rotation this year. Patton and Lattimore were gravy....and FOURTH ROUND PICKS. If you are looking for immediate impact players, you don't typically find them min the 4th round.
There simply aren't that many open spots for a starter.
As for Reid/Goldson, I honestly think Reid will be better. I was hedging my bets there because I dunno if he'll be better as a rookie.
That is my concern as well. I disagree with your statement that good teams don't need immediate impact players. By definition you are essentially saying the 9ers will be more than fine with the same team as last year which to me is very far from the truth. But, you are right to say typically you don't find them in the 4th round. That is exactly the problem I have with this draft, in particular I just don't think we did enough on the offensive side of the ball.
They were just showing a replay of the Seattle game here, it was painful to watch, we simply didn't have enough offensive weapons to overwhelm their D. It was further compounded by the loss of Vernon, that was why I was shocked we picked Vance McDonald who is a project and will require a lot of work. All I hope is if some of the back-up WRs can breakthrough in this offseason as it will give us a better chance. But, I just don't know which WR can really stretch the field as an x receiver for the deep ball to give us that added dimension. May be Ricardo if he can make the roster perhaps ? I am also hoping some of these multi-role rookies such as BJ Daniels and MarQueis Gray can give us an x-factor if Greg Roman can get creative with them. Bottomline is our O will have to get better if we are to stay in the hunt in this coming season.
Vance Mcdonald is not a no.1 TE though, he's been picked to take over Walker's role as a multi-purpose TE that blocks. Our number 1 TE will always be Vernon at this stage in terms of a go to target. We're a run first team so there's no point in drafting someone like Ertz or Eifert when McDonald will do more for our run game and also give us a big red zone target, he's a monster blocker apparantly.
I like the pick, it's not a glamour pick but it is one based on how our team plays and what type of player we need in that role to fit our type of offense.