Say what you will about it, but the 2020 NFL draft-from-the-basement was actually pretty fucking cool. It was great to see the players looking and acting like the very young adults they are instead of hanging with their possees, sporting $5,000 suits, and acting like hot shots. Of course that excludes Unjolly Roger. Goodell has all the personality of a tree stump, and the stupid booing from random fanbases was a nice touch to get fans involved (fucking NFLN didn’t call ME!) but a stupid premise that didn’t add much. Telling people how to act is never a good look, and the fans didn’t really give a rat’s ass either way. Most were just happy to be involved in an actual sporting event that wasn’t a rerun of sports past.
My immediate reaction to Javon Kinlaw was a bit confusing as they gave up a guy to get a pick that they used to get the same guy. Point being, though, they have a younger cheaper version who they control for the next 4 years at a relative bargain. A very savvy move. One that the LA Rams didn’t make as they threw giant contracts at a few star players while the rest of the team crumbled and tumbled from NFC Champs to also-rans in the very competitive NFC West.
Brandon Aiyuk was a big surprise to me as well. He wasn’t even on my WR radar as I thought they would go with a guy like Mimms or Higgins should they be looking for a late-round wide out. Good news is he’s a true X WR that can go deep, but also is a great route runner who beat out Ruggs for yards after catch. No small feat there. He is a perfect fit for Shanahan’s offense, and looks to be a solid addition next to Deebo.
My only issue, as I’ve said, is that I think we needlessly traded up to get him. No one took a WR between us at 25 and Minnesota at 31. And I seriously doubt that Aiyuk was that high on anyone else’s draft board as Mims, Higgins, and Claypool were available, but no one bit on them.
Still and all, a successful day for Lynch and the 49ers.
Round 1 NFL Draft:
1st pick – Cincinnati Bengals select Joe Burrow, QB, from LSU.
2nd pick – Washington Redskins select Chase Young, EDGE, from Ohio State.
3rd pick – Detroit Lions select Jeff Okudah, CB from Ohio State.
4th pick – NY Giants select Andrew Thomas, OT, from Georgia.
5th pick – Miami Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa, QB, from Alabama.
6th pick – LA Chargers select Justin Herbert, QB, from Oregon.
7th pick – Carolina Panthers select Derrick Brown, DT, from Auburn.
8th pick – Arizona Cardinals select Isaiah Simmons, LB, from Clemson.
9th pick – Jacksonville Jaguars select C.J Henderson, CB, from Florida.
10th pick – Cleveland Browns select Jedrick Wills, OT, from Alabama.
11th pick – NY Jets select Mekhi Becton, OT, from Louisville.
12th pick – Las Vegas Raiders select Henry Ruggs, WR, from Alabama.
13th pick – Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade up one spot (San Francisco 49ers) and select Tristan Wirfs, OL, from Iowa.
14th pick – San Francisco 49ers select Javon Kinlaw, DL, from South Carolina.
15th pick – Denver Bronos select Jerry Jeudy, WR, from Alabama.
16th pick – Atlanta Falcons select A.J Terrell, CB, from Clemson.
17th pick – Dallas Cowboys select CeeDee Lamb, WR, from Oklahoma.
18th pick – Miami Dolphins select Austin Jackson, OL, from USC.
19th pick – Las Vegas Raiders select Damon Arnette, OL, from Ohio State.
20th pick – Jacksonville Jaguars select K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, from LSU.
21st pick – Philadelphia Eagles select Jalen Reagor, WR, from TCU.
22nd pick – Minnesota Vikings select Justin Jefferson, WR, from LSU.
23rd pick – Los Angeles Chargers (traded pick with Patriots) select Kenneth Murray, LB, from Oklahoma.
24th pick – New Orleans Saints select Cesar Ruiz, C, from Michigan.
25th pick – San Francisco 49ers (traded pick with Vikings) select Brandon Aiyuk, WR, from Arizona State.
26th pick – Packers select Jordan Love, QB, from Utah State.
27th pick – Seattle Seahawks select Jordyn Brooks, LB, from Texas Tech.
28th pick – Baltimore Ravens select Patrick Queen, LB, from LSU.
29th pick – Tennessee Titans select Isaiah WIlson, OL, from Georgia.
30th pick – Miami Dolphins select Noah Igbinoghene, CB, from Auburn.
31st pick – Minnesota Vikings select Jeff Gladney, CB, from TCU.
32nd pick – Kansas City Chiefs select Clyde Edwards Helaire, RB, from LSU.
Something tells me Aaron Rodgers is gonna be pissed they team didn’t get more weapons for him and instead traded up for a QB.
He was drafted to replace a super bowl winning QB. And now Jordan Love returns the favor. I’m sure Love will not have a great time in MR. Rodgers’ neighborhood.
Something tells me that you’ll be stuck with overrated pornography quarterback #1 for a long time while GB bounces back to take control of the laughable NFC and the red and gold team that traded up to snag a no-name WR. Meanwhile, on Skeebers’ blog, there’s plenty of actual football analysis instead of ridiculous hot takes.
Pimping your blog here is sad, Skeebs. Follow your leader and mainline some Clorox.
Pretty sure both Kinlaw and Aiyuk are gonna be starters right off the bat. It will take a little time for them to get their sea legs but so what. We have 3 more picks in this draft and need to get 1 more homerun, hopefully a CB. If we can do that then this draft is a success.
Yeah I see a CB and a couple O line guys.
New thread up.