2012 NFL Draft Weekend Division Thread: NFC West
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:49 PM
St. Louis Rams:
San Francisco 49ers:
Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:22 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:28 AM
1) He's not afraid to go over the middle. Illinois used him in a lot of routes underneath and in the middle of the field.
2) He made some pretty impressive catches, has good hands and can make adjustments in the air.
3) Will fight for yards after contact, but has to work on getting in position to fight for the jump ball.
4) It was hard to get a feel for his speed. Ran a 4.39 at the combine, but Illinois often relied on short passes and YAC, and with defenses keying in on Jenkins he didn't have a lot of room. Didn't appear to have a ton of separation on deep routes, but I did see him get under-thrown a few times.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:09 PM
LaMichael James- 5th RB taken and undersized to be a workhorse back. Harbaugh feels he has a good skill set. Maybe he could be a Brian Westbrook type back down the road. Time will tell.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:23 AM
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:31 AM
For as good as I think the teams in the NFC North drafted, I simply cannot figure out the draft ideas of the teams in the NFC West. We're all aware of Seattle's reach in the 1st round for Irvin, but after thinking about it this weekend, San Fran put up even more a headscratcher. I understand BPA, but not if that guy is gonna sit @ 3rd on the depth chart at his position.
What position could the 49ers draft better than depth at 1.30?
QB - Alex Smith
RB - Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter
TE - Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker
C - Jonathan Goodwin
OT - Joe Staley, Anthony Davis, Alex Boone
OG - Mike Iupati
FB - Bruce Miller
WR - Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, Michael Crabtree
NT - Isaac Sopoaga
DE - Justin Smith, Ray McDonald
ILB - Patrick Willis, Navarro Bowman
OLB - Ahmad Brooks, Parys Haralson, Aldon Smith
CB - Carlos Rogers, Tarrell Brown, Chris Culliver
S - Dashon Goldston, Dante Whitner
K - David Akers
P - Andy Lee
LS - Brian Jennings
Guard? The Front Office seems pretty convinced they filled that spot just fine with Looney.
You know what the 49ers needed last year? Yardage. Jenkins and James are going to get plenty of reps this year giving them just that.
The 49ers are a very complete team and they currently are projected to have 3 more picks than anyone else in next years draft. The pundits are really missing on the draft grades, the 49ers did great - gave the offense some home run hitters while bolstering much needed defensive depth and securing additional picks for the future.