Please! No wasted first round picks!
It just blows me away how many people are jumping onto the Taylor Mays / Brian Bulaga bandwagon in round 1. Yes The niners need offensive line and defensive backfield help , but Bulaga !!! are you kidding me?
The last thing you do in the first round is reach to fill a need. These picks are gold in two ways, No.1 is to build a dominant team!! . Notice the word dominant , that is the key to first round picks They are also gold financially in that the largest part of team payroll goes to first rounders , especially high to middle first round picks . Back to Bulaga , he is a "decent' college left tackle, he might even make an easy transition to the right side, I watched Iowas bowl game just to see how good a player he was against better competion,and came away totally impressed by the tackle play in the game. But, it was the play of Kyle Kalloway at right tackle that impressed me . He down blocked ,trapped and pulled so well I forgot about watching Bulaga. My point being why would we try to transition a " decent " college left tackle to the right side in the pro game , using a high first rounder, when Kalloway will be as good or better and can be had in the third round. at his natural right side position!! And dont get me started on Taylor Mays. He is one of the most overratad prospects I have seen in a while. Yes he has a big body and he has good speed , he even hits hard as a safety. But if he cant even cover so so wr talent in the college game , he has no chance of covering even a decent nfl receiver. They will beat him like a drum!! I wouldnt rate him more than a back end second or high third rounder. He has too many holes in his game. Remember we try to draft players that are dominant ,or could be dominant with coaching in the first round .The only "dominant " players that I see in the draft are D Suh, J Okung ,E Berry, M Iupati and,J Haden!! .Other legit high first rounders that could be coached up to dominance are R Mcclain D,Morgan,J Clausen, S Bradford, G Mccoy, D Williams, B Price, J Hughes, B Graham, E Thomas, E Griffen, D Bryant, , G Gresham, B La. C Spiller, and A Davis. not in that order!! Thats how I see the niners first round choices at 13, 16/17 All others are a reach and a wasted pick!!.