The San Franciso 49ers Current Draft Class: Skill and Heart

August 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It is a little premature to anoint head coach Mike Singletary's and VP of Player Personnel Trent Baalke’s 2010 draft class as one of the best since the days of Bill Walsh, but early indications are mostly positive and encouraging.
That said, I am predicting that everyone of this year’s eight draft picks makes the roster.
Much maligned former general manager, Scot McCloughan, was often criticized for his drafts. One thing is clear, McCloughan had some hits, but he had some huge misses.
It makes one wonder, that if McCloughan, who is widely recognized throughout the NFL as an excellent evaluator of talent, had spent more time meeting the players he drafted and getting to know their personalities, if he would have had a better tract record.
Singletary and Baalke flew thousands of miles to assess draft prospects. Baalke would look at the measurables and Singletary the intangibles.
"It has to do with how physical, how tough that guy is mentally," Singlet...

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