Day III . . .

Or is it one hundred and eleven?

Round 1: Ninth Overall – Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
Round 2: 44th Overall (from Washington) – Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
Round 3: 70th Overall (from Chicago) – Fred Warner, LB, BYU
Round 3: 95th Overall (from New England) – Tarvarious Moore, DB, Southern Miss

Speed is the overriding factor. A nimble big man at tackle to help the outside run game, a quick WR a quick ILB, and a quick DB.

Still not seeing a pass rusher, but this wasn’t the draft for it. I’d think CB and WR and a flier at OLB.

Today is . . .

Round 4: 128th Overall (from Pittsburgh)

Round 5: 142nd Overall (from Washington)

Round 6: 184th Overall

Round 7: 223rd Overall (from Miami)

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43 Responses to Day III . . .

  1. Flavor says:

    thanks for including where the picks come from, that’s helpful and interesting

  2. Lurker John says:

    Kentavius Street, DE NC State.

  3. Lurker John says:

    I read Tarvarius ran 4.32 in the 40. That’s bloody fast, world-class foot speed fast.

  4. Nipper says:

    This latest pick must have a great upside since he’s in rehab for an ACL injury.

  5. Lurker John says:

    Yeah, I thought we were done with those guys. Wasted pick.

  6. Lurker John says:

    D.J. Reed, CB K-State. Small cornerback, 5’9″ 186 lbs.

  7. Lurker John says:

    Marcell Harris, S Florida.

  8. Lurker John says:

    They’re certainly adding depth to the secondary.

  9. Winder says:

    He missed all of last year because of an ACL so that makes 2 players from this draft

  10. Lurker John says:

    Not seeing a lot of starters in this group. Most grade out as special teamers.

  11. Winder says:

    There are a bunch of different grades of ACL tears, hopefully none of the guys we got were like Lattimore. Well, we loaded up on DB;s and WR’s especially with the UDFA’s.

  12. Nipper says:

    Basically this Niner draft is full of back-ups and maybe’s. A lot of smoke but no fire. Some guys are in rehab. and hopefully will be useful in the future. Conclusion: Crapshoot

  13. Berger says:

    I don’t know much about most of our picks. I’m very happy with our first three picks and don’t know enough about the rest. To get McGlinchey, Garrapolo and Pettis 1-2-3 is hugely popular with me.

    My only issue is I don’t think we needed to move up to get Pettis. Moving up did prove that our staff wanted him badly. I can say for a certainty that he makes difficult catches look easy and he naturally catches everything away from his body. It is very impressive! In watching limited film of him he looks like a guy who is not quick twitch but has tremendous afterburners. Jerry Rice was like that.

    We took 3 injured players. One missed significant time with a broken shoulder, one missed the entire season with an Achilles Heel issue and one will miss this season with an ACL. I have no problem with that but this site has people who shit their pants over taking a chance on this. I will most likely be entertained by the comments. I see some have already noticed.

    • Winder says:

      I am one of those who are skeptical about taking injured players due to our track record. However, I am totally sold on Lynch and our scouting staff. I don’t know what our rebuild plan looks like but I figure the FO is working on it as we speak. All rookies are projects and we will see how these new guys .fit in.

    • Lurker John says:

      Since there’s about ten regulars here, Berger, you’ve narrowed your derision down nicely. Given the Niners history with injured draft picks, I’d think you’d have more of a clue as to why people don’t get excited about them. Not one has panned out. In short, no one is “shitting their pants,” just pointing out the shortcomings of this tactic.

      Enjoy your show.

      • Berger says:

        Lurker- John Taylor worked out OK, Kevin Fagan worked out OK, Frank Gore worked out OK, Tank Carradine worked out marginally OK. Shitting your pants is a metaphor for overacting. It was actually directed at 12th more than anybody else. I enjoy blogging with him, as well as everybody else, and I’m sure he will have as much fun firing back at me as I did with my shot over the bow. It’s all good.

      • Lurker John says:

        I’m talking about the Baalke years, and you know that. Anything in the Walsh years is in an entirely different category because, well, he was Bill Walsh, not to be confused with Trent Baalke. lol

      • Berger says:

        I know the strategy is OK with me no matter the era. It didn’t work out so well with Baalke but we were stocked with talent until a few years ago and stashing a player on the DL is a good way to hedge the future and get better value for a little patience. Baalke’s problem wasn’t the strategy as much as bad talent evaluation. He did miss-fire on the RB Lattimore as he never got healthy. But in the end it was a 4th round shot, so not so bad and Baalke was good at acquiring extra picks to take those chances. The rest of the picks did get healthy so it was just bad talent evaluation. If he was better at evaluating talent the strategy would have not been so discriminated. His biggest problem was that he was bad at evaluating healthy players. At least he was consistent! LOL!

      • 12th Man says:

        Im wiping my ass as I type Berger. Including Sherman that’s 4 injuries, all serious. In Shermans case the risk reward is a no brainer, the best CB in the league. Taking a guy that sits for a year is a head scratcher for me, is this roster so good they could afford that luxury? It points to Armstead being booted next year but every year there is a guy available to fill a spot. A shoulder is not much to worry about but achilles often don’t return to pre-injury form.

        This draft was good early and odd later for me. So many DB and WR?

    • Berger says:

      I knew I could count on a good response from 12th! I thought getting a guy that can squat 700 lbs and needs to miss a year was an Armstead hedge too. Armstead is as good as anybody at stopping traffic and just blowing plays up for others to get stats. Problem is he can’t stay healthy. I think if he stays healthy this year he gets an extension, if he gets hurt again he is not resigned. It will be interesting to see if they pick up his 5th year option.

      • 12th Man says:

        Thx for the tip of the cap Berger. Agree on Armstead, huge potential always injured. Make or break year for him.
        Street squatting 700 is impressive, but its not a weight lifting competition and technique trumps raw power. Maybe he pans out and maybe not, its that they gave up a draft spot for this years squad to a seriously injured player thats odd to me.

        They took a lot of DB and WR, Lynch and Shanny Jr. played those positions, just a thought.

  14. Lurker John says:

    Jullian Taylor, DT Temple and Richie James, WR Middle Tennessee round out the draft. James is a small receiver prone to drops and who battled injuries last year. Exactly what we don’t need.

    Taylor looks interesting, a physical specimen who had a good season this past year. Maybe he pans out.

  15. Lurker John says:

    Don’t forget Pettis’ punt returning ability. I believe he had 9 career punt returns for TD’s as a Husky, tied for the most all-time in the NCAA. He was also a consensus first-team All-American this season on a team that mostly ran the ball. Impressive resume. Trent Taylor was solid in that role in 2017 (returner), but Pettis figures to be a lot better. He’ll also compete for time in the slot. Living in Seattle, I saw a lot of his games and he’s a guy who always caught my eye. Excellent hands and fearless over the middle.

  16. Lurker John says:

    Winder, just a copy and paste from your link:

    San Francisco 49ers

    1. (9) Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey
    2. (44) Washington WR Dante Pettis
    3. (70) BYU OLB Fred Warner
    3. (95) Southern Miss S Tarvarius Moore
    4. (128) NC State DE Kentavius Street
    5. (142) Kansas State CB D.J. Reed
    6. (184) Florida S Marcell Harris
    7. (223) Temple DT Jullian Taylor
    7. (240) Middle Tennessee WR Richie James

    Overview: Roquan Smith would have been a preferred selection at No. 8 overall, but the Bears weren’t going to let him slip, and McGlinchey filled a need when the Niners dealt RT Trent Brown to New England. Coach Kyle Shanahan clearly fell in love with Pettis; the 49ers traded up from 59 to 44 to land him. Pettis profiles as a slot-flanker receiver and was one of the top return men in this draft. Warner has a chance to fill the K.J. Wright role in DC Robert Saleh’s Seahawks-style defense, and Moore is a superb athlete with true centerfield safety skills. Street and Harris came at injury discounts. Reed is a slot corner only with kickoff-return value. Among draft-eligible defensive tackles, only Taven Bryan logged better SPARQ results than Taylor. As the 49ers acquired Jimmy Garoppolo for the 43rd overall pick, he must be included in this haul and provides a significant boost to San Francisco’s draft grade.

    Grade: A

  17. Lurker John says:

    This guy makes it sound like a stellar draft! GO NINERS!

    • Winder says:

      Lol, that’s what I thought too. but he gave a lot of the NFC teams C grades. In the NFC we were the only team to get an A out of him. Maybe he is a NIner fan.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Including Jimmy G certainly is at least a full jump in grade.

  19. alleykat69 says:

    Well any guy that can squat 700lbs like Ketavius Street (ACL not withstanding)did on YouTube has me impressed!
    Dude’s a monster and hoping in the future he can “Unleash Hell on QB’s”

  20. unca_chuck says:

    He was a high 2nd round guy before the injury. Late round flier? Sure. At least Lynch didn’t draft a punter.

    I’m not crazy about the move for these injured guys but I understand the risk/reward shot. It’s just that our recent history has been dogshit in this regard.

    I like the top 3 picks though. It’s all about speed. We got faster on the line, at WR, and on defense.

    • 12th Man says:

      I like the early part of the draft too Chuck, but the jury is out, really out, for the rest since Street wears civvies for the year.

      It was a bleh draft this time for me, could be good, or not.

      Looking back its fair to question the Foster pick given his first years activities, they gave up a lot for him and he let them down and followed true to his form, even with just the weed and guns part.

      The DA has said they are going ahead despite the girlfriends recant, very unusual given that she says it was another person that hit her not him.

      Wait and see on the outcome but the pick is tarnished already.

      • Winder says:

        I feel the same way about the draft, very anticlimatic. What I did like was that we went offense early and on paper improved our chances of success.

    • unca_chuck says:

      We actually traded little to move up and get Foster, 12th. We traded our 2nd round pick and a mid-4th round pick to get him. It may not work out, but at the time it was a good deal.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    I should say I like the first 4 picks. All fast, all upgrades.

    New thread is up.

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