49ers GM Scot McCloughlan Stepping Down? What Does This Mean For The Draft?

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What is going on in 49er land?
Weeks away from the most important draft in recent years, with the team on the cusp of ending its playoff drought, the GM is stepping down.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat is reporting that Scot McCloughan is considering stepping down and that his business records have been relocated from his office.
There is only a couple of reasons that I could think of that would cause this type of sudden break:  Health concerns, or pending police blotter reports.
It has been some time since the 49ers made negative headlines in the front office (search for bad examples of training videos), so I am going to go with health concerns as my guess on this. Anything else just doesn't make sense unless there is real upheaval as to the direction the draft is going to take.
According to Matt Maiocco, Jed York returned directly to the Bay Area from London, where he was preparing for the 49ers trip next year.  Several key personnel were also i...

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