The San Francisco 49ers had what was generally regarded as a pretty great draft overall ... in 2017. This year, it seems like experts tend to like what John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have put together overall, with no real standout picks.
The fan reaction, at least as I’ve seen it, has been fairly negative. People seem to think Lynch left a lot of talent on the board when the 49ers made their picks, and I can see where those people are coming from.
For me personally, this class will depend on the impact of Dante Pettis and Fred Warner, and the eventual impact of Kentavius Street, the newest member of #TeamACL. I think McGlinchey will be a good starter at right tackle, and that’s enough for me, honestly. I can’t say I know much about The guys taken in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds, so I’ll need to reserve judgment until then.
What I do know, however, is this: the 49ers are doomed. They are very, very doomed and there’s no way to stop it. I’m doomed. You’re doomed. Everything is doomed. We flirted with the dissolution of the DOOM Index in the past, but that was hubris and folly. Not even Jimmy Garoppolo can stave off the doom.
It’s also been some time since we’ve done one of these, and since then the Los Angeles Rams have become a much more formidable foe. Their NFL Draft was a huge shrug, but that was the plan all along. They still added a slew of big-name players including Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, Ndamukong Suh and plenty of others. They’re going to be tough. They are, quite honestly, less doomed than the 49ers.
But yes, measuring levels of doom is what we do here with the DOOM Index. So ya’ll tell me ... how doomed are the 49ers after the NFL Draft?
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