But I really wish the niners took Desean in the 08 draft. We took Rachal with the 39th pick when Desean was available. I remember at the time a lot of my friends and I were pretty disappointed with the decision, as Desean is a versatile playmaker and the type of player the niners are severely lacking (in the Niners defense our o-line is also severely lacking.) Since then, Desean has torn up the NFL, while Rachal has looked like a so-so lineman.
I know hindsight is 20/20
The reason I bring this up now is because it was not until recently that I noticed one of the Niners' biggest flaws: Kick/punt returning!!!!!! It is beyond bad, it's atrocious. I think Robinson is a fine kick returner; he won't do things that costs the game. But it would be nice to have someone more explosive and capable of making a big play. And I can't even find the words to describe our punt returning. Every goddamn punt we have a different guy back there, but none of them seem like they know what they're doing. Battle, Brandon Jones, Clements (genius idea having the highest payed guy returning punts.) None of them are adequate options. Punt returning has played a huge role in our last two losses. If we had Desean, not only would we have a capable downfield threat, but our returns would turn from a weaknes to a major strength.
Anyways, would love to hear what you guys think about this. Think Rachal was worth drafting over Jackson? See any internal solutions to our return issues? Could Patrick Willis beat Chuck Norris in a fight?