Was It Good For You?

Oh what a draft
it was, it really was … such a draft
How well I remember,
I’ll always remember …

The 49ers Draft Room fellows were typically quite pleased with themselves for their efforts in the 2018 Draft. There’s probably never been a Draft Room that slunk out afterwards muttering, “Shit, that was a disaster.” So, okay guys.

The true test, of course, is whether we 49er fans and skeptics will be pleased also. Stay tuned for that.

From this seat, the Draft seemed a little meh. The first pick, at number nine, went for an offensive right tackle, Mike McGlinchey. I suppose he’ll be okay, as long as he doesn’t have to square off against Bradley Chubb too often. We’ll see this matchup on December 9th, when the Niners host the Broncos, but probably not too often after that.

The second pick, WR Dante Pettis, appears to be a better, faster version of Trent Taylor, who performed reasonably well last year in his rookie season. Not sure what this means for Trent, but I imagine it wasn’t swell news for him or his agent.

John Lynch spent his 4th round pick on a D-line guy, Kentavius Street, who tore his ACL this very month. That means he’ll be on IR all year, just like last year’s 4th rounder, RB Joe Williams. Apparently, Lynch looks at the 4th round much like many GMs view the 6th or 7th — the “WTF, maybe we’ll get lucky round.” I suppose we shouldn’t complain. Previous GM Trent Baalke viewed the entire Draft as a WTF proposition.

Lynch devoted three picks to secondary guys, which is practically an annual tradition. It was a welcome choice this year, though, if it serves to close the door on a return engagement of Eric Reid‘s well worn knees. His departure would leave only Eli Harold to assume the position alone next year, or not if he’s thinking about continuing his marginal football career here or elsewhere in 2019.

At any rate, we have some new guys on the team and we’ll see how they do come September.



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75 comments on “Was It Good For You?
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch said Pettis can play all 3 WR positions.
    He is 3.5 inches taller than Goodwin and 10 lbs haevier and a 1/2 inch taller than Garcon and 10 lbs lighter so he’s not strictly a slot although when they go 4 wide that’s a moot point.

    No QB drafted or FA signed. Maybe they’ll pick up a QB that get’s cut.

    Hope they draft a QB next year.

  2. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I guess they figure Garnett and Magnuson(sp) will be healthy and ready to go. Also there will be lots of competition for the DB’s. With Jimmy G’s quick release we will probably see the short passing game for the most part and I think that is where Pettis(sp) will shine. With Garcon, Goodwin, Taylor and Pettis opposing D’s are gonna have to stay home. I don’t think the bliz is gonna work very often against us Throw in our RB’s who can catch passes and I think we will be able to score some points.

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Most fans think about upgrading roster talent and much less emphasis on scheme fit.

    With Josh Rosen still out there, trade down offers had to be there and we’re refused. Scheme fit won out. Trent Brown had to go, even a healthy one.

    McGlinchy’s run blocking and ability to get to the second level overrode everything else. OZ to the right side and play action off those run looks had to happen, and only McGlinchy could deliver on that.

    Pettis is an upgrade on Trent Taylor, but slot receivers and punt returners get injured. This obvious insurance policy needed to launch the Shanahan Jimmy G offense.

    These first two picks were for launching the new O. Had to be done. D played second fiddle and then some. Next year will be D early. Target edge rusher in a top 15 pick.

  4. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Because of this draft, we lose both games to the Rams.

    We did not add a star this offseason, FA or draft.

    Sherman is on the downside of career, center is undersized, jury out on McKinnon but the second level blocking of Richburg and McGlinchy can really help him.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t stand the Cohns. Lowell Cohn is a dick and his son Grant is a prick. Always stirring up crap.
    Some posts here seem to mirror their agenda almost verbatim.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    IMO this team will be a 8 win team and with some luck they might steal a win or two which could get them a wild card. Way too early to start talking Super Bowl.

    To be honest even if you are an avid follower of college football you still only really know maybe 60 names of those drafted well enough and have actually seen them play in more than one game. I can honestly evaluate members of the Texas Longhorns because I’ve watched all their games.

    My point is because this year’s draftees have few big names and are full of unknowns we need to take a step back and see how things work out in year 3 of their careers. It’s a bonus if they excel as rookies. Most of our opinions are formulated on what we read by so called draft experts. There is still the factor of the fit to a team’s scheme.

    Most here never heard of Patrick Willis, Navarro Bowman, Ruben Foster, AJ Jenkins or Arik Armstead before they were drafted.
    Some started playing at a very high level from training camp on.
    Some didn’t.

    Lynch had a big salary cap to spend but chose not to go crazy on free agents and they still have a sizable salary cap to spend on next year’s free agents. 2019 will be when this team will contend to go deep into the playoffs and Lynch will spend accordingly.

  7. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I am expecting the 2018 Niners will be and exciting team to watch. Just like we were in most of our games last year we should be in all of em this year. I doubt we will see any malcontents and with Jimmy G understanding the playbook we should see some exciting football. I also think we are an 8 win team and like bullit said hopefully if the ball bounces our way we could see more. I think we will see a good football team this year with players that are not so nationally known.

  8. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know whether we’re talking Elvis’ Such a Night glitzy fanfare or 3000 Miles from Graceland shoot up everything overkill but either way, “then came the dawn…” and the miracle of Lynch’s much touted genius that was expected was nowhere to be found.

    It seems to be a dream (or more properly, a goal) of some to silence any dissent.
    Lockstep all you sheep! Groupthink! Groupthink!

    When your life experience broadens or changes so does your point of view. Living in an echo chamber is “fake life.”

  9. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I think it’s great that everyone has an opinion and the “truth” will lie somewhere down the road. I don’t understand the ‘which side are you on’though. Since we are all 49er fans(maybe) there should be a lot of different opinions about things.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “‘… either way, “then came the dawn..’”

    And either way, you can’t get that song out of your head after you’ve heard it. Definitely one of Presley’s best.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Unfortunately our need to fix the oline for scheme fit to unleash the new offense came at the cost of draft quality. Compounded with the overreach on Trent Taylor 2.0.

    How could we pass on Carlton Davis and Equanimeous St Brown on Day 3. E.g. IND and CHI matched roster voids with BPA perfectly.

  12. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    I did like Courtland Sutton and Carlton Davis as WRs. I was pretty sure we wouldn’t see Sutton in the 2nd. We had our shot at Carlton.

    http://gph.is/2d8dwAj

  13. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    nevermind

  14. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/04/28/nfl-draft-2018-team-grades-picks-analysis

    After we traded up for Dante Pettis, the 2nd Rd took the 3 CB’s that fit our scheme (Josh Jackson, Isiah Oliver, Carlton Davis).

    Would have preferred one of the above over Pettis. Pettis had a good chance to be there with #70 or #74.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags were willing to trade Earl Thomas to Cowgurls for their 2nd rd pick but Jerry balked
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000930649/article/cowboys-wouldnt-part-with-secondround-pick-for-earl-thomas

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland traded former 1st rd pick Cameron Erving OT to the Chefs for a 5th round pick. Giants tried to do the same for their former first rounder Ereck Flowers with no takers.

    Looks like Lynch got excellent value back in return for Trent Brown.
    Brown was looking for a big contract which the FO was reluctant to give.

    Teams covet draft picks and last year Bowman couldn’t get the Niners a decent pick in return so they just cut him.

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Both of those OT’s turned out to be garbage. Flowers another Glenn Robinson.

    Niners gave extensions to Tartt and Armstead,making them tradeable at full value. Tomlinson already has the extension when he came to us.

  18. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Can Fred Warner be a SS? Former Card Adrian Wilson was 235 lbs.

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Simi Cobbs was available as a Undrafted FA and we did not pick him up.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Alan Lazard WR was also undrafted and signed with the Jags

    Total crapshoot as no team in the NFL thought highly enough to do so.

    It happens every year and there are some suprises but most are training camp fodder

    Quentin Meeks CB went undrafted and signed elsewhere. The Niners can’t be the magnet that attracts all free agents and its unrealistic to even start playing this game and hold it against the FO.

  21. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Right now we have a logjam with WR’s and DB’s. They are just looking for someone to step up. We are gonna be full of competition this training camp.

  22. robNo Gravatar says:

    We got Tarvarus McFadden

  23. robNo Gravatar says:

    We’re trying to do what Seattle did and bring in lots of guys to compete at various positions ! We’re also finding scheme fit guys and adding team speed !
    IMHO

  24. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kam Chancellor 6’3″ 232 lbs is SS in SEA 4-3 Under. If our SS responsibilities are the same then Fred Warner could be our SS.

    Kam is slow so Warner an upgrade over Kam when younger?

  25. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I’m seeing S Marcell Harris as a Chancellor-type piece Bakkentom.

    All TBD….

  26. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    For a 6th RD piCK flaws are expected.

    https://www.nfl.com/prospects/marcell-harris?id=32462018-0002-5601-6258-f33b66d400c2

    Tartt versus Warner versus Harris

    Day 3 guys are backups mostly

    After NN comments expected Equanimeous St Brown (GB 6th RD comp) am Marcel Ateman (7th rd) to go much higher.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    DJ Reed 5’10” 175 lbs! The guy is a toothpick.

    Also read a comment on Dante Pettis. Guy saw some tape and christened him AJ Jenkins, the bitch of press CB’s.

    Then came the dawn.

    Someone also mentioned if our OG’s not getting it done, final cuts down to the 53 can yield some good veteran guards if Jimmy G’s health in peril.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Fella’s, the only one a keeper is McGlinchy. Warner good value and marginal starter for us.

    Every one else overdrafted. Maybe they can make something out of Moore.

    Color me depressed. FA had my hopes up. We will not make the playoffs with this draft.

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    No homer here.

    McKinnon was a backup to Dalvin Cook, who got injured midway in the season. Hope Shanny can scheme him open. No guarantee he is worth the contract Jed paid for.

    All these little skill players are more easily injured. This mosquito squad can be swatted like bugs.

    p=mv This simple law of physics means 230 lb LB’s at full speed can pack a lot of hurt on impact.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom you sure sound like spitwad. You are channeling too much Cohn.

    “We will not make the playoffs with this draft.”
    Nobody has predicted this except you for the coming season. Perhaps your expectations are too high? Lynch is building for 2019 and beyond but you seem to be against every move that’s been made so far.
    Criticize away when they take the field and fail. It’s asinine to

    “Also read a comment on Dante Pettis. Guy saw some tape and christened him AJ Jenkins, the bitch of press CB’s.”

    Please give link to the “Guy” the source of this quote about Pettis unless it’s Grant Cohn.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “All these little skill players are more easily injured. This mosquito squad can be swatted like bugs.”

    Did you know that MacKinnon is the same size as Devonte Freeman?
    Did you know he’s a bigger back than Dion Lewis?

    Shanahan was looking for a back like McKinnon and when he was available he scooped him up. Freeman had great success in the Shanahan offense and the hope is Mackinnon will duplicate the same ouput.

    What was the knock on big strong Carlos Hyde? His running style led to many injuries and in 4 years Hyde missed 14 games, two games short of a full season. Hyde’s running style has always led to unnecessary hits that will shorten his career. Shanahan has had success with a more elusive back in his offense.

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Commenter from cohn’s stunted article:

    Rollotomasi says:
    April 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm
    This was a real disappointment.

    1. I agree with much of what Grant has been saying. In the first round we could have drafted a Probowler – Minkah, Edmunds or Derwin.

    2. Had they improved D in the first, I would have been fine with making their Offense more dynamic in the second. They could have traded up just a few more spots for Courtland. They could have drafted a 200 carry talented RB – Chubb, Jones, Guice . They could have drafted one of the big red zone target TEs. But no, they drafted a 190 lb wimp.

    3. After 3 minutes of research, I discovered that Pettis cant get off the line and a physical press corner will steal his lunch money after giving him an atomic wedgie. Furthermore his stats are skewed. He had big games against Fresno state and Oregon state. In fact 6 of his 7 receiving touchdowns were against these two defensive powerhouses.

    4. Moving up in the 2nd in hopes of Punt return glory is idiotic. There is a talent disparity in college. In the NFL all of the special teams coverage corners, safeties and LBs are fast and quick. I dont seen Pettis amounting to anything special in special teams.

    5. The rest of the draft was a hope a pray situation. Hope guys can learn a new position. Pray guys can return from injury.

    6. Very disappointing.

  33. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry about confusion. Mosquito squad remark meant for Pettis and DJ Reed.

    All I know about McKinnon is he did not live up to expectations. Drafted Dalvin Cook because of that. Am OK with his contract.

    Not OK with Pettis. Too much risk. Would not have taken him with #70 or #74 either.

    Hated Baker Mayfield at #1. That high needs 6’4″ height and 230 lb size. Drew Brees a 2nd RD, RW a 3rd RD.

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    KC did some amazing stuff with Kareem Hunt and Tyrell Hill. Is McKinnon and Pettis our version of that?

  35. robNo Gravatar says:

    Final draft impressions … after the initial head scratching !

    Like
    1 (9) Mike McGlinchey,
    2 (44) Dante Pettis,
    3 (70) Fred Warner,
    4 (128) Kentavius Street,

  36. robNo Gravatar says:

    In free agency we added Sherman and upgraded with Richburg and Mckinnon ! Not a bad offseason !

    IMO if you add in all the returning players who went on IR last year we’re even a better team than the one that went 6-1 over the last seven games last season !!!

  37. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    We certainly got faster in the first 4 spots of the draft. I expect all of them to contribute this year. Especially depending on the Foster deal.

    Funny you mention Brees in the same post that you list Mayfield, BakkenBaalke. Brees is shorter than Mayfield. What a hindrance it has been for him. I bet you dogged Walsh for drafting a skinny weak-armed QB out of Notre Dame back in the day.

    There are plenty of small guys who have had a huge impact in the game. DSJ being one of them, the KC guys, Frank Gore, Russell Wilson. Countless others.

    Anyone from biggest to smallest is able to get hurt in this game.

  38. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000916199/article/saints-bills-rams-among-nfls-10-best-offensive-line-units

    NN comments have some excellent discussion and links. Last paragraph commented on last year’s DAL oline. Missing Zeke and an aging Dez probably had the oline seeing more box defenders. Cooper at LG had to explain some of it too.

  39. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Cooper mentioned here as a victim. Probably the only way to nullify Donald is a WCO short to medium passes. Thought DAL would have done better with straight hat on hat power blocking and run the ball down their throats. That negates Donald’s quick penetration.

    http://m.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Aaron-Donald-Named-Top-Graded-Interior-Defender-in-Week-4/2716e178-85ae-4103-a045-0ead98ae0437

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the first game last year against the Rams the Niners scored 39 points and outgained the Rams with 421 yds total offense. Brian Hoyer threw for 332 yds and 2 Tds, Again we’re talking BRIAN HOYER.

    Aaaron Donald had 2 tackles and a sack in the game.
    Aaron Donald is one of the best but a good offensive scheme can neutralize him. Rams are a tough team but I look forward to the matchup and don’t cower in fear.

    bakkentom, I would like to turn the clock back and see your reaction
    when the Niners played the Giants and Lawrence Taylor.

    It seems you have very little faith in this team and dwell with the negatives.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners have not have a punt return for a TD since 2011. That’s seven long seasons ago. Pettis had 9 punt returns for TDs as well as 4 KO returns for TD. He is a Devin Hester like threat on Special Teams which the Niners haven’t had.

    Thad record that Pettis broke was Desean Jackson’s. Pettis towers over Jackson who is 5″10 175 lbs. # inches taller and 20 lbs heavier.

    Pettis is the exact same size both height and weight as ex Niner great John Taylor.

    Am looking forward to seeing Pettis based on this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIBHamknaaY

  42. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Personally, I’m about sick of half of these guys. And that’s their fault.

    Remember when players like Bryant Young and Justin Smith were awarded the Eshmont for inspirational and courageous play? Now it’s just PC politics and the players award America haters for hating America and ruin whatever award they have handy because it, like the country and the fans don’t mean shit to any of them in their me-me-me privileged world.

    If and when they ever decide to get back to football instead pushing all their bullshit agendas maybe I can get back to enjoying the game they’ve spoiled and rooting for them.

    I don’t owe them my support simply because they wear the same helmet logos I’ve been rooting for for twice as long as most of the current players have been alive.

  43. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Pettis info I have seen at 186 and 192 lbs. On a 6 ft frame that is scrawny. He is another Trent Taylor. He is not a burner like DeSean Jackson.

    Was it you that posted Audick at 254 lb LT in early 80’s. Different time. LB much quicker and faster now. Lineman much bigger. It’s a game for grown ass men.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pettis is listed at 6’1″ 195 lbs officially on the 49ers home page whereas Trent Taylor 5’8″ 178 lbs so we’re talking 5 inches and 17 lbs

    Goodwin is 5’9″ 179 lbs and Garcon is 6″0″ 210 lbs so apparently you’re confused on size required to play WR in the NFL.

    The greatest kick returner in the last 20 years Devin Hester 5’11” 190 lbs.

    Odell Beckham is listed at ^’0″ 198 lbs by your definition he is not a “grown ass man”.

    I don’t see your definition of measurables for a NFL receiver.

    Like all rookies I’m hopeful that Pettis will succeed and showcase his superb skills as a Niner. I’ll be happy if he averages 10+ yds per punt return.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    correction

    Odell Beckham is listed at 6’0″ 198 lbs

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is one evaluation of Pettis worth reading

    “Pettis succeeds there with elite spatial awareness. If you watch his return footage you will see that he knows exactly where every defender and blocker is at all times and also understands where their momentum is carrying them. He sets up his blocks, changes direction to avoid clean contact, and jukes past open field tackles consistently. He will have an instant impact in the return game.
    Now an elite returner in the 2nd would still be poor value, but I believe Pettis will use these exact same skills to be a RAC monster in the 49ers offense. In the NFL receivers usually get open with either speed or route running. Pettis is a great route runner for the same reason he is an elite returner: awareness and momentum. Look for him to lose corners early in routes with jukes and head fakes. He’s vulnerable to jams but in off-coverage he will be able to break in or out to create uncontested space for himself. Once he gets the ball in his hands, he can do what he does best and setup blocks while adding chunks of RAC yardage. Now this might be insanely optimistic, but I really think his upside in the 49ers offense could be a better version of Jarvis Landry.”

    bakkentom you have set the lowest of bars for Pettis to succeed calling him another AJ Jenkins.
    Jenkins never returned a kick. Since he never caught a pass as a Niner we’ll go with his career stats of 17 catches 223 yds with zero TDs

  47. robNo Gravatar says:

    Please don’t bring up A.J. Jenkins or LaMichael James again ! Nice 1 and 2 picks we got there !

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More scouting as well as tape analysis with commentaery on Pettis

    https://twitter.com/BradKelly17/status/962195289888247808/video/1

  49. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I believe our offense is gonna shine and Pettis will be a big part of it. It really all comes down to protecting Jimmy so I am hoping that Garnett and a couple others come through for us. It is hard to imagine why so many people have such a negative view of our new FO regime and the team because it’s easy to see the progress we’ve made in just one year. Some people are hoping we fail… curious.

  50. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I stand corrected.

    Looks scrawny in that video clip. Why was he not rated higher. In this draft that was an expensive trade up.

    Does he have combine stats and measurements, for his quicks and top line speed. Lots of 230 lb LB that want the highlight reel hit.

    Goodwin, glad he showed enough to get paid. Saw that hit that knocked him out of the game. Trent Brown had to go and Trent Taylor now backup. O is unshackled.

  51. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    “Some people are hoping we fail… curious.”

    Well, Sherman, yeah, ’cause he’s a despicable jerk and not that good without the best center field safety in the league backing him up. It also didn’t help the FO’s rep any to sign him.

  52. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From 49erswebzone:

    Pettis (6-0, 186) was productive as a wide receiver during his four seasons at Washington, totaling 163 catches for 2,256 yards and 24 touchdowns. As a junior in 2016, Pettis caught 53 passes for 822 yards and 15 touchdowns, then followed up that performance with 63 catches for 761 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. Pettis also shined as a return specialist, returning 90 punts for 1,274 yards (14.2 average) with an NCAA-record nine total touchdowns in four seasons.
    “Over his final three years at Washington, Pettis returned 8 of his 63 punt return attempts (12.7%) for TDs,” tweeted Jeff Deeney of Pro Football Focus. “That’s ridiculous.”
    An ankle injury kept Pettis out of the NFL Scouting Combine as well as his school’s Pro Day on March 10, but on April 2 he held his own Pro Day workout, where he ran a 4.48-second 49-yard dash and posted a 36-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-5-inch broad jump, and 11 bench press reps at 225 pounds.

    https://247sports.com/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/Bolt/Dante-Pettis-visiting-San-Francisco-49ers-today-per-report-117163430

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Dunno. Will give ShanaLynch the benefit of the doubt. They said they took no chances so trade up to #44 was done.

    Were those punt return records due to inferior coverage units. What’s done is done and live with it. In hindsight I would have taken him at #59 and #74 for best press CB or big wideout.

    Devin Hester or DeSean Jackson, maybe in the eyes of a blind homer. He did not make combine so all his measurements possibly inflated.

    Hope for the best. But he looks scrawny. Lots of LB’s can contain him in space.

  54. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://www.milehighreport.com/2018/4/4/17199658/2018-nfl-scouting-report-scouting-byu-linebacker-fred-warner

    Google fred warner combine results. Lots to like at WILL and maybe SS. Not good at shedding blocks, shows big in space and coverage.

  55. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    https://withthefirstpick.com/2018/02/07/2018-nfl-draft-fred-warner-scouting-report/

    potentially fit as either an LB or SS. Deone Buchanon type.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Couldn’t disagree more

    Pettis was my #3 rated WR for the 49ers – behind only D.J. Moore and Anthony Miller. Pettis is perfect for Shanahan’s offense. He consistently gets above average separation, he runs precise routes, he has 1 of the top 3 most sophisticated route trees of any WR in the draft, he’s an acrobatic magician in the air when jumping for footballs, he’s at least an above average performer at all 3 WR positions in Shanahan’s offense (& Shanny can even line him up in the backfield as a change of pace), and his hands are fantastic. Then add in what he can bring to the table as a punt returner.

    If you watch his tapes, the main reason his production was down in 2017 was that his QB was worse than mediocre. His QB was rarely on target and he almost never threw the ball to Pettis at the correct time during his routes.

    Posted by UnfrozenCavemanSpectator on May 3, 2018 | 10:26 AM
    Pettis was the most complete Receiver in the draft

    The only reason he wasn’t a first rounder was Browning being innaccurate and then scared about it and his build. And Build is why Antonio Brown was taken in the 6th round. Draft Scouts suck at Wide Receivers. I trust Shanahan alot more Taylor is a lot better than the average 5th round reciever. What did the draft scouts think about him? THey thought he’d an UDFA.

    Posted by RinaldoPurrisimo on May 3, 2018 | 10:29 AM

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2018/5/3/17307032/49ers-draft-picks-2018-dante-pettis-anonymous-scouts

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rob

    In read that article about DC earlier today.
    It’s a must read if you are a Faithful and is quite moving.
    I got a kick out of the story about the goalposts.

    reposting Rob’s link to that story

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/05/03/dwight-clark-als-49ers-reunion-eddie-DeBartolo

    Good job Rob

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom

    bottom line for me is that before he even takes the field you paint Pettis as AJ Jenkins. You might It’s not going to take much for your football IQ reputation to take a hit here.

    Also saying that Pettis would be there at #59 or #74 shows you are grasping at straws and wishful thinking to make your point.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    bakkentom

    Just to jog your memory. Last year around this time you were championing what a mistake it was to release Blane Gabbert and that Arians would make him their franchise Qb. Instead Cards went down the toilet when Gabbert had his chances and it led to an early retirement for Arians. That’s strike one.

    Nest guy you were touting was Terrell Pryor. You were disappointed he went to the Redskins. He had 20 catches 240 yds 1 TD and was cut loose and now has signed with the Jest. Strike 2.

    Another guy you kept pushing was Michael Floyd. He found a home with the Vikes where he tore it up with 10 receptions for 72 yards.
    Vikes cut Floyd and he’s now a FA looking for a team.

    3 suggestions that were failures. Your evaluation of players last year was quite dismal.

  60. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, take Blaine Gabbert off that list of yours. He’s the next Rich Gannon. Don’t give up on him yet.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Someone’s determined to go down with the ship when the USS Gabbert finally sinks.

    Titans drafted Luke Falk so unless they keep 3 QBs on active roster Gabbert might find himself on the street once more looking to join his fifth team.

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    John Lynch explained decision to move up for Pettis to Joe Fann

    I asked Lynch about this on Friday night after the 49ers moved up to take Pettis. San Francisco’s general manager explained that he and Shanahan coveted Pettis and wanted to make sure they landed him in the second round. Pick No. 44 was where San Francisco felt comfortable about their odds of Pettis still being available.
    “You never really know, but you try to garner as much information as you can,” Lynch said. “I think most of all, we just knew Pettis was a really good and versatile football player that we thought would excite a lot of people.”
    Compare the situation to when you’re drafting your fantasy football team. Let’s say there’s a player you love. Drafting him too early doesn’t cost nearly as much as the disappointment of waiting too long. Could the 49ers have stood pat at pick No. 59 and still gotten Pettis? Maybe. But it wasn’t worth the risk in the eyes of Lynch and Shanahan. They got their guy, and that’s all that mattered.”

    ====

    Case in point. Just ask the Cowgurls how it felt when they had Jerry Rice teed up to be their pick and Walsh made a trade in front of them and scooped Rice up. The rest is dynasty shaping history of epic proportions. The balance of power of the NFL changed drastically with this one move.

    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-04-19-jerry-rice-cowboys-49ers_N.htm

    Time will tell if the move for Pettis was a wise move. My point is let him take the field and show his skills rather than prejudge him.

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cam Inman tweeted # assignmments for drafted rookies

    69: Mike McGlinchey
    18: Dante Pettis
    48: Fred Warner
    45: Tarvarius Moore
    95: Kentavius Street
    40: D.J. Reed
    49: Marcell Harris
    77: Jullian Taylor
    82: Richie James

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This video is called “The Timeline” and features the Cowgurls-Niners
    rivalry. Good stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTieqVue3lE

  65. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Haley just killed us and everyone knew he was gonna do it.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags officially release Cliff Avril who couldn’t pass his physical.
    He joins Sherman, Chancellor and Bennett as Ex Seahags.

    The effect will be similar to the season where Niners lost Willis and Justin Smith and Fangio left as Seahags are bringing in Ken Norton to be their DC.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Among tryout rookies is Darren Crawford 5′ 10″ 200lb DB from Southern Arkansas who happens to be Fred Dean’s grandson. Connor Wentz TE happens to be Carson Wentz’s cousin.

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27
9-23, L: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
9-30, L: Chargers 29, 49ers 27
10-7, L: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18
10-15, L: Packers 33, 49ers 30
10-21, L: Rams 39, 49ers 10
10-28, L: Cardinals 18, 49ers 15
11-1, W: 49ers 34, Raiders 3
11-12, L: Giants 27, 49ers 23

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
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
Winder: 8-8

Bullit: 9-7
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0

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