Originally posted by 49ersScoutHistorian:
Roy Barker was a bad pick. Solid enough player but come on. Even if you're thinking in terms of a 4 man d-line and only guys who would play LDE in a 4-3, Fred Dean and Dwaine Board both played in those types of packages and would clearly get the edge over Barker.
Some of you guys dont seem to understand the criteria. If were picking a team based on the best players who have ever suited up as Niners, itd just be littered with HOFers at every position. Im talking the best at each literal position, AS Niners.
Fred Dean had one BIG year as a Niner, but most of his HOF career was achieved with SD.
And Dwaine Board played RDE, not Left.
In 3 seasons as a Niner, Roy Barker racked up 30.0 sacks and 10 FF. We havent really had a mainstay player at LDE, so Barker won that spot for me based on big production in a short amount of time.
You lost a TON of credibility by picking Deese over Staley, and then calling Staley "overrated", and saying he gets beat all the time.
What is that based on, Mr. scout? Because Pro Football Focus scouts every play of every game, and the results say Staley has been ELITE the last few years.
Deese never even made a pro bowl team. Staley is a 3 time All-Pro.