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Will the lack of an offseason effect the 49ers pick?

What is the easiest position for transition from college to pros, and will that dictate who the 49ers pick with their #7 pick.  Very few rookies start their first year, and even fewer can do it with no prep time at all.  One of the exceptions was Crabtree.  After a long holdout he was able to step in an actually produce with about 10 days of training.

The other end of the spectrum was J. Russell.  Maybe he isn’t a great example because he has no work ethic, but it shows that some positions are easier to make the switch.  If we draft a QB with #7 and the first year is going to be a complete waste, why not wait a year when there is a mathematical shot at getting Luck, whereas right now there is zero chance.

Never playing football I would guess that the easiest positions to transfer from college to pros would be kicker and punter… but that isn’t going to happen.  I have seen that running back and D-Line is easy also, but we wouldn’t draft a running back, and while D-Line is a possibility I don’t see it happening.

Between CB and OLB I would think that CB would be the easiest to make the transition.  You have your guy, you cover your guy, and while NFL receivers are faster than college ones I don’t see things being more complex.  With OLBs you have to worry about blitzing, dropping in coverage, spying the QB and other stuff.  It seems more complex than being a CB.

So my question is that if there is only 10 days of camp before the season starts, who couple step in immediately and make a difference; a CB or OLB?




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