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Mel Kipers initial draft grade

Originally posted by NickSh49:
What the hell are we gonna do with all these guys?!?
convert everyone to a pro-bowler this summer and trade them for day2-picks in 2015 or win the superbowl 49.
We'll, if Count Mockula says so, it's gotta be true......
Originally posted by NickSh49:
What the hell are we gonna do with all these guys?!?

A few go on season long IR, let's say three. Then of the remaining 9, five make the team. The four that get released are signed by the Seachickens, forcing Kiper to raise his grade on them because they picked up our scraps.
Originally posted by NickSh49:
What the hell are we gonna do with all these guys?!?

*snaps pool queue in half*

"Try outs!"
This was a solid draft. If you're a specialist and want to play for the Niners look elsewhere, they want football players.
Originally posted by highway49:
We'll, if Count Mockula says so, it's gotta be true......

So does SI, NFL.com, Scouts Inc, and a bunch of other places. Kiper's opinion seems to be well aligned with the majority. Baalke beat up this draft like it had stolen his last dollar and then had it make him breakfast afterwards.
  • Dapro
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I think we signed 7 UDFA too!
Originally posted by Dapro:
I think we signed 7 UDFA too!

Every team signs as many UDFA to get up to 90 players on the roster.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
So does SI, NFL.com, Scouts Inc, and a bunch of other places. Kiper's opinion seems to be well aligned with the majority. Baalke beat up this draft like it had stolen his last dollar and then had it make him breakfast afterwards.

He really did. He pounced on the Stevie Johnson opportunity which is absolutely huge imo, and then turned around and replaced the pick he used to get Johnson in a trade which saw him move back several spots and then using the picks gained from doing so, minus the 4th for next year, to move into the pick directly behind his original to get the guy he wanted there anyway.

The way Baalke played this draft was a lot of fun to watch. When all was said and done the Niners traded a 7th for Stevie Johnson plus some other minor trading. While not who I would have picked in many of the spots, I like all the players and feel real good about our roster going into training camp.
Originally posted by English:
And the window stays open.......!!

This was the key! We got better short term, and we'll be in competition for the long term as well.

"Baalke hits it high! He hits it deep! IT! IS! OUTA HEEEEEERRRRREEEE!!"
Guess you can't impress everyone, CBSSports grades our draft below seattle's
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/pete-prisco/24557993/grades-lots-of-as-and-no-fs-much-to-like-in-2014-nfl-draft
Originally posted by judodono:
Guess you can't impress everyone, CBSSports grades our draft below seattle's
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/pete-prisco/24557993/grades-lots-of-as-and-no-fs-much-to-like-in-2014-nfl-draft

Pete Prisco.

'Nuff said.
Originally posted by judodono:
Guess you can't impress everyone, CBSSports grades our draft below seattle's
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/pete-prisco/24557993/grades-lots-of-as-and-no-fs-much-to-like-in-2014-nfl-draft

Hard to take that one seriously. You can boost up the Raiders draft, the Pack, giants or Vikes but Seattle?

No.
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Overview: The 49ers also traded a conditional 2015 fourth-round pick to Buffalo for Stevie Johnson, though GM Trent Baalke recouped the 2015 fourth-rounder in a day-two trade with Miami.

It's almost inevitable that a team with so many selections will warrant high "grades" after the draft. The 49ers had a lot of picks, and turned them into a lot of good prospects. Each of the first six players San Francisco selected were at one point or another projected as possible late first-round picks during the pre-draft phase.

Borland, Thomas, Lynch, Reaser, and Millard are all year-one "redshirt" candidates.

Ward, Hyde, Martin, Ellington, and Johnson all offer potential to make rookie-season contributions.

They were one of only two NFC teams I assigned an "A".

Grade: A

http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/47166/174/draft-2014-nfc-draft-grades?pg=2
Originally posted by judodono:
Guess you can't impress everyone, CBSSports grades our draft below seattle's
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/pete-prisco/24557993/grades-lots-of-as-and-no-fs-much-to-like-in-2014-nfl-draft

Pete Prisco. I'd be worried if he gave the 49ers an A. He railed on them for drafting Aldon over Gabbert too.