Draft Daze 2012

The 2012 Draft is finally here! At last. My mock hath runneth over. So far, I’ve seen predictions the 49ers will trade up, trade back, or select Stephen Hill, Rueben Randle, Kendall Wright, Coby Fleener, Amini Silatolu, Kevin Zeitler, Peter Konz, Doug Martin, Harrison Smith, or Janoris Jenkins. I’m sure I missed a mock or two or ten that have us taking somebody else, too.

If Trent Baalke holds true to form, he’ll draft a guy nobody has mentioned yet, if that’s possible.

Judging by the list above, the 49er players who won’t be here much longer would include Delanie Walker, Kyle Williams, Chuck Person, Dan Kilgore, Tramaine Brock, or Anthony Dixon. Williams and Dixon might be threatened by anybody we draft at their positions in any round, actually. Or even a UDFA.

Jenkins is an interesting prospect at CB. His main problem is being stoooopid. He’s been busted for pot twice and has four kids by three different girls, which he says is no problem becauses he’s a good father. Janoris, my man, helloooo? Knock, knock. Anybody home?

Of course, CBs don’t have to be particulary bright. And Jenkins would probably be the BPA if he’s still available at pick 30. And we just signed Perrish Cox, who’s fresh off beating a rape charge, which is not necessarily stoopid, although certainly is red flaggy behavior to the max.

But clearly, Fleener would be the most popular choice at 30. He has emerged as the hands down draft crush winner throughout the blogosphere.

Fleener could not be the player Baalke was referring to as the guy he knew he would pick at 30, though, because Fleener is quite likely to be gone before 30 rolls around. Baalke could be lying like a rug, of course, but nobody except Lowell Cohn would get on his case about it.

Baalke didn’t say he wouldn’t pick somebody else if he had a pick higher than 30, though. And he’s moved up in both drafts he’s conducted so far. He can move up to 19 by kissing off his second round pick, or move up to 24 by tossing his third round pick, or hop up a few spots by some combination of 4th, 5th, and/or sixth rounders.

One thing I can say for sure is that, starting tomorrow, it will be a lot more fun to be talking about the guys we drafted than the 250+ we didn’t. I was never big on the dating game, pawing over prospects in search of a keeper. My first wife, when we were exes, used to tell me I needed to date more if I expected to find a new mate. I didn’t find her that way and I didn’t find Skeebette that way. I found them both when the smoke got in my eyes from across a crowded room.

Not that I didn’t hit the bars with greed in my jeans, but there is a difference. The guys we draft will become cara mia mines. People you bring to meet the family. Keepers. Not an endless stream of one night Youtube flings and body parts ogling.

Anyway, can we get this thing done already? The 2012 49er juggernaut is chomping at the bit to get rolling. Let’s find out who we pick and get the new season launched!

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Draft day is here! The NFL has managed to turn this into a prime time 3 day circus. I liked the format before this when they had this on a Saturday and Sunday.
    First 2 rounds on Sat, rounds 3-7
    on Sun.
    Sooner or later they will take the show on the road and have it in a different NFL city every year. I’d buy a ticket to attend if it came to SF (although it would be in Oakland or San Jose because SF doesn’t have an arena)

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    After Nolan and Singletary the 2 lightning rods have been Alex Smith and Crabtree. You seem to have checked the box for all the above when it comes to whipping boys.
    So what I am getting from you is the Niners went 14-4 last year despite Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree. You see an an oportunity to replace them and want to seize the moment because you are one of their worst critics and dicount their contributions?
    The big hole in your premise is
    you think another team will give you a lot to acquire either of these players. I brough up Marshall in the last post because he was recently traded for 2 third round picks. Brandon lloyd was traded last year for a 5th round pick. I’d like to know what type of compensation you expect for Crabtree? AS for Alex Smith any other of the 31 teams in the NFL couldv’ve signed him a month ago, I’m confused because now you think someone is going to give up and allow you to move up in the first round for Alex. Really?

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Since it is draft day and everybody wants to know my opinion, LOL! Stephen Hill is #1 in my book. He is a boom or bust pick, IMO, but he might be the best WR in this draft. He’s fast, but just because a WR is fast do they necessarily spread the field. This guy will. I say this because he is tall, has long arms, is a great leaper and is very fast. He also catches the ball in stride even when it is a little off target. IMO, this is exactly what we need. He is a possible bust because at GT he played in a running offense and had only 28 catches this year. That doesn’t seem like a lot of catches. But if you consider he had 49 catches in his career, he is already a 49er! And his almost 30 yards per catch should put every team on notice.
     
    I also like the 3 OGs, Fleener and Robinson.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Unless this is a smokescreen and a blatant attempt at misdirection
    many including Matt Maiocco belive the Niners will choose
    “G Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State — Silatolu grew up in Tracy as a fan of the 49ers. He has been a popular person during the pre-draft routine, as he took 11 trips to visit teams. He did not visit the 49ers, but they visited him. Offensive line coaches Mike Solari and Tim Drevno drove to meet Silatolu last week at his old high school. They drew up several 49ers offensive plays on the board, along with the corresponding adjustments based on the defense. And then they had Silatolu repeat the plays back to them. Silatolu told CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday that the zone blocking scheme he ran in college is similar to the 49ers’ system. “With our school, it was mainly a zone scheme and I did a lot of pulling, so it’s a good fit,” Silatolu said. “San Francisco loves to pull their guards. But with us, we pulled our tackles.” Silatolu played left tackle at Midwestern State, and he proved adept at getting to the second level — much like 49ers left guard Mike Iupati — and crushing linebackers. “I was in a two-point stance playing tackle, so when I move to guard I’ll be in a three-point stance,” he said. “That should help me because I’ll be playing lower.” Silatolu measured 6-foot-3 5/8, 311 pounds at the combine in February. While working out with Hall of Fame tackle Jackie Slater in Southern California, Silatolu has also added about 10 pounds in the past two months while tightening up his technique.”

    I think Stephen Hill will be gone
    and I still like Fleener or Harrison Smith.
    To make this blog more interesting I’ll wait until tomorrow to give my second round picks after seeing what shakes out tonight. If the Niners trade down you would have spent 6 plus hours watching them make a trade and have to wait another 24 hours for them to pick.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If we take Konz, Zeitler or Silatolu I’ll be happy. Hill is my #1, but there are other good players. I also believe Hill will be off the board when we pick.

  6. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    49 catches in his college career scares me. They won’t take Hill. I’ve been thinking all along that Baalke goes guard or WR in the 1st round. But the more I think of it, and the more predictable it seems, then somehow the less likely to me it is.
     
    We won’t pick a WR in the first. First round WR’s are bad juju in these parts. We won’t pick a guard either. It is not against the rules to have a starter on the OL that is not a first rounder. I think Baalke goes for defense. Just a hunch.
     
    My final (out of two) mock-by-position:
     

    1 — CB
    2 — WR
    3 — RB
    4 — DL
    5 — OL/G/C
    6 — WR
    7 — OLB

  7. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Any WR we pick is going to have to turn some heads quickly to even be on the active game day roster. You already have Manningham, Moss and Crabs, with Ginn for return work. Fleener would take a TE spot instead but I’d be surprised if he falls to us. Also question whether a second tier TE in round three does not more sense.
     
    A guard puts a lot of first round value in the O-line, which means problems down the road resigning people. Especially as I do not want to lose Navorro Bowman either. If we go that route the FO needs to start thinking seriously about how they are going to make things fit under the cap going forward.
     
    RB, S, CB, OLB and DL are all possibilities. Only surprises to me would be an ILB or a QB.

  8. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Here is my wild-ass guess, Barley:
     
    1 — RB
    2 — WR
    3 — G
    4 — TE
    5 — S
    6 — OLB
    7 — CB

  9. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Grump — WR’s usually don’t contribute much in year one anyway. If they don’t draft a guy they think can be a number 1 in yr two or three, I’d be surprised. Who knows what we get from Moss. My guess is not a lot, and not for long.
     
    .
     
    It’s nice also to think as we enter the draft that players getting drafted by the 2012 49ers will have joy on their face instead of dread. Nice to be back in the fold.

  10. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m actually interested in Sanu again. I heard he ran better at his Pro Day – 4.41 was the number i heard. The Combine probably took him out of the first round, but if he slipped to 61, I think, IF the time is legit, that he’d be a good value.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grump

    I agree
    Having 4 #1 draft picks on the OL just will lead to contract problems down the road. The Aint’s couldn’t have 2 All Pro Guards and one had to go.
    There is already talk that when Bowman’s contract comes up in 2014
    he’ll want PW money and it would be hard to keep him. What it comes down to is picking your poison.

  12. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    QB,WR,G,DT,OLB,S,CB in no particular order.
    Last year’s draft was a gem if you only consider Ald. Smith. Let’s see if Baalke can do it again.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland is looking for a 3rd number 1 pick so they can draft Brandon Weeden. Would you consider following trade?
    Trade 1st rd pick #30 for Browns second rd pick #37 and their 3rd rd pick which is around #68. That gives Niners 2 #2’s and 2 #3’s but no first rounder.

  14. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Janoris Jenkins is a goddamn punk. I swear to Christ if we draft that f’ing mook I’ll root twice as hard for Tony Romo this year.
     
    That’s not true. I’ll root twice as hard for Romo regardless if we take Jenkins or not. 😀

  15. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    No WR, RB or Fleener with our first. I can live with anything else.

  16. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, you don’t worry about where guys are drafted building the team. Even if AD and Iupati were 1st rounders, they NEED an RG. As I said on my blog, I’m fairly certain (hah!) they will go with Silatolu.
    .
    Sanu could concievably fall to our 2nd pick. Again, tough I’d think they’ll have better options than him. Even with the 2nd round pick.

  17. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    You can add Harrison Smith to my “No Thanks” list in the 1st round. A white safety from ND? Might as well waste that pick and draft Rudy.

  18. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, we’d likely have to give up a 3rd or 4th, depending on how desperate Holmgren is, to make that trade. It would still very possibly be worth it.

  19. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If Baalke’s guy is gone, it very well could happen. He’s a dealer if nothing else.

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sanu sure has faded from the picture. Wasn’t he the guy everyone was talking about during the season last year?

  21. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Skeebs. He ran a grandmotherly 40 at the Combine – 4.67 IIRC – and became yesterday’s news. I have heard, however, that he wasn’t healthy there, and ran a faster 4.41 at his Pro Day. If that is a legitimate time – and yeah that’s open to question – then he’d be back into at least second round calculations if not first.

  22. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I hate to use the phrase “good value,” but I will. I think it’ll be there in the 2nd – 3rd rds at the WR position. That’s why I’m against going receiver at 30. Think we can get our G (if that’s their plan) at 30 and still p/u a solid WR later. Can’t do it the other way around.

  23. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I’m leaning toward them going RG with the 30 pick. Mainly because they haven’t really done anything to fill that spot via free agency.

  24. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    There are talented WRs all over the board. I’m not too worried about them finding a diamond in the rough.

    That’s also why I think Amini Silatolu is perfect. He’s local, and he’s familiar with the Niners blocking schemes, and he’s a mauler.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/24/4436924/lineman-silatolu-eyed-by-49ers.html

  25. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I think the Browns panicked and paid the piper (Vikings) a king’s ransom to move up one spot. They better hope Trent Richardson makes ’em look good.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis

    Here’s the trade

    “A Vikings source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen it is Minnesota’s understanding that the Browns are moving up to select former Alabama running back Trent Richardson.

    The source said the Vikings received the No. 4 overall pick from Cleveland, in addition the Browns’ fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round picks.”

    Now they might go receiver with pick 22

  27. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Holmgren is out of his mind.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland just felt that someone was going to trade up to #3 and take Richardson because they were sitting there with 4th pick and had to trade up to gurantee they would get their guy, with rumors being it was Tampa Bay or the Jets looking to move up. Jets have Shonn Green and LT yet they want another RB.

  29. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I have the Browns taking Kendall Wright at 22. They need some O.

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Brown says Richardson is just an ordinary back. Guess Holmgren didn’t value his opinion much.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Eric Davis is on the radio saying it would be phenomonal to draft Fleener because he already knows the offense and would not be lost as a rookie and an immdiate contributor. Says Harbaugh loves 3 TE packages.

  32. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why jump in fromt of Minn? Are they that worried about AP? Or Gebhart? I kid, I kid.

  33. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I have no clue which G the 49ers have rated higher on their board, but the Badgers have been a powerhouse running team up in Wisconsin for the past few years. Their RB, Ball scored 30+ TDs last year. I would imagine that Zeitler would be the most NFL ready, but word is the Samoan from Division II has the most upside. Which way do they go?

  34. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s been my point for 4 months, Bullitt. Down on the goal line, Fleener wouldn’t get lost or doubled up as VD is.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jacksonville is rumored to be looking to trade with the Vikings for that #4 pick to take Justin Blackmon. They’re trying to move from #7 to #4.
    Minnesoto might make out like crazy here and still draft the guy they wanted Matt Kalil.
    Vikes are doing it right alal Bill Walsh.

  36. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The D II guy is more Niner-ready.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I would be severely disappointed if they draft Jenkins.
    We’ll have our version of Pacman.
    I would rate that s a big mistake
    as he is just trouble.
    Psss on Jenkins although the Niners interviwed him 3 seperate times which is bothersome.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In case you missed this, here is Maiocco’s list of players that visited the Niners or guys that the Niners went out of their way to meet with. (Caution: could be a total smokescreen)

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/football-san-francisco-niners/niners-talk/49ers-2012-pre-draft-visit-tracker?blockID=688630&feedID=5936

    SHOWTIME!!!!!

  39. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Jenkins is the BPA. Best Available Pothead.
     
    He might just have more baby mamas than the Pacster himself…

  40. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    If the Colts take more than 60 secs to submit their pick, I’d take it away. Move this shit along.

  41. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I think Shawn Kemp is Janoris Jenkins’ uncle. Taught ’em a few things about women.

  42. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Chron Live (CSN) is live from the 49ers Draft Party if you want to flip around the dial.

  43. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So Trent Richardson is next, eh?

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Man, they’re trading like crazy.

  45. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Rams trade down and p/u another 2nd rounder. They’re stockpiling choices. I’m sure they’re a little disappointed about missing out on Blackmon, but they’ll get a top-flight WR somewhere.

  46. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Good news is Blackmon goes to Jax, not StL.
    .
    The Rams promptly trade down since they lost him.
    .
    Something the Niners and Cleve may do if the Niner guys are gone.

  47. robNo Gravatar says:

    trade up for floyd or hill at 30 in one !

    maybe konz in 2

    trade up for ta’amu …

    draft over

    9ers win another superbowl !

  48. robNo Gravatar says:

    ” Rams trade down and p/u another 2nd rounder. They’re stockpiling choices. I’m sure they’re a little disappointed about missing out on Blackmon, but they’ll get a top-flight WR somewhere. ”

    the rams will get shitt gawdammit !!!!

  49. robNo Gravatar says:

    the fins pick tennehill (sp)! lol

    i was wondering who would be the first team to reach !

    wow is miami desperate for a QB or what !

    omg they were the only team to meet with alex smith !

    somebody shoot me

  50. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Ask yourself the question Rob, Tannehill or Alex? That wasn’t a reach, it was an upgrade.

  51. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Dontari Poe must have known ahead of time that the Chiefs would draft him. His hair is the shape of an arrowhead. I’ve seen it all.

  52. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yikes. The Chefs take a giant leap into the unknown. Poe was sketchy at 25. 11???

  53. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Miami has had shit QBs for so long that anyone would be better than their current or recent crop. The question is Tannehill or Moore? Or Cleo Lemon? Henne? Thingpen?

  54. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Shocked by Irvin at 15… awfully early for a third down pass rush specialist with head problems.

  55. robNo Gravatar says:

    hmmm the seahags make the first headscratcher !

    carroll is pretty good when it comes to defense , and the player looks pretty good to me …
    but to take him so high in rd. one ???
    omg

  56. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Irvin is fast… but at 245, he is going to get overmatched. He’ll be a one-trick pony. Not nearly as good as Aldon.

  57. robNo Gravatar says:

    ok cordy glenn is still there and just might be there when we pick !
    any takers ?

  58. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    DEs are flying off the board. At the expense of everyone else. I think these guys are trying to match what Baalke did with the #7 last year . . .

  59. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    How will the Bungles screw up this year?

  60. robNo Gravatar says:

    DENNIS
    ” Ask yourself the question Rob, Tannehill or Alex? That wasn’t a reach, it was an upgrade.”

    LOL

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Michael Lombardi just revealed that the Niners were going to take Irvin and that was Baalke’s suprise pick. Carroll just trumped Harbaugh.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You’re assuming Baalke would have taken him as high up as Seattle did.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Time for the question weighing on everyone “What’s your deal?”

  64. robNo Gravatar says:

    WE CAN ONLY HOPE HARBAUGH PLAYED CARROLL ON THAT ONE BULL !

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs

    Lombardi said Niners were planning on Irvin being there at 30

  66. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    That was a HUGE reach for Seattle. I saw one mock that had us taking Irvin in the SECOND round.

  67. robNo Gravatar says:

    CARROLL TRIES REAL HARD IMO ! so did nolan !

    imho we go WR , OG and DL in this draft !

  68. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Nice job by the Browns. Wheeden is better than Tannehill. They got themselves a top RB and QB.

  69. robNo Gravatar says:

    omg

    imho shanahan knows offense

    holmgren knows QB’S !

  70. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Drew Carey is the biggest Browns fan. Hey, Drew! The Price is Wrong.

  71. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, the Browns have had the worst draft today — by far. They didn’t need to move up to get Richardson and BW would have been there at 37. Holmgren is f’ing senile.

  72. robNo Gravatar says:

    GOD I HATE PISSBURGH !

  73. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis- In time you’ll see you are wrong. My favorite pick so far is Jones by the Patriots.

  74. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    There goes my guy Mercelius to the Texans. Damn.

  75. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Cincy takes Zeitler. Forget that scenario.

  76. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bummer, I really liked Zeitler as one of the picks for us. I think Balt wants Glenn or Hill. I hope GB doesn’t take Glenn.

  77. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    GB just took Perry from SC.

  78. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Holy moley, Vikings are up. I think we are about to see Glenn or Solatolu go here?

  79. robNo Gravatar says:

    berger

    I THINK BILLIE-CHICK MISSES PIOLI !

    answer ur phone btw !

  80. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Vikes just took “Rudy” from ND. thank you.

  81. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    A.J. Jenkins from Ill.

  82. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’m NOT happy. A WR from the Big-Ten. No thanks.

  83. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke confounds again.

  84. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m glad for the position, but he is not the guy I was hoping for. We’ll see. Prabably a safer pick than Hill. Hill was boom or bust. This guy has more consistent film to grade. He seems like the burner we need.

  85. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Huh. He’s the fast small guy we don’t have. Academic all-American.
    .
    Can’t say I saw that coming. But we’ll see, I guess . . .

  86. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I wanted a speed burner WR. We got a speed burner WR. I have this theory that Baalke know more about the draft than me. I’ll be happy unless proven otherwise.

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jenkins: “I’m at a loss for words right now. It’s a dream come true.”

  88. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    This pick sucks Donkey Kong.

  89. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh: GM Trent Baalke wrote “AJ Jenkins” and put it in envelope last night. He was guy 49ers targeted in that spot.

  90. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    May I please remind one and all once again…six of the last seven teams to lose the NFC Championship Game failed to make the playoffs the next season. Well, with this pick the 49ers are well on their way to making it seven out of eight.
     
    “Seven out! Line away. Dont’s you pay. Last come gets dome.”

  91. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll admit I had the WTF moment too. Scrambling to find my PFW guide, they listed him as the 8th best wideout and a 3rd/4th round projection.  

    Well, look on the bright side – you can teach a 4.37 dash. I guess this is why we have desk jobs and scouts are paid to find playmakers like AJ. Fleener is not the second-coming of Jay Novacek after all.  

  92. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    When VD and he go deep, there aren’t going to be many guys left to guard the underneath routes.
    Me likee.

  93. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    May I remind you Dennis, that you were an insufferable prick through the entire 2010 SF Giants season? More Dennis being an insufferable dickhead for the next 8 months? Shut the furk up, skippy. PLEASE.
    .

  94. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You’ve proven about a million times over that you are full of shit, Dennis. That last post proves it yet again. I wish I had your reaction to the Aldon Smith pick.

  95. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Take an actual look at the kid. He catches with his hands, has nice body control, can run to the edge, take a hit, and he’s smart.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O931W3wadpY

    I think we may have found a kid who can play.

  96. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I just read this guy ran a 4.31 in one of his combine runs.
     
    I finally feel we have a better receiving crew than last year.

  97. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We did need a smaller, quicker WR. Is this that guy?

  98. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- What jumped out at me on the clip you posted is all of the opportunities Jenkins had to catch the ball in his body, but instead used his hands. He looks like he has nice soft hands. He reads zone coverage well too. This is one of Crabtree’s biggest problems. I’d like to a clip of him against man coverage.

  99. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Berger, that was the first thing I saw, was his hands. He attacks the ball with his hands. He just looks like he knows how to play receiver.
     
    I know he wasn’t on anyone’s radar, but he looks the part. And apparently, Baalke had decided he was our pick last night, put his name in an envelope. Baalke is one decisive SOB. And finally, we have someone here who is decisive and whose judgment I trust.
     
    I’m sure he has a million things to learn and improve upon for the NFL, but I am cautiously hopeful that we found a gem.

  100. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    For tomorrow I trgating CB/Robinson, RB/Turbin, OG/Solatolu, TE/Fleener and OG-C/Konz for rd 2. For rd 3 I’m looking at DT-DE/Winn, WR/Streeter, CB/Minnifield and NT/Chapman.

  101. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    He will have to be hot shiit to be in uniform on Sundays this year, of course – Moss, Manningham, Crabs and Ginn make four. Hard to have five dressed. But hell get his chances as injuries take their toll, and I’m betting he pushes someone out by 2013.
     
    So… guard or safety in round two tomorrow night?

  102. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was kinda thinking Upshaw when our pick came about. I never thought he would fall this far. I discounted him because I figured him not available.

  103. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I think they were determined to get better offensively on the edge. That was the biggest difference in the game that kept us out of the Super Bowl, was our passing game to the wideouts. Baalke and Harbaugh are doing *everything* they can to avoid that happening again.

  104. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You guys will be surprised how good Wheeden will be in the pros. It would not have upset me if we took him. Of course, he was off the board. He should be ready to immediately.
     
    What will make me laugh is if Osweiller goes ahead of Foles.

  105. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Did you watch the clay pigeon video I posted of Wheeden? I would NOT be surprised at all if he has a very nice career. That kind of split second accuracy is nothing to laugh at. The *only* reason he did not go top ten is his age. He only has maybe seven years.

  106. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Wheeden’s decision making and accuracy was imprssive as heck in college. Tannehill blew many leads late in his games. Wheeden just took games over.

  107. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If I were the Dolphin’s I would’ve taken Wheeden.

  108. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ginn isn’t in the mix at WR, Grump. If he proved anything it’s that he belongs at KR. If he stays, KW’s ahead of Ginn.

  109. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I saw the clay pigeon clip. That was amazing. I watched him play 3 times this year. He was the best player on the field in every game. And that includes some great perfomances by Blackmon.

  110. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck: Yeah but Ginn will be active for return duties. With him and the three top WRs, it will be hard to have another guy at WR active. Until someone inevitably gets hurt…

    Berger: With Wheeden, the future is now. His career will be short, so you cannot waste time dicking around. Holms will kick Colt to the curb as soon as Wheeden can take the reins. Any QB with that level of accuracy, you cannot bet against him.

  111. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Ginn isn’t in the mix at WR, Grump. If he proved anything it’s that he belongs at KR. If he stays, KW’s ahead of Ginn.”
     
    I’d rather be an insufferable prick than an ignorant one. That comment belongs on the “Mook Hall of Shame.”

  112. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, are you seriously targeting Fleener for us in the 2nd round? I don’t know WTF you are any more. If we draft draft Fleener in the 2nd round I’ll punch Frank in the goddamn throat just on general principles alone.

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grump

    As a Junior at Texas McCoy completed 76.7% of his passes and his career completion % is 70.3.
    Weeden’s career % is 69.5
    Weeden is a bigger guy and has a stronger arm. He’ll have to adjust to being under center and reading defenses.
    If you look at Big 12 football the most amazing QBs are at Texas Tech. They seem to never miss a pass and throw for 500 yds a game.
    They are all system QBs that don’t translate to the NFL.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The last WR the Niners drafted out of Illinois was Brandon Lloyd.
    He actually went on to become a Probowler albeit not with the Niners.
    Jenkins has a fast 40 time, is quick and know how to get open with good hands. That’s 2/3 of the battle being a WR.
    Getting open can make you famous. Ask Victor Cruz.

  115. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- No I don’t expect Fleener to be available for us, but I didn’t think Upshaw would still be on the board either. The fact is I don’t expect most from my list to be there.

  116. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  117. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey guys…well when i heard who the niners drafted i admit i went Who?
    But check out what Sando wrote:
    The St. Louis Rams enter the second round of the 2012 NFL draft with the 33rd, 39th and 45th overall choices.

    They’re in prime position to help themselves at wide receiver, in other words.

    But they won’t be upgrading with a certain receiver from the University of Illinois. That is because the San Francisco 49ers snapped up A.J. Jenkins with the 30th overall choice.

    A.J. who? Well, turns out personnel people around the league, and specifically in St. Louis, knew plenty about Jenkins.

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams had Jenkins ranked nearly as high as Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon, who went to Jacksonville with the fifth overall choice. He says the Rams “almost certainly” have to take a receiver with the first pick of the second round. Thomas: “League sources told the Post-Dispatch on Thursday afternoon that the Rams liked Jenkins so much that his grade wasn’t much different than the one given Blackmon by the team’s personnel department.” Noted: That Thomas’ sources passed along that information in the afternoon is noteworthy. At that point, the Rams presumably would have wanted to explain why they felt OK failing to land Blackmon. They would not have known Jenkins would land in San Francisco. This lends credence to the idea St. Louis liked Jenkins quite a bit. The Rams hold the first pick of the second round, so they’ll have first crack at the next receiver, should they choose to target that position.

2018 Schedule
9-9: @ Vikings, 10:00 am Sun.
9-16: vs. Lions, 1:25 pm, Sun.
9-23: @ Chiefs, 10:00 am, Sun.
9-30: @ Chargers, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-7: vs. Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-15: @ Packers, 5:15 pm, Mon.
10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2017 Prognostications
NJ49er: 6-10
Skeebers: 6-10
Bullit: 5-11
Mr Fletch: 5-11
RTFirefly: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
Winder: 4-12

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