Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Hrrmm...replied before but somehow disappeared...
2012 wasn't as bad as people think.
Jenkins was a bust. No getting around that. James is a good player who is simply buried on the depth chart. He's played well when given an opportunity. Looney is a good backup. What people seem to forget though is that the 49ers spent a great deal of time in 2012 moving down and OUT of the draft. They got a number of their picks in 2013 in draft day trades in 2012. Without some of those moves, the 49ers would not likely have been able to give up a 3 to move up for Eric Reid while still being able to select Corey Lemonier.
These drafts don't exist in a bubble. To look at them that way gives you a false sense of success or failure.
In 2012, the 49ers weren't looking for a bunch of starting players. Their roster was full and had few spots to fill. They deferred those picks and is a big reason this last draft looked so good.
Look at the Seahawks 2013 draft. How many of those guys are contributing? They were in a similar spot with few holes to fill. The difference is that they traded for Percy Harvin who hasn't played yet. Christine Michael looks good but he can't get on the field either because Lynch and Turbin are ahead of him.
Baalke is just fine. Peeps need to chill. You don't hit on every pick. His first round record is Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Aldon Smith, AJ Jenkins, and Eric Reid. I'll take an 80% success rate.
the homer glasses are clouding your judgement. lol
Read my reasons and it'll make more sense.
If you just look at the players drafted that year, it looks kinda ugly. My point is that they traded out of the draft several times and without those moves 2013 wouldn't be as good as it was.