Editor's Note 8:45am - Yesterday I came across an interesting article over at ESPN. Scout's Inc ran a piece evaluating every first round pick since 2000, and with Pops35's diary it seemed appropriate to include it with this. The 49ers have ZERO first round picks from 2000-2004 with the team, which might be part of the reason the team is struggling to take the next step. Thoughts?
First off let me start by saying hello to I'm new here and I am not trying to push buttons I am really trying to get an understanding.
I was recently reading a story on Fox sports about Five-year draft rankings (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8068754/Five-year-draft-rankings:-Teams-25-32). And the Niners are ranked 30th out of the 32 teams. While I am not disputing the ranking because (I will be the first to admit) the Niners have not had great drafts since (in my opinion) the 1996 draft class with T.O. but there are very few exceptions. But anyway during the reading they (the writer) eluded to Vernon Davis being a bust. Now my question to you all is why is he being labeld a bust? I don't think he is because with the position he plays it is hard for him to produce when you don't have a quaterback or at the very least a half decent starter. If anyone should be labeld a bust it should be Alex Smith, and when they drafted him in 2005 I thought it was possibly one of their worst picks ever. I have always thought Alex Smith was a product of the system Urban Meyers runs. But like I was saying I just personally don't see Davis in that light and I would really like to know how he has apparently earned that title.
This is my opinion and I would like to hear/read honest and open responses!!!