The Day of Reckoning Has Arrived . . .

No other way to put it. This team’s immediate future is in the hands of one Trent Baalke. A guy who has pissed away a loaded roster, and backfilled it with dogshit. Sure, he doesn’t stand alone on the pile of garbage that has become the stink by the Bay. Young Sir Tweetsalot played his part in alienating the previous head coach, and then hiring a fall guy to take his place,  further driving guys out. But still and all, the GM is in charge of getting the talent here. Through the draft, and through free agency. And the occasional trade.

We all are familiar with Baalke’s draft record. And we all saw the tremendous haul we got with our cap money. Zane (Meet the) Beadles, and a backup QB who’s name slips my mind. Oh yeah, Huey Lewis. The News isn’t good however.

Anyhow, based on how these last few drafts have gone, I have no idea what Trent has in store for us today in the 1st round. We are in desperate need of O line help, CB help, ILB help, and WR help. Funny thing is, I wrote this exact same fucking thing last year. Trent did NOTHING to address the needs of the team last year, and we paid for it dearly with a crappy line, an inconsistent defense, and a punter we wasted a 5th round draft pick on who turned out to be a vanilla-flavored turd.

Today? No clue. With us out of the QB sweepstakes, and no QBs of note on the horizon for next year’s draft, my hope is that we build up the O line. Namely an OT. Someone to bookend Joe Staley. Fortunately, it looks like we’ll be able to get Ronnie Stanley. The Staley/Stanley show.  Laremy Tunsil, the top tackle in the draft, won’t get by Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens. Vernon Hargreaves is also on my radar as a CB who could very well slide right in to the line up.

Unfortunately, there’s an injured guy who looked to be a top pick until recent knee issues popped up. Yes, the undersized part-time RB and feisty ILB Myles Jack. Leave it to Baalke to draft a guy who’s undersized, hurt, and on a gimpy peg. We are thin at ILB, but still, I’ll give up the team if he drafts Jack . . .


Anyhow, in case you live under a rock (hi, NoFear), and need the draft schedule, here it is:

Round 1, Thursday: 5 p.m. on ESPN and the NFL Network; and online at and Watch ESPN/Watch ESPN apps.ESPN Radio will carry Thursday and Friday rounds.

Rounds 2-3, Friday: 4 p.m. on ESPN and the NFL Network and online at and Watch ESPN/Watch ESPN apps. At 8 p.m., the coverage shifts to ESPN2. Each team has seven minutes in which to make its pick.

Rounds 4-7, Saturday: 9 a.m. on ESPN and the NFL Network and online at and Watch ESPN/Watch ESPN apps. Each team has five minutes in which to submit their official pick; they’ll have four minutes in Round 7.

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  1. unca_chuck says:

    NJ49er’s exhaustive draft research , , ,

    NJ49er says:
    April 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm (Edit)
    My work for another Draft is complete – Let’s see what Trent has in mind….
    (C) = Combine participant

    OLB –
    Leonard Floyd – UGA 6’6″/244 (C) 4.60 (Tkls 184/38)
    Joshua Perry – OH St 6’4″/254 (C) 4.68 (20 Reps) (Tkls 298/52)
    Jordan Jenkins – UGA 6’2″/250 (C) 4.80 (16 Reps) (Tkls 205/52)
    Montese Overton – ECU 6’2″/223 (ILB) (C) 4.61 (18 Reps) (Tkls 217/46)
    Stephen Weatherly – Vandy 6’5″/267 (C) 4.61 (23 Reps) (Tkls 120/36)
    James Cowser – So UT 6’3″/248 (DE) (C) 4.82 (21 Reps) (Tkls 291/48) (Sacks 42.5)

    Emmanuel Ogbah – OK St 6’4″/275 (C) 4.63 (20 Reps) (Tkls 133/39) (Sacks 28)
    Charles Tapper – OK 6’3″/271 (C) 4.59 (23 Reps) (Tkls 138/44) (Sacks 15.5)
    Matt Judon – GVSU – 6’3″/275 (C) 4.73 (30 Reps) (Tkls 204/43) (Sacks 34)
    Kevin Dodd – Clemson 6’5″/277 (C) 4.86 (Tkls 83/39) (Sacks 12)
    Jonathan Bullard – UF 6’3″/285 (C) 4.93 (Tkls 178/50) (Sacks 12)
    Bronson Kaufusi – BYU 6’6″/285 (C) 4.87 (25 Reps) (Tkls 168/50) (Sacks 26.5)

    Sheldon Rankins – Louisville 6’1″/303 (C) 5.03 (28 Reps)
    Jarran Reed – AL 6’3″/311 (C) 5.21
    Javon Hargrave – SC St 6’1″/309 (DE) (C) 4.93 (29 Reps)
    Kenny Clark – UCLA 6’2″/310 (C) 5.06 (29 Reps)
    Connor Wujciak – BC 6’2″/291 (C) 4.91 (22 Reps)

    Vernon Butler – LA Tech 6’4″/325 (C) 5.33 (26 Reps)
    Andrew Billings – Baylor 6’1″/310 (C) 5.05 (31 Reps)
    Austin Johnson – PSU 6’4″/323 (C) 5.32 (25 Reps)
    DJ Reader – Clemson 6’3″/327 (C) 5.33 (30 Reps)
    Adolphus Washington – OH St 6’3″/301 (C) 5.17 (21 reps)

    Ronnie Stanley – ND 6’6″/315 (C) 5.19
    Jason Spriggs – IN 6’6″/305 (C) 4.93 (31 Reps)
    Jack Conklin – MSU 6’5″/308 (C) 4.99 (25 Reps)
    Joe Haeg – ND St 6’5″/305 (C) 5.15
    Caleb Benenoch – UCLA 6’5″/311 (C) 4.97

    Connor McGovern – MO 6’4″/306 (C) 5.10 (33 Reps)
    Joe Dahl – WSU 6’4″/304 (OT) (C) 5.18 (28 Reps)
    Joe Thuney – NCSU 6’4″/304 (C) 4.94 (28 Reps)
    Germain Ifedi – TX A&M 6’5″/320 (OT) (C) 5.27 (24 Reps)
    Parker Ehinger – Cincy 6’6″/302 (OT) (C) 5.25

    Christian Westerman – ASU 6’3″/298 (OG) 5.16 (34 Reps)
    Ryan Kelly – AL 6’4″/297 (C) 5.02 (26 Reps)
    Nick Martin – ND 6’4″/301 (C) 5.21 (28 Reps)
    Jack Allen – MSU -6’1″/294 5.28 (23 Reps)
    Graham Glasgow – UM 6’6″/303 (OG) *Suspension/DUI (C) 5.12 (23 Reps)

    Chris Moore – Cinc 6’1″/206 (C) 4.53
    Josh Doctson – TCU 6’2″/195 (C) 4.50
    Tyler Boyd – Pitt 6’2″/200 (C) 4.58
    Mekale McKay – Cinc 6’5″/210 (4.55) (C) 4.55
    Keyarris Garrett – Tulsa 6’3″/220 (C) 4.53

    Slot WR – Z
    Kolby Listenbee – TCU 6’0″/197 4.35
    Corey Coleman – Baylor 5’10″/190 (C) 4.45
    Sterling Shepard – OK 5’10″/191 (C) 4.48
    Will Fuller – ND 6’0″/184 (C) 4.32
    Malcolm Mitchell – UGA 5’11″/198 (C) 4.45

    Jerell Adams – SCAR 6’5″/244 (C) 4.64
    David Morgan – UTSA 6’4″/262 (C) 5.02
    Bryce Williams – ECU 6’6″/258 (C) 4.94
    Beau Sandland – MTSU 6’4″/ 253 (C) 4.74

    Darron Lee – OH St 6’1″/232 (C) 4.47 (Tkls 147/30) (Sacks 12)
    Nick Vigil – UT St 6’2″/239 (C) 4.72 (Tkls 324/40) (Sacks 15.5)
    Nick Kwiatkoski – WVU 6’2″/245 (C) 4.73 (Tkls 303/48) (sacks 5.5)
    Luke Rhodes – W&M 6’2″/242 4.70 (Tkls 341/47) (Sacks 5.5)
    Dadi Nicolas – VA Tech 6’3″/235 (OLB) (C) 4.74 (Tkls 166/49) (Sacks 17.5)

    Dak Prescott – MS State 6’2″/226 (C) (62.8% – 70 TDs)
    Paxton Lynch – Memphis 6’6″/244 (C) (62.9% – 59 TDs)
    Brandon Doughty – WKU 6’3″/213 (C) (68.6% – 62 TDs)
    Connor Cook – MI St (C) 6’4″/217 (C) (57.5% – 71 TDs)
    Vernon Adams – OR 5’11″/200 (C) (64.9% – 136 TDs)

    Eric Murray – MN 5’11″/199 (C) 4.49 (Tkls 192/51)
    Maurice Canady – UVA 6’1″/193 (C) 4.49 (Tkls 148/44)
    Blake Countess – AUB 5’10″/185 4.55 (Tkls 185/51)
    Ryan Smith – NC Central 5’11″/189 (C) 4.47 (Tkls 262/45)
    Taveze Calhoun – MS St 6’0″/192 (C) 4.53 (Tkls 161/50)

    Sean Davis – MD 6’1″/201 (SS/CB) (C) 4.46 (Tkls 318/50)
    TJ Green – Clemson 6’3″/209 (C) 4.33 (Tkls 118/38)
    James Bradberry – Samford 6’1″/213 (CB) (C) 4.46 (Tkls 129/47)
    Deandre Houston-Carson W&M 6’2″/195 (CB) (C) 4.53 (Tkls 293/45)
    Kavon Frazier – Central MI 6’0″/218 (C) 4.55 (Tkls 269/51)

    Justin Simmons – BC 6’2″/202 (FS) (C) 4.61 (Tkls 229/50)
    Tyvis Powell – OSU 6’2″/211 (C) 4.46 (Tkls 195/42)
    Miles Killebrew – So UT 6’2″/219 (C) (Tkls 356/48)
    KJ Dillon – WVU 6’1″/203 (C) 4.53 (Tkls 165/48)
    Jeremy Cash – Duke 6’2″/210 (C) 4.55 (Tkls 336/44)

    Alex Collins – AR 5’11″/215 (C) 4.59
    Paul Perkins – UCLA 5’11″/210 (C) 4.54
    Kenyan Drake – AL 6’0″/210 (C) 4.45 (KR)
    Tyler Ervin – SJSU 5’10″/192 (C) 4.47
    Daniel Lasco – CAL 6’0″/209 (C) 4.46

    Jaylon Smith – ND 6’3″/240 (ILB) (C)
    Travis Feeney – Wash 6’3″/ 230 (OLB/ILB) (C) (Shoulder) (Tkls 247) 4.50
    Noah Spence – EKU 6’3″/261 (DE) (C) (Drugs)
    Robert Nkemdiche – Ole Miss 6’4″/296 (DT) (C) (Off Field)
    Leonte Carroo – Rutgers 6’0″/217 (WR) (C) 4.50 (Off Field)
    Tyler Johnstone – OR 6’6″/295 (OT) ACL (C) 5.21 (24 Reps)
    Alex Lewis – NE 6’6″/312 (OT) (C) 5.22 (Off Field Issues/Assault) (27 Reps)
    Karl Joseph – WVU 5’11″/197 (SS) (C) (ACL)

    Morgan Burns – KSt (CB) 5’11″/201 (4.35)
    Malcolm Mitchell – UGA 5’11″/194 (KR) (C)

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Thanks for this, NJ, but I’m curious why you left guys like Hargreaves, Stanley, and Jack off the list. They are certainly in play. I get that Tunsil and the QBs won’t fall to us, but certainly these guys could be there at 7.

    And like I said, if they pick Jack, I’ll quit the team.

    Jack? Off? Get it? Sorry, just mentally mastur . . . nevermind.

  3. rob says:

    My pre draft musing goes like this
    . Rd.1 Stanley
    Rd. 2 Ogbah.
    Any chance we get both ? I know Ogbah will probably go higher the rd.2 pick 7 but hey we do have ammo to trade up 5 spots or so

  4. rob says:

    Dodd also posted 12.5 sacks last season. There is a debate among analysts over who will be the first Clemson pass-rusher taken in the draft between Dodd and teammate Shaq Lawson.

    Nassib led the nation last season with 15.5 sacks and six forced fumbles for the Nittany Lions.

    Calhoun is a three-time All-American for Michigan State and set a career high with 10.5 sacks in 2015

  5. unca_chuck says:

    And . . . here’s the 1st round order . . .

    1. Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee Titans)
    2. Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland Browns)
    3. San Diego Chargers
    4. Dallas Cowboys
    5. Jacksonville Jaguars
    6. Baltimore Ravens
    7. San Francisco 49ers
    8. Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles through Miami Dolphins)
    9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    10. New York Giants
    11. Chicago Bears
    12. New Orleans Saints
    13. Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles)
    14. Oakland Raiders
    15. Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)
    16. Detroit Lions
    17. Atlanta Falcons
    18. Indianapolis Colts
    19. Buffalo Bills
    20. New York Jets
    21. Washington Redskins
    22. Houston Texans
    23. Minnesota Vikings
    24. Cincinnati Bengals
    25. Pittsburgh Steelers
    26. Seattle Seahawks
    27. Green Bay Packers
    28. Kansas City Chiefs
    29. Arizona Cardinals
    30. Carolina Panthers
    31. Denver Broncos

    The Patriots would have had the 29th pick. Deflategate

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Happy birthday, ROB!!! I’m with you on Stanley.

  7. rob says:

    Well it’s draft day. Let’s see what the niners get me for my birthday !
    Bosa, Buckner ,Lawson or Stanley please

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Any chance Lawson is there in the 2nd round? I thin kwe need a pass rusher in the 2nd. Kevin Dodd could be there though.

  9. Nipper says:

    I can’t wait for the draft to begin just to see who will blast his head off first at the results. Probably Chuck will explode with a loud “bleep” that will frighten the neighbors a bit. Winder will be moaning in the background like a wounded critter in the backwoods. Rob will be wistfully grateful that Kap hasn’t been traded……yet. The worst is sure to come true.

  10. rob says:

    OK 12th and all. Why not be a little excited. I have a four man wish list. Two QB’s and Tunsil will be gone before we pick. That only leaves three teams ahead of us so one of my favorites will be there !

    • rob says:

      Now we do have spot seven and the most picks of any team in this draft.
      Also tons of cap space to fill holes post draft when final and surprise cuts come down !!!
      Not to mention a top dollar innovative head coach

  11. unca_chuck says:

    OK, FWIW, here’s my first 3 picks:

    1. Ronnie Stanley – OT
    2. Kevin Dodd – DE
    3. Kendall Fuller – CB

  12. unca_chuck says:


  13. rob says:

    C’mon niners make my (birth) day and go get me an impact player today !!!

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Excited? No. Interested? Sure. Morbidly curious? Definitely!

  15. Winder says:

    Happy birthday rob- Yeah i’m not holding my breath for this one. And until baalky has gone I figure we will continue to tank the draft. It’s pretty sure we will go OL or DL with the first pick but I would go with any of the second tier QB’s with the second. That is our biggest need. I feel ya chuck on the Jack pick and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that’s the way we went. “I’m no doctor but I did stay in a Holiday Inn”

  16. Nipper says:

    You guys should know by now Trent doesn’t address the team’s “needs.” He’s a bargain shopper looking for future “value.” So he picks someone who few care about and declares his pick a success. Of course he consults with others in the organization that will confirm his pick. Only months and years later do we realize it’s usually a guy that can’t play much or ever.

  17. rtfirefly says:

    Happy Birthday Rob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I maintain we’ll trade our #7 for:
    1) a 2017 low 1st rounder
    2) a 2018 low 2nd rounder
    3) a 2019 low 3rd rounder
    4) 7th rounders from 2017, 2018, and 2019

    Stockpiling draft picks. Building for the future. Niner football.

  18. Nipper says:

    Lets draft for a new OL and then more Defense! ….. A new tackle …….anyone?

  19. unca_chuck says:

    I’d be VERY surprised if the Rams didn’t take Goff. I hope not, but there you go.

    Wentz is a crap shoot of the highest order.

  20. 12th Man says:

    Thought this was interesting. Niners are ranked 4th worst drafting team over the last 5 years:

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, that sounds about right. Scotty built the team. Trent has been overseeing the dissolution.

    • 12th Man says:

      So he says. $8m is way more money than he has made so far and to be honest he looks like a good back up, mediocre starter to me so maybe he squeezes $10m but I don’t see anyone else knocking down his door.

  22. Winder says:

    They are gonna stretch this draft out for no reason but advertisers, what a load of crap

  23. rob says:

    Trent is pretty damn good. Two QB’s down Tunsil to go. We get one of my top four !!! Goodnight to all !!!

  24. unca_chuck says:

    1. Goff – Got that one right
    2. Wentz – righto
    3. Bosa – sure
    4. Elliot – he’ll be great since Dallas has a line now.

  25. unca_chuck says:

    Jax takes Tunsil.

  26. rob says:

    Omg omg two picks to go. Buckner and Tunsil still left. Omg can we get this lucky !!

  27. unca_chuck says:

    Or not. My son called it. Ramsey

  28. unca_chuck says:

    Tunsil goes to Balt tho.

  29. rob says:

    We get jack ???

  30. unca_chuck says:

    If we do, I’m quitting the team.

  31. unca_chuck says:

    If we don’t build the line, we are dogshit.

    Wow! Stanley to Balt. We should take Tunsil.

  32. unca_chuck says:

    We better take Tunsil.

  33. 12th Man says:

    Tunsil, Buckner or Jack?


  34. Winder says:

    This actually is getting interesting

  35. unca_chuck says:

    Holy fuck. Tunsil hitting a bong? This is a soap opera. Gruden yells GET OFF MY LAWN!

  36. unca_chuck says:

    Shit. Go Hargreaves

  37. unca_chuck says:

    Buckner or Hargreaves. Fuck Jack.

  38. Flavor says:

    jesus how many fucking Oregon DLman do we need?

  39. unca_chuck says:

    Bookend Ducks. Buckner . . .

  40. unca_chuck says:

    Hope he’s better than Armstead.

  41. Winder says:

    We need so much help I guess it’s as good a pick as an OL. I woulda been happy with either way.

  42. 12th Man says:

    I was afraid of a trade back, this way they got a rotational/starter DE this season.

  43. Irish Kevin says:

    Good pick! Start with the D to stop the scoring!

  44. unca_chuck says:

    Baalke continues his fear of offense.

    I’m not too happy.

  45. unca_chuck says:

    Meh. Buckner comes with the same issues that Armstead did. Motor and consistency.

  46. unca_chuck says:

    Think Tunsil falls to 39?

  47. unca_chuck says:

    The Bears likely get Hargreaves. Or D line

  48. Flavor says:

    if ever a guy was going to be a success because of his name combined with where he worked it was a guy named “Eli Apple”

  49. unca_chuck says:

    Kinda like us drafting Tom Holmoe. . .

  50. unca_chuck says:

    Shit, there goes Tunsil.

  51. rtfirefly says:

    I understand the logic and I approve, given how bad the Niners are now. Baalke is very obviously trying to copy the Harbaugh success. Then we tried to get a QB (Alex) then built a dynamite OL, then finally (way too late for that team) got a great coach.

    He’s trying to build a great DL first, and hoping Kelly will prove to be a great NFL coach (he could be; he did wonders with a team Andy Reid failed with).

    Of course that means, IF he’s successful), we have about 3-4 years of “reloading” yet to suffer through before we can contend. Maybe Reggie McKenzie (fantastic name btw, lol) won’t want to move to Vegas?

    • Nipper says:

      Defense…….good players to be had in this draft. Great value is out there! Rah, rah, rah!

  52. unca_chuck says:

    No. Mark Davis would give both his nuts to move to Vegas.

    Raiders take the hitter Karl Joseph.

    As far as Baalke goes, fuck him. He needs to build a fucking O line. Gabbert, or Kappy, or fucking Paxton need time to throw. This team goes nowhere until they address the line.

  53. rtfirefly says:

    Karl Joseph? Watch out for the Raiders this year. They’ve improved that lousy defense – their glaring weakness – considerably through FA and now the draft. Aldon will be back in time for the stretch run and the playoffs. The Broncos QB is Mark Sanchez.

    • rtfirefly says:

      As I recall, I wrote towards the end of 2014 that they were two good drafts away from bottom of the barrel to contender. Last year’s was awesome. Their FA pickups this year look quite good. Reggie is on a serious roll.

  54. unca_chuck says:

    Baalke is depending on Kelly to conjure up offense whole cloth out of nothing. We have a weak line with SOME pieces on offense. Torrey Smith, Carlos Hyde, a pissed off QB, a shitty QB, and a bunch of nothings at WR. We kept VMcD and let Carrier go.

  55. unca_chuck says:

    RTF, the Raiders were in much worse shape than the Niners are. They were still getting out from under the cap hell that re-un-deal Al put them in. They had shiity contracts, dead money, and crappy players to wade through. They are in solid shape now.

  56. Flavor says:

    there is only 1 day a year that I kinda miss Denny a little bit. And today is that day…..

  57. unca_chuck says:

    If we go defense tomorrow, it HAS to be a corner. Otherwise, we should trade up for fucking Cook tonight and then go lineman heavy and get some WRs.

    Dennis went around the bend. In a big way.

  58. 12th Man says:

    Speaking of the missing….Berger where for art thou?????

  59. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I thought some of the music would bring him out of the weeds . . .

  60. unca_chuck says:

    Jack isn’t off the board.

  61. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah. I guess that’s worse than taping a bong to your face.

    Shit. I like Tunsil after hearing him talk.

  62. Lurker John says:

    It’s one pick and he was Pac-12 defensive player of the year. He’s also supposed to be an NFL-ready run-stopper and with the potential to be a good pass rusher. And to be fair, Armstead showed some pretty good talent last year. I’m not ready to bag him yet.

    Let the draft develop before bashing Baalke. Lots of good OL come in the 2nd round and later

  63. Lurker John says:

    I’m reading some pretty good stuff about Buckner, comparisons to Calais Campbell, loads of talent and a powerful physique. says he has a chance to become a dominant force.

  64. unca_chuck says:

    Based on what, John? I ain’t raining on any parades. I mean I hope Buckner’s gonna plug the middle, but this team had no offense last year. Baalke hasn’t drafted any offensive players worth a dime. Hyde being the exception if he could stay on the field. None of his linemen have panned out, and Smelter is another knee-problem-special. Impact players like Ellington, Patton, VMcD, LMJ, and AJJ, are nothing special if not awful. Granted they weren’t used correctly, but who has left and done well? Delanie Walker and Ginn are the only guys I can recall, so it isn’t as if these guys are diamonds in the rough just waiting for a shot somewhere else.

    Looks like we are not trading Kappy to Denver. They are trading up with Seattle to get Cook, presumably.

    • Lurker John says:

      What else? His play in college. Player of the year in a top flight conference surely means something to you, doesn’t it? And like I said below, the line on both sides of the ball had to be addressed. The pass rush was anemic last year. I agree with your assessment about the players you mentioned, but Buckner is not viewed as a project by anybody. He’s a stud.

      I think every Niner fan is down with what the offense was like last year and in Harbaugh’s final year. As of right now, I’m confident Kelly is going to get things moving in the right direction offensively, which means a guy like Ellington can’t be written of just yet. He’s been in a shit situation since he was drafted.

  65. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Paxton Lynch to Denver. Bit of a shock, but they did like Kappy.

  66. Irish Kevin says:

    Kap is not going to Denver!!

  67. unca_chuck says:

    Like I said, Kelly is in a near impossible spot to create offense out of a pile of spare parts.

    • Winder says:

      I guess Baalky’s plan is if we can’t beat em with points lets just beat the crap out of em with defense. Overall not a real bad plan. We gotta go offense tomorrow.

  68. unca_chuck says:

    Most new head coaches like to make some kind of QB splash. Wonder if Cook would be a trade possibility for us. Wouldn’t be the worst thing to happen. Although this sure wouldn’t be Baalke’s style to go all in on a QB. Kappy wasn’t his guy.

    I guess the Jets still remain a possible trade partner with Ryan Fitzryan holding out.

    And why the fuck is the dude talking to his insurance agent at 4 am?

  69. Lurker John says:

    After all the shit that’s gone on with the Niners the past 2-3 years, there’s no way in hell they were going to draft a guy who puts out a photo of himself with a gas-mask bong strapped on his face. That would’ve been the death knell for Baalke. I see they also passed on Jack, probably because of the lingering knee questions. Maybe he’s learned his lesson as far as drafting injured players is concerned. I’m not saying that it’s not a viable strategy, but it hasn’t produced a lot of results in the past few years.

    Both sides of the ball have to be addressed, so I’m cool with Buckner to kick things off. He’s a legitimate top 10 guy who’ll probably play right away. AD is back and still young. I think Trent Brown is going to be the sleeper from last year’s draft and I’m confident Baalke will add more OL candidates as the draft progresses. He’d have to be an idiot not to. A case can be made that he is an idiot, but I think this is a good start to the 2016 draft.

  70. rob says:

    I hope for Calhoun from Michigan St. In rd 2

  71. unca_chuck says:

    Ahh, we are trading up. I’d think Cook. If we take Jack, I still will be pissed.

  72. unca_chuck says:

    Fuck this. Trade up for a guy projected in the late 2nd?

    Baalke is a glue-head.

    Jesus. KC gets our 37th pick. Plus a 4th and a 6th.

    Shoot me now.

  73. unca_chuck says:

    The only good news is one would hope this gets Pears off the team but we pretty much were guaranteed to see this guy still there at 37. We need a Goddamn tackle with AD and Baalke trading tweets and nothing coming of it.

    What the fuck?

    I swear, Baalke does not understand how to do this.

    • Winder says:

      Here we go again. We need OL desperately but the dude is a run blocker and has some serious trouble with the passing game. Shoulda just kept Iupati.

  74. rob says:

    We traded up to 28 got Joshua Garnett from Stanford

    • unca_chuck says:

      The question is why? Garnett wasn’t projected till the late 2nd round. Most folks had him as the 2nd best guard in a weak draft for guards.

      Oh well. We need line help. I just don’t understand making the move. It wasn’t warranted.

  75. rtfirefly says:

    Lines first. I gotta like it. Remember Alex Boone is gone.

  76. Lurker John says:

    My question would be, why the hell isn’t Pears off the team now.

  77. rtfirefly says:

    A for Heart In The Right Place. Now for some football! (Only 137 days more)

    • rob says:

      Garnett sounds good. Outland trophy for nations top interior O lineman.

      Garnett, the son of an NFL nose tackle (Scott Garnett), played in the shadow of other NFL-ready Stanford linemen like 2015 first-round pick Andrus Peat before his senior year. He emerged from that shadow this fall, however, winning numerous All-American honors and the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman. His combination of size (6-5, 325) and movement dropped jaws around college football — especially when he takes an occasional turn as an H-back. Add intelligence and a nasty streak, and Garnett’s got everything an offensive line coach would want to be part of his group

      • Lurker John says:

        I saw that too. He’s another specimen who’s going to need some coaching in the passing game, but who’s a road grader in the run game and the Niners want to be a run team. RT is right, Boone’s gone, need a guard.

  78. Winder says:

    At least it wasn’t a kicker that woulda went undrafted

  79. unca_chuck says:

    Heh heh! Really thought it was going to be Cook. Guess we are going with a disgruntled Kappy.

    I guess all I want is a gruntled QB . . .

  80. Winder says:

    When was the last time we had any luck from a pack 10 OL? I can’t remember.

  81. unca_chuck says:

    No. That’s my problem ROB! We traded our 2nd round pick to move up for a guy that was projected as a late 2nd rounder. I like getting line help like I said, but I don’t like moving up for no reason.

    • rob says:

      Well Chuck let’s hope he’s as good as I think he is.
      Our next pick is the fifth one in three.
      We can even get back into two if we want. I did have hopes we’d be able to get Calhoun tho.

  82. unca_chuck says:

    John, AD is gone as well. We need a tackle more. Unless our plan is to piss off our quarterback AND right tackle. Chips isn’t a road-grading run guy. He’s a zone blocking guy. Which usually calls for more mobile linemen. Not sure how Garnett fits that scheme, but being an interior guy, it shouldn’t be too difficult for him.

    • rob says:

      We also have Brown at RT and can still add veteran help up front
      Don’t forget we have tons of cap room . I’m hoping for a last minute cut. Some good players will be let go and we’ll have the pick of the litter.

      • rob says:

        Saturday we have pick 68 just outside of 2. We also have three 5th and three 6th rd picks in case we really like someone in two.
        Calhoun from Michigan St or one of the remaining pass rushers please.

      • rob says:

        Garnett was recruited by Chip Kelley in college. I was hoping to see Kelley had some input here given his track record in Philly with O-line. We got the 1st G off the board. My guess is we just added a future pro bowl calibre player on both lines.!!!
        Props to Baalke

  83. rob says:

    Is it me or was Goodell getting booed every pick last night.

  84. unca_chuck says:

    Oh yeah. Like booing the crazy crab.

    What baffles me, ROB is that Zane Beadles is a LG. Joshua Garnett is a . . . LG. I’m sure they can move one of them, but tackles usually go in the first round, not guards.

    I still think we shoulda got a tackle.

    • 12th Man says:


      I thought Brown came on strong last year at RT. Pears played much better at RG too, horrible at RT. Garnett needs work at pass pro but is nasty and solid in the RG.
      Kelly likes to run and use play action so it makes sense.

      Looks like Kap isn’t going anywhere, a huge helping of humble pie, which IMO he needed.
      Will be interesting to see if he can beat out Gabbert in a straight up contest.

      My money is on Kap but it depends how much he wants to play football after this seasons kick in the balls.

  85. Nipper says:

    In conclusion: A loud BLEEP for the whole damn mess!

    • 12th Man says:

      You don’t like the picks or don’t care either way?

      • Nipper says:

        Where’s a tackle? Perhaps today or a trade? I’m sure Baalke has a plan.

      • 12th Man says:

        Can’t see them taking 2 O line guys with all the other problem area’s still to cover Nip. The only positions of strength is safety and to a lesser extent RB.

        LT Staley RT Brown who will play swing is up in the air.

  86. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking Pears at this point. AD would be nice to have around but I ain’t counting on that.

    How that was handled was stupid. The fucking rumor mill again. This front office floats shit out to the media and then disavows it like it didn’t come from them. Don’t get me wrong, AD fucked the team royally last year, but this year Baalke is being the idiot. He’s doing all he can to piss AD off.

    Either tell AD to come join the team or cut him loose. Letting him hang and then floating trade rumors does nothing for either side. It makes us look petty and shortsighted. He may not get the huge deal he may have, but I guarantee you someone will pay him when he reinstates and we do whatever the fuck we do.

    • 12th Man says:

      Not crazy about any of it but AD is being a punk and he was last year too. He wanted out and got it, now he wants back in and expects everyone to roll over for him.

    • Winder says:

      I dunno chuck, I think AD is a moron and is just fucking around. We are talking Millions of dollars here. If AD was serious he would have applied for reinstatement and showed up for camp. Even if our FO are idiots and work the rumor mill why would he even give a fuck. We are talking big money

  87. unca_chuck says:

    Baalke walks around like his shit don’t stink and he has absolute impunity to do whatever he wants. Coaching up the DBs? WTF? I don’t think you need to look any further than Baalke to understand who the rat is.

  88. unca_chuck says:

    Look, like I said, AD is an asshole. But he IS a proven RT. Baalke is doing no favors by playing games himself. This makes our front office look childish and stupid. Shortsighted and vain.

    He wasn’t tight-lipped about AD. He floated the trade rumors.

    New thread is up.

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