With the 171st pick of the NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Nate Davis, QB, Ball State

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Well, the 49ers potentially have their QB of the future.  Maybe they don't, but they've got a guy they can try and develop.  Now I realize there are defensive needs and offensive line needs, but I like this pick.  One thing it means is we probably shouldn't expect much time for Damon Huard in a 49ers uniform.  He'll be a training camp QB and not much more.

And now, a Nate Davis scouting report:

Strengths: Outstanding arm strength...A smooth release...Nice accuracy...Great touch and timing...Anticipates well...Above average athleticism...Can throw on the run...Is able to make plays and buy time with his feet...Competitive...Good work ethic...Tough...Durable...Team leader.

Weaknesses: Has a learning disability...Does not have the ideal height that you look for...Questionable awareness...Mechanics need some work...Poor ball security...Accustomed to working out of the shotgun...Will gamble too much...An unconventional  grip...Didn't face a lot of elite competition.

Some brief highlights after the jump.

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