Yes! Yes! Yes! WTF? Huh? Meh. OK. Finally!

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?

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18 Responses to Yes! Yes! Yes! WTF? Huh? Meh. OK. Finally!

  1. Winder says:

    Since the only guys I had heard of is Boza and Deebo, I can’t really say much about anything. My guess is they think this punter is Gold otherwise I doubt they would have reached for em. Haven’t seen the UDFA’s list yet hopefully we got a couple of good ones in that.

  2. alleykat69 says:

    Who would of thought are fucking punter(Pinion) gone F/A and field goal kicker (Gould)who wants a trade would have so much impact on this draft?
    I can’t knock the Wishy pick too much except when it was 4th rd, though I heard rumblings that the Pats wanted him then moved back in the draft and grabbed the punter from Stanford Bailey in the 5th, still to high but not like us.
    Btw “The Master Bill Belicheat” Patriots graded out with an A+ drafting 32nd!! I believe this guy loves drafting more then even coaching, he’s just that smart.The 49ers grade C on most grades.

    • Winder says:

      Kat- I read those grades also. Lot’s of ego’s with these sports writers/ draft guru’s who think the guy they think was a better option often sucks just as bad as what they were saying about our picks.

  3. alleykat69 says:

    Winder-So true with these egomaniac sport writers/draft gurus a lot of times their grasping at straws just to see if they end up better then their counterpart after the draft ends.
    Really are own stat man NJ could do a better job, and he would be great to have his 2 cents in the 49ers war room.

    • NJ49er says:

      Thanks AK 😀
      I’d give them a 9er Fan Discount for my services, certainly LOL.
      I think I could hold my own with some Professional Scouting services at my disposal.

      • NJ49er says:

        I’d also love to see just how much influence Paraag wields in that environment.
        He still makes me scratch my head as to what he actually does in ‘Football Ops’.
        Contracts and financials, perfectly qualified.
        Player evals/Draft input, not so much IMO.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Thing is, we got high grades for the 2017 draft and that turned to shit with Foster and to a lesser extent Solly, . You just never know, Kittle turns out to be the stud of that draft.

    • Winder says:

      There are so many variables that come into play with these guys. Like with Thomas, I keep reading that he’s played out of position for most of his time here. And, they also say it usually takes 3 years to see if they pan out. I don’t know what to believe. I do know that both Lynch and Shanny know the game of football and I would take their opinions over most of the so called experts.

      Kat- that would be a lot of fun to see NJ in the war room. The guy puts in his time.

      • NJ49er says:

        I’d kill to be in our War Room Winder, just to see what goes on. 😀

        Given the fact that the Cards have 2 of my WRs, (Butler and Isabella), I don’t see where Bosa and Ford have the speed to catch Murray or, for that matter, Russell in Seattle.
        Just happy that DC Danny stepped in front of Seattle and snagged Sweat.
        I obviously preferred him to Bosa, so, we’ll see how they stack up down the road.
        Very much the MEH Draft for me this year on it’s face.
        Lynch is not a savvy dealer from what I’ve seen. Drops back, takes chances.
        Belichick socks away futures, (and I wish) Lynch would learn to do that too.
        GB grabbed my FS Savage early but, I can’t see why they waited as long as they did for DB help, only to take a guy that spent 6yrs in College due to injury issues.
        Good luck catching Isabella. Kid is Track star turned WR, ala ‘Quise, with 4.3 speed.
        Butler is 6’5″ and runs 4.4s too.
        Should be interesting…..

  5. NJ49er says:

    Patriots’ trades from Jimmy Garoppolo pick turn into six players

    Belichick invests in the future.
    Lynch drains the till.
    Hekawi Inc.
    We’re still down a 2nd RDer next year from the Dee deal.

    • NJ49er says:

      When you’re content to take lower and lower Picks (dealing down) you’re improving your odds against the expected failures I guess? But, if you’re just taking chances, it might suggest you aren’t doing well with your evals too.
      You can take chances (Lynch) or, you can sock them away for futures (Bill).
      At some point, you need to amass ammo to buy up too.
      He spent (LOST) 2 Picks on Foster. He spent a future on Dee as well.
      Whoop-D-Fukn-Do that you got a punter and a backup OT for 1 deal this year.
      I think he spent more than was necessary on Hurd, (open for debate of course) instead of possibly dealing down to wait or, grabbing a DB there.
      Kaden Smith is slow, felt that was a need Pick over a value Pick there.
      Lynch needs some work on how to gamble and, when to let FAs walk for Comp value.
      Not going to panic at this point but…..I’m seeing too many shades of Cleveland-itis surrounding this Franchise. Drafting high and not improving.

      • NJ49er says:

        Not to mention…DC Danny’s move to get Sweat netted Indy a future Pick –
        Lynch appears to be happy with simply taking extra bodies, instead of stock piling ammo for future needs.

        “Washington traded its second-round pick and 2020 second-round pick to Indianapolis for the 26th overall pick, which it used on pass rusher Montez Sweat.”

      • Winder says:

        Hey NJ, want some cheese with that whine. Love ya bra.

  6. Winder says:

    most teams have their UDFA’s already signed. We have 2. Wonder what’s up with that

  7. rob says:

    Winder it’s called having a talented roster! Remember those days ? lol

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