Draft / UDFA Haul

Hmmm. Liked the guys we got on Friday.
Saturday? Meh. Thought we’d draft O line help and maybe more CBs, but hey, we didn’t draft an RB!

Round 3: 87th-Overall – S Ji’Ayir Brown, Penn State
Round 3: 99th-Overall – K Jake Moody, Michigan
Round 3: 101st-Overall – TE Cameron Latu, Alabama
Round 5: 155th-Overall – CB Darrell Luter Jr., South Alabama
Round 5: 173rd-Overall – DL Robert Beal Jr., Georgia
Round 6: 216th-Overall – LB Dee Winters, TCU
Round 7: 247th-Overall – TE Brayden Willis, Oklahoma
Round 7: 253rd-Overall – WR Ronnie Bell, Michigan
Round 7: 255th-Overall – LB Jalen Graham, Purdue

The UDFAs are:

OL Joey Fisher, Shepherd
OL Ilm Manning, Hawaii
C Corey Luciano, Washington
FB Jack Colletto, Oregon State
RB Ronald Awatt, UTEP
DB D’Shawn Jamison, Texas
DB Avery Young, Rutgers
DL Spencer Waege, North Dakota State
RB Khalan Laborn, Marshall
LB Mariano Sori-Marin, Minnesota
WR Jadakis Bonds, Hampton

We waited till UDFA time for the RB and O line help. Three O linemen, a couple DBs, 3 RBs, and the rest. Here on Gilligan’s Island.

The good news is Mel Kiper gets to detach his head and go back underground for another 51 weeks. He gave the Niners the worst draft report card. Which of course means we nailed it. Since our braintrust seems to thrive on the lower rounds, let’s hope they keep it up. No one knows how these go. 2017 was rated a top draft, and just by looking at it in the moment, sure. Funny thing is, George Kittle was the star of that draft. In the 5 hole. DT DJ Jones was drafted in the 6th round. The rest are either out of football or 3rd stringers. Witherspoon is decent enough at times, Solly Thomas bounced around to the Jets, Reuben Foster is in the USFL, BeatHard is a backup for the Jags, and Joe Williams never made an NFL roster.

Ouch. So, fuck Mel Kiper’s head. Still time to pick up some FA O line help.


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13 Responses to Draft / UDFA Haul

  1. Winder says:

    Looks like we will have a full compliment of picks next year minus a 5th rounder. Should get a couple of comp picks also. It looked to me that all our picks have speed and durability(toughness) with a little bit of mean streak. Looking forward to training camp.

  2. alleykat69 says:

    Saw greasy slimy Mel Kiper on NFL network today, Jesus he was sweating worst then Albert Brooks in Broadcast News.Yeah anything he says take the opposite approach..

    I like the picks, especially the first pick, LuterJr a true ballhawk, Winters is a beast of a hitter and should get playing time next to Warner &Greeaw with his speed as well.Beal Jr good added depth and being a Georgia Bulldog doesn’t hurt with that program.

  3. Berger says:

    Overall, and for where we picked, I liked what we did. I’m glad we were serious about the placekicker position this offseason. The two picks I really like are Brown, who looks like a starter by year 2, and Beale.

    Beale gets off the LOS as quick as you’ll find. His highlight reel shows him bull rushing at 250 lbs. He disengages very well and ran a 4.58 40. To me, he looks like a deluxe Ebukam. He probably dropped because he was a situational pass rusher at Georgia. I think at any other school he is a star.

    A DE who runs 4.58 and drafted mid round, probably makes him a crusher on special teams for his rookie year.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    I wonder how much rope Kinlaw gets. One more setback and he’s got to go.

    But all in all, I really like Brown, Moody and Latu. The little bit of film of Beal that I saw was very impressive. His first step was quick as fuck. He can present a lot of challenges.

    Really curious that they didn’t give any linemen a look. Cut day signings? I am not sold on McKivitz at all.

    Crazy. Pouring rain here today here in the Creek.

    • Winder says:

      I think Kinlaw is walking a real fine line but this year he basically costs them nothing. If he plays good this year his trade value will be up but if he plays good and plays every game we will probably pick up the 5th year option

  5. unca_chuck says:

    All the DL help they got, I don’t see a long future with Kinlaw.

    • Berger says:

      In all fairness, Kinlaw has had so0me bad luck with injuries. He has always been a wrecker when healthy, with the exception of the last 2 games last year. Question is can he stay healthy all year? Even if he does, that would be one in four. If he stays healthy and doesn’t try to break the bank he should be back.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Shades of Crystal Todd Shell. Not really bad luck for Kinlaw. It’s the same knee he’s had issues with since his South Carolina days.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up

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