I've always wondered if the countless mock drafts, and the countless draft discussions really effect what the actual selections will be on draft day. If you were a GM, or a head coach, and you were bombarded with "should draft" and "need to draft" on all sides by the media which in some fans eyes, has a very big say, some might feel they have a better say in what a team needs. Would you side with the media as a head coach because after months of this talk, even you are swayed?
Or maybe you want to draft that player/position because the fans are behind it and your popularity is on the line as they might not be a player that produces right away?
I know there are going to be many discussions of Crabtree, and our later draft picks for a while to come, but I want to put at least some diversity on Niners Nation!
What is your say on this? Have you even ever thought about this?