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Your Worst Niner Draft Pick Of All Time

Your Worst Niner Draft Pick Of All Time

Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Justin I dont doubt he had heart. And he couldn't help getting injured. But we all get caught up in the injury prone issue. And he was. I hope he does great in KC, I just doubt he will be "The Best QB" Like his GM said he was.

A.J. showed potential in preseason 2012, but nothing else. I dont think AJ was great, or even good. Alex never showed potential until Harbaugh got here. 11 INTs in yr 1, and 1 TD. I dont care if the team was bad. Alex had no right being the #1 pick. That whole 2005 1st rd sucked. It was the worst time to get the top pick. We should of taken Rodgers. Rodgers throws over 30 TDs, Alex 18 TDs.

I dont hate Alex, like I dont hate AJ, but Alex was crap here. And those who say he "lead" us to the NFC Champ game are fooling themselves. Our D was the reason. What was it, 20 something in Turnover differential. The Defense was the reason.

With the ultimate cluster f**k that Nolan created, I really doubt Rodgers would be a major upgrade at the time. The OL was shabby, the WR situation was pretty bad, and even Vernon didn't get it until Sing straightened his ass out. We were drafting that high for a reason and throwing a rookie out that fast with a team that bad is a recipe for disaster. In Alex's defense (in a lock out year) he looked good with Harbs. Had he been in that situation day 1, I think the legacy of Smith would be a lot different. Part of what makes a bust is not giving the extra effort or having heart. While Alex can be classified as a letdown, I dont look at him like a JaMarcus or Leaf. I think he was just given a s**t sandwich year after year and by the time the proper help arrived he was replaced.

Love it or hate it we dont get to the NFCCG without a stable QB.


Originally posted by chico49erfan:
Originally posted by davide49:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
And my main reasoning for Alex is he was supposed to be the savior, as the top pick, you should be the next best thing. And he wasn't.
And everyone knew that there were no "saviors" in that draft, so your expectations were totally unrealistic from the start. The use of the word savior is all you need to know to understand the psychology of fans out there who take player performance so personally and develop such deep seeded grudges against players.

Aaron Rodg---- oh, nevermind!

WHERE WAS HE DRAFTED? Answer that question please!
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Originally posted by davide49:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
And my main reasoning for Alex is he was supposed to be the savior, as the top pick, you should be the next best thing. And he wasn't.
And everyone knew that there were no "saviors" in that draft, so your expectations were totally unrealistic from the start. The use of the word savior is all you need to know to understand the psychology of fans out there who take player performance so personally and develop such deep seeded grudges against players.
they should have brought back garcia to help out alex but thats a whole other story,, sorry mods,, i could not help myself back to topic,, lets just agree to never draft another wide out with the first round, no offense to crabs
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by davide49:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
And my main reasoning for Alex is he was supposed to be the savior, as the top pick, you should be the next best thing. And he wasn't.
And everyone knew that there were no "saviors" in that draft, so your expectations were totally unrealistic from the start. The use of the word savior is all you need to know to understand the psychology of fans out there who take player performance so personally and develop such deep seeded grudges against players.
they should have brought back garcia to help out alex but thats a whole other story,, sorry mods,, i could not help myself back to topic,, lets just agree to never draft another wide out with the first round, no offense to crabs

Ha, at least not the end of it!
What is it about the end of the first round that sucks so bad?
Carmazzi if only Because we could've had Brady. Oh--and he sucked. Druckenmiller,, too.
Alex Smith lasted longer then the Druckenmiller, who was supposed to be the successor to Steve Young, but ends up getting beat out by Steve freaking Stenstrom
I think you need to add in Alex Smith to the list. Druck, Woods, where picks in range of 27 to 30. Smith was the first pick in the draft. Set the team back a decade.

Finally people are seeing hte light after the KC game, AS could not even carve up the niners second team defense.
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Originally posted by 9erred:
I think you need to add in Alex Smith to the list. Druck, Woods, where picks in range of 27 to 30. Smith was the first pick in the draft. Set the team back a decade.

Finally people are seeing hte light after the KC game, AS could not even carve up the niners second team defense.
the coaches and front office we had at the time also helped to set back things in my opinion. I just think this talk should focus in on who was drafted number one and never produced. I hate the drunk but he did win a important game vs the rams, jenkins did nothing, zero, woods did some stuff in pre season but who gives a s**t about that? hell even lawrence phillips had a 80 yard touchdown run in pre season. stokes did produce. I just think its a tie with woods and jenkins with balmer close behind for recent memory. gino and mcgrew are also in the mix for those "top"four spots
Originally posted by 9erred:
I think you need to add in Alex Smith to the list. Druck, Woods, where picks in range of 27 to 30. Smith was the first pick in the draft. Set the team back a decade.

Finally people are seeing hte light after the KC game, AS could not even carve up the niners second team defense.

Oh gaaad the logic. So if they'd taken Ronnie Brown or Braylon Edwards would that have set the team back a decade?

Yes, performance in a preseason game where the playbook consists of screen passes and dump offs usually is an indicator of total value.

Yes, I've seen the light, 19-5, the Saints game, #1 passer rating in the NFL at the time he got hurt...meaningless.
It's gotta be Carmazzi if only for the fact he was in same draft as Brady (didn't know that before). On that alone he's the worst.
I'll go with Rashaun Woods.
AB, ultimately, because we took alex, we later took Kap. And whereas I don't think Jaws is anywhere near correct crowning Kap as potentially one of the greatest QBs of all time, I do really like Kap. Other thing AB, is , had we taken Rodgers, I just don't think he would have had success here either, due to the 3 putzes we had in er-wreckson, then worse in noln, and finally worse yet in B.M. And on top of that noln was also the GM. After seifert left, mooch did okay as a 10 W guy but he got moved out and then was the reign of hell. I know, it was only for 9 or 10 yrs, but it sure seemed like a lifetime. Then Jed promotes Trent, then Coach H. And the rest is history. I think Rodgers would have played better than alex, but never would have won a SB before Coach H came on board, with trent. And since I believe we lost the last game of each of the last two seasons on coaching errors, I'm not sure Rodgers would have won it for us either.

That said, my undying least favorite was drunkenmiller, who turned out to be one of the trashiest guys ever drafted by this team. He deserves to have his name removed from 9er books in my estimation. Yeah, rashuan liked fishing better than football, and that was a disaster. I do understand your and others fleshing out who we missed out on when taking the ultra bad picks. But I truly don't think Rodgers would have blossomed until he had an OC for more than one yr...and alex had 7 of those in 7 years. Sure we should have taken him, but now with Kap, I am glad we didn't. That said, kap hasn't even played a season yet, but hard not to like what you see.
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We could have had Tommy Brady instead we chose Gio Carmazzi, good job Bill Walsh, ya douche.
Originally posted by Garcia:
We could have had Tommy Brady instead we chose Gio Carmazzi, good job Bill Walsh, ya douche.

You Zoners need a history lesson...

Personally, my vote goes to Ken Willard in 1965 (a decent player himself but a real slow lumbering RB)...taken one slot in front of HOF LB Dick Butkus and 2 slots in front of HOF RB Gayle Sayers...both of whom went to....DA Bears.
Originally posted by nw9erfan:
You Zoners need a history lesson...

Personally, my vote goes to Ken Willard in 1965 (a decent player himself but a real slow lumbering RB)...taken one slot in front of HOF LB Dick Butkus and 2 slots in front of HOF RB Gayle Sayers...both of whom went to....DA Bears.


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