Well, UNLV's season is over and I can finally get back to concentrating on what's important: 49ers FOOTBALL! It's been relatively quiet (minus Anthony Adams haulin ass out of town, so really the draft is all there is to look at, NFL-wise.
Over at the World Wide Leader, Graham Bensinger posted an interview last week that he conducted with Alan Branch. I mention this because as of late, Mel Kiper, Jr. has had Branch's draft stock dropping into the mid-teens and dropped him completely off his big board of prospects. It's made me wonder why. Maize N Brew is putting together a scouting report on Branch, but in the meantime, I'm curious what everyone here thinks about Branch, both positively and negatively and why you think Kiper would be dropping him. Is it because of team needs? Heck, he still has us taking Dwayne Jarrett, although the mock is 2 weeks old.
ESPN Insider has scouting reports on all draft prospects and had this to say about Branch's weaknesses:
Mel Kiper is supposed to be the expert and yet he is going against what most everyone else is saying. If it was a few late round spots that'd be one thing. However, this is a high end option that I personally would LOVE to see the 49ers take.
So what does everyone else think?