FOOCH'S NOTE 10:14AM: Great discussion topic. Sanchez is my surprise pick, although if people are saying it so much elsewhere, is it really a surprise? Also, a guy like Knowshon Moreno would shock me, but is it remotely realistic?
Last year, as you all remember, with the 29th pick in the draft, the 49ers selected Kentwan Balmer, a defensive tackle from UNC. I think there was one reaction we can all agree we had: shock. Nobody saw that one coming, not at all. Many of us were thinking the Niners might go with an OT, or maybe a WR. The first round had some big surprises and there were a lot of tackles off the board early in the draft. Maybe this changed the 49ers plans. But with guys like DeSean Jackson, James Hardy, and Malcolm Kelly all on the board when the pick came up, a lot of us thought we'd go with a big name receiver. Instead we took Balmer, a guy we had probably barely considered before the draft.
Sadly I wouldn't be shocked if the Niners did something similar this year, and by that I mean take a player none of us are expecting. So who do you think will be the shocking pick?
My money's on Sanchez. I guess this wouldn't come as a shock, but it would piss a lot of us off. Still, most of us think the Niners won't go with a QB even though a lot of less informed people out there certainly think we will. So in my book, I'd be pretty shocked if we picked him. But let's explore guys that would be really shocking: Moreno? Vontae Davis? Larry English?
Your pick for shocking Niners selection if you please...