My reactions to our draft
- Round 1 : 2nd Overall – Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
- Round 2: 36th Overall – Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina.
- Round 3: 67th Overall – Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor.
- Round 4: 110th Overall (from Bengals) – Mitch Wishnowsky, P, Utah.
- Round 5: 148th Overall (from Broncos) – Dre Greenlaw, LB, Arkansas.
- Round 6: 176th Overall – Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford.
- Round 6: 183rd Overall (from Bengals) – Justin Skule, OT, Vanderbilt
- Round 6: 198th Overall (from Bengals) – Tim Harris, CB, Virginia
Funny what we all saw as a glaring need was ignored till the 198th pick. And that of course is our defensive backfield. Our offensive defensive backfield.The one that gave up huge plays and points by the score. I guess they feel like Dee Ford, Nick Bosa, and Kentavius Street will step in and make a mundane pass rush that much more effective, thus putting less pressure on the DBs to cover for 6+ seconds.
It makes sense in a short-term kind of way, but this was a deep draft for safeties and corners, so it galls me a lot that they chose to ignore that. To be short and sweet, I liked 1-3, but am left scratching my head for 4, 5, and 6, 6, 6. A PUNTER, FFS? Am I supposed to feel good that Super Bowl champ New England drafted a punter in the 5th round? A Stanford guy, Jake Bailey, no less?
NO! They are stacked. We NEED safeties, CBs, O linemen, and pass rushers. Would we have lost out on Wishnowsky. Seriously? “I wishnowsky I’ll get draftedsky in the 4th roundsky?” Sure. Aaaaah.
We won’t know the the good, bad, or ugliness of the draft for a couple years, but it looks like a mixed bag of pickings this time around. I’m a little on the fence with the WRs we desperately need, as both these guys are slot WRs. Something we are knee-deep in.
I guess we have trade bait for the impending cuts and moves?