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Drafting players

Makes me wonder why the Niners do not make an attempt to draft  more players from nearby schools like CAL and Stanford (may be limited, lack of impact players). There have been many CAL players who I thought the Niners should have drafted in the past such as: DeSean Jackson, Brandon Mebane, Desmond Bishop, Mike Gibson, Aaron Rodgers (you know, over Alex Smith), Ryan O'Callaghan, to name a few. They were pretty succesful with Andre Carter, Doug Brien and Jeremy Newberry of CAL and Cris Dalman, Eric Heitmann and Greg Clark of Stanford. I think that they have a big advantage over other scouts because these are local players anyway. Also, players drafted from smaller schools, players like TO, John Taylor, Jerry Rice, Eric Davis, Lee Woodal, Lance Schulters, Charles Haley, Don Griffin, Tim McKyer, and Pierce Holt have been very solid for them compared to picks from traditional football powerhouse schools like JJ Stokes, Israel Ifeanyi, Reggie McGrew, Dana Hall, Mike Rumph, and Saleem Rasheed. There have been very succesful late round picks, too, that they took a chance with like Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Eric Johnson, Lee woodal, Elvis Grbac, Tai Streets, Jesse Sapolu, Don Griffin and Dwight Clark, to name a few. It seems as if the higher the draft choice, with a few exceptions of course, the worst the player is. Case in point: Vernon Davis, Keith DeLong, Jim Druckenmiller, RW McQuarters, Reggie McGrew, Dana Hall, Mike Rumph, and of course, Alex Smith. I am  hoping that next years draft will produce the next set of players that will elevate the Niners intesity and play to the next level (which is at least to finish without a losing record). I suppose that scouts have a very tough job evaluating a players heart versus their potential and physical attributes. let us all hope that next years draft, either Colt McCoy or any decent QB land with the team. I hate watching the Niners lose a lot of games every season.

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