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49ers select QB CJ Beathard - Round 3, Pick 104

If we liked Beathard that's cool but we could have got this dude in the 5th
If he's good our fans will make jokes about how he makes us want to Beat Hard

If he sucks our fans will make jokes about how they want him Beat Hard
Oh god wtf
OVERVIEW
A lot of people know that the Hawkeyes' signal caller is the grandson of former NFL general manager Bobby Beathard -- but now C.J. is a father in own right after he and his girlfriend welcomed a girl (Lyla) into their world in December. He was the most prolific quarterback in Tennessee his final two years of high school (runner-up for one of the state's Mr. Football awards). As a redshirt freshman, Beathard played a little (9-27, TD, two INT) and the following year he saw the field more often (nine games, one start, 645 yards, five TD, two INT). He was given the reins of the offense as a junior, earning team MVP and second-team All-Big Ten honors by completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,809 pass yards, 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Beathard wasn't as effective as a senior (56.5 completion pct, 1,929 yards, 147TD, 10 INT) but is still considered a solid developmental prospect.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS
Played in pro-style passing attack, working under center and from shotgun. Capable and confident rolling out. Squares shoulders to deliver strikes. Completed 57 percent of his passes outside of the pocket at Iowa. Showed improved touch on short throws. Footwork and pocket mechanics look solid. Throws with some natural accuracy despite pedestrian completion percentage. Better tape in 2015 as he had to overcome injuries to key targets in 2016. Has the arm strength to throw the deep out without laboring. Trusts his line and keeps eyes downfield. Plays with relatively calm demeanor. Good feel and timing for screen game. Knee brace slowed him some during senior season, but he has ability to escape the heat. Team leader with ability to handle adversity. Won't take unnecessary chances.

WEAKNESSES
Hesitation is a noticeable issue. Often late to pull trigger on throws toward the sideline, forcing receivers into boundary and out of the catch. Slow field scanner who tends to lock into a single side. Too much eye-balling and not enough manipulating. Poor feel for pocket pressure. Two-year sack total of 58 is too high in play-action attack. Anchors deep in pocket and rarely climbs pocket to safe harbor. Oblivious to backside pressure until it's too late. Needs more air under the long ball. Deep-ball accuracy has been terrible. Completed under 30 percent of throws beyond 20 yards in last two seasons at Iowa. Completed just 43 percent of throws beyond line of scrimmage to right sideline.

DRAFT PROJECTION
Rounds 6-7

NFL COMPARISON
Tom Savage

BOTTOM LINE
Pro-style quarterback who dealt with nagging injuries to key pass catchers and himself in 2016. His 2015 tape was more impressive, but deep-ball accuracy issues, poor pocket awareness, and unnecessary hesitation as a passer shows up in both seasons. Beathard plays checkers with safeties rather than chess, which could always hinder his ability to attack down the field with success. Could be a career backup who finds himself in the action at some point down the road.
Originally posted by Dajanksta:
Dang I thought shanny liked dude with arms?

He has a cannon arm.
He's basically Brian Hoyer 2.0
Peterman Kaya and Dobbs on the board and we trade up for him??
Could of had him tomorrow, but who knows.
I have no opinion, it hasn't sunk in.

Just don't understand the trade or why waste a 3 on a guy who will need to surpass expectations just to be a backup.
Just went from an A+ draft to a B IMO

Originally posted by Lobo49er:
Originally posted by Dajanksta:
Dang I thought shanny liked dude with arms?

He has a cannon arm.

Wtf literally every guy on espn just said he had a weak ass arm
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Wow, i guess i know nothing.
This is almost as bad as that south carolina stiff baalke liked and signed.

Face palm
Originally posted by Lobo49er:
The only thing I can say is that I guess we just have to trust Shanny on this.

This. I can't believe we took Beathard in the third, let alone traded up for him - we just have to hope Shanahan sees something nobody else does.

At least we only gave up a 7th in the trade.
Originally posted by Predator85:
Could of had him tomorrow, but who knows.

Could of picked him up as an undrafted FA
The first round of the draft is easy, it's the bottom half of the draft that takes skill.

Lynch is going to learn, I hope.
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