Well that was fun wasn't it. The 49ers had needs at a couple positions and Trent Baalke decided to not worry about it. The 2 biggest positions of need were wide receiver and cornerback. A receiver that will probably not contribute this season was drafted in the 4th round. No cornerbacks were drafted.
In the 1st 3 rounds, Trent Baalke selected defensive players. Out of the players selected in those rounds, Eli Harold made the most sense due to the unknown nature of our outside linebackers. Aldon, Aaron, and Ahmad are good players, but they may not be the most trustworthy players. Having a backup for that trio was a good decision. Jaquiski Tartt was a player that came out of nowhere, but drafting a safety is a necessity. Antoine Bethea is 31 and Eric Reid is concussion prone, so unless the team wants Craig Dahl to play some, they needed help in that position.
Obviously, we can't really grade this draft class for a couple years, but we do know that Baalke has a pretty good track record drafting defensive players and not a good record drafting receivers. Maybe he has decided to not draft receivers in the early rounds. He's been burned a few times, so its probably a good idea that he doesn't draft a receiver in the 1st round. Let's just hope this year's receiver class isn't as good as last year's because that could hurt to see.
12 Draft Picks (Gutierrez)
He won't be using them this season | New WR Has Huge Hands (Branch)
That was strange | Bypassed CBs (Williams)
Baalke Talks Draft Picks (Maiocco)
Most of these players will not be impact players this season | Drafted For Future, Not Need (Barrows)
Miller Pleads Not Guilty (Fernandez)
What's it going to be, Cowboy? | Justin Smith Decision Coming Soon (Barrows)
5 Niners On Hot Seats (Maiocco)
Roster Moves (Barrows)
Part Ways With LB Thomas (Branch)
Roster News (Inman)
Chase Thomas Waived (Maiocco)
Borland Placed On Retired List (Maiocco)
Not overly excited for this pick | Armstead Scouting Report (Fann)
Uniform Numbers (49ers Staff)
Armstead Carrying Out Brother's Dream (Emerick)
Review Of Draft (49ers Video)
Aldon Embracing Leadership Role (Emerick)
We live in his world | Trent Baalke (BASG)
Draft Review (49ers Radio)