Draft Day, Parts II and III

Well, yesterday by all intents and purposes couldn’t have gone much better for John Lynch. He traded down one spot, got 4 picks, and still got the guy he wanted in Salomon Thomas. And for some reason Reuben Foster, the #1 rated LB in the class fell to the 31st spot, which the 49er promptly traded up to snag. With the help of one of the picks (#111 in the 4th round) they got from Chicago.

All in all a fairly outstanding first go-around in the draft. Jonathan Adams may have been my favorite guy but I figured they would take Thomas. But getting Foster is gravy upon gravy. There is no way anyone thought he would fall so far. But, the odd thing is this is the 3rd defensive lineman ion a row the Niners have drafted. First there was Arik Armstead, then DeForest Buckner, the bookend Ducks. Now we have fellow Pac-12 DL Salomon Thomas.

They say you build from the lines out, right?

As for day 2, what do y’all think? We need some offensive help, and we have picks 66 and 67. Then again, we need safety depth and there are still guys likeΒ Melifonwu, Budda Baker, and Marcus Williams. Then again DeShone Kizer is still around but he won’t likely fall to the 3rd. WR Chris Godwin? We do need guys that can catch the ball . . .

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52 Responses to Draft Day, Parts II and III

  1. Winder says:

    Even though I really want some offense I think #1 priority is DB. The way it sounds though is we will take the BPA and at this point it just might make the most sense.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    If any one of those 3 safeties are left they should take him.

  3. Lurker John says:

    2nd and 3rd picks in the third round today. Let’s see if Lynch and Shanny can keep it up.

  4. alleykat69 says:

    It’s Jamal Adams, Chuck but since we didn’t take him it’s like TomTolbert use to say when a caller called in “It doesn’t matter what your name is”

  5. Winder says:

    They really stretch this bull…. out. All picks should be five minutes.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Damn. Raiders took Melifonwu. I wanted him.

  7. Flavor says:

    we just traded the 67th pick

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Damn. All defense all day. Got a 7th and a 2nd next year for our 3rd? Nuts.

    Corner Witherspoon has length and speed.. Can’t teach that.

  9. Winder says:

    we got a 2nd rd pick next year

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Happy birthday, ROB!!!!! wherever you are!!

  11. Flavor says:

    Jesus what’s wrong with this guy?

  12. Berger says:

    Just watched some video on CJ Beathard. he looks pretty good. Great footwork, throws receivers open, OK arm strength and nice touch.

    • Winder says:

      They must have seen something they liked about him. I’m glad we got him, at least we can try to develop him. I wouldn’t be surprised if we get another QB down the road.

    • Berger says:

      I watched video of only one game so the sample size is small. What I saw was an offense where the receivers were not getting open in space and he still got the ball to them. If he had to do that all year his low completion percentage all of a sudden looks pretty good. He also had some balls down field that were way off target. His targets were covered so he might have done that on purpose. I would need to watch a lot more video to determine that and I’m going to leave that to the experts. He is a pocket passer, he is not going to be making plays with his feet. He does have good awareness and poise in the pocket. His footwork was even good under pressure, something few QBs in college do consistently. But like I said, this was one game. Overall, I like the pick.

  13. 12th Man says:

    Something that strikes me as radically different with the new guys is they have blended BPA with need. Maybe thats pure blind luck or because any pick would be a need who knows?
    They shored up the pass rush and stopping the run, something last years team couldn’t do to save its life. Drafted a CB that they have needed for years and have taken a QB to develop. The last 2 positions being something the last braintrust ignored almost completely.
    IMO any team with 10 picks plus year after year has to take a developmental QB and these guys have done just just that.
    They also gained a 2 and 3 next year to boot.
    I don’t know about assigning grades as we all know its a crapshoot but first impressions are they exceeded expectations.
    Baalke was known as a guy that could get value for trades, I’d say Lynch has done even better as well as getting the guys they coveted.
    Let’s hope this draft is as deep as projected.
    Combined with what they have already done in FA I for one am really impressed so far.

  14. Lurker John says:

    Joe Williams (RB) Utah and Kapri Bibbs (RB) via trade from the Broncos. I know nothing about either of these guys. Bibbs hasn’t done squat in the NFL but he hasn’t had much of a chance either. Williams evidently has had some off-field issues, but is supposed to be an explosive runner when he’s focused on football.

    Depth at the running back position. I was hoping for a little more of an NFL ready back, but Lynch/Shanahan see something in these guys, so that’s enough for me. For now,

    2 picks in each of the 5th and 6th rounds, one in the 7th coming up.

  15. Berger says:

    I watched a few Utah games this year and this RB we just took, Joe Williams, is all that! He has some issues but as a RB he is a star in the making. I just hope his heart is in it. If it is he’ll be our feature back before the end of the season. If he starts at the beginning of the year he could be the ROY. He’s that good.

    • Lurker John says:

      Well, one of the things Lynch has said he values above almost anything else is a love of football. I’m assuming he got that vibe from Williams, so this could end up being a great pick. Cool.

  16. Lurker John says:

    Devonta Freeman was a fourth round pick and Tevin Coleman a third round pick and both those guys turned out okay.

  17. Berger says:

    It’s not that amazing that we got a TE in the 5th round who is a good blocker and can catch the ball. What is amazing is he is 6’4, runs a 4.5 and has 35″ vertical. Sounds like a steal!

  18. unca_chuck says:

    “Can catch the ball” Hallefrickingleiua.

  19. Lurker John says:

    George Kittle, athletic TE from Iowa. Many needs being addressed.

  20. Winder says:

    I think shanny has taken over this draft. I am very happy so far. Feels way different than the last few drafts

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, it looks like Lynch got the defensive guys, and Shanahan is now getting the offensive guys.

  22. Winder says:

    Love the TE pick. not to long ago we picked a punter in the 5th and not a very good one at that. We have come a long way

  23. unca_chuck says:

    Trent Taylor WR from Louisiana with the 177th pick in the 5th round.

    5’8″ 178 lb. 4.63 40 time.

    Maybe he can hide behind the TE on routes, and come free. PR as well. Hey, why not? Guy caught a lot of balls.

    • Lurker John says:

      Not a burner by NFL standards, but with slot guys it’s all about quickness and route running and being willing to catch the ball over the middle. And, yeah, we need a good punt returner big time.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Taylor is apparently tough on slants and can break tackles.

  24. Winder says:

    Well, we got a 5’8″ WR. Hope our guys can find him downfield. Maybe a kick returner?

  25. Winder says:

    I like the Taylor pick. I never heard of him but after watching his highlights this kid is gonna cause serious problems on defenses. Been waiting for awhile to get a player like this. I thought we had one with the little running back we got from Oregon but he never panned out.

  26. alleykat69 says:

    Taylor could turn into a good slot receiver/punt returner so not a bad pick.

    • Lurker John says:

      Slot guys play a huge role in the NFL and that’s probably exactly what Shanny has planned for him.

  27. Lurker John says:

    I like that Beathard played from under center a lot at Iowa. Should transfer well to the pros.

  28. Lurker John says:

    A couple of smart dudes running the show for us these days:

  29. Winder says:

    Looks like we just got a true NT in the 6th

  30. Lurker John says:

    After hearing Shanahan mention “looking at [Beathard’s] name” a couple of times, I found out that he’s the grandson of longtime NFL exec Bobby Beathard, so some good football genes there and he’s been around the game his whole life.

  31. Winder says:

    i guess we address OL with UDFA’s. we nee linebackers and I think we just got another decent one

  32. Berger says:

    Sounds like we finally DRAFTED a NT! Somebody pinch me!

  33. Lurker John says:

    Holy crap, Taylor’s slash line for last year, 136 receptions for 1,803 yards and 12 TD’s. That’s just sick, especially in the short college season.

  34. Lurker John says:

    After watching some video, I bet Taylor will become a fan favorite right away. He looks to be as tough as nails, great hands and with a non-stop motor. He could be another steal.

  35. unca_chuck says:

    Thing is, with the lack of depth a lot of these guys could very well be starting in September.

    We will be young and fast if nothing else.

  36. Lurker John says:

    Last pick is Adrian Colbert (CB) out of Miami.

  37. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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