Plenty of serviceable QBs left in the draft...Well this pick is a surprise, because I know for once they need someone to helm the offense but instead opted for the best wide receiver on the board but the way they got fleece for this pick makes it the wrong move.
Third Overall: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State - San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have a hole at quarterback after Alex Smith signed a contract with the New York Jets, but it seems Harbaugh and company are comfortable with giving the ball to Colin Kaepernick seeing as he's the only quarterback listed on the roster right now.
The 49ers pretty much gave up their entire draft for Justin Blackmon. Don't get me wrong he's the number one receiver in this class, a two-time Biletnikoff Award winner but the bounty they gave up is what we would value a franchise signal caller not someone who only gets the ball when the quarterback is able to get it to him.
I'm fully expecting more of the same from last year where we saw the Niners move the ball on the ground, and have their quarterback manage the game more than naught. However Blackmon is a team guy and ultra competitive and will help in the locker room and maybe open up some opportunities for Crabtree on the opposite side. Value wise, I'm not feeling it for the amount of picks knowing how deep the Wide receiving class is. However Harbaugh is probably going to argue this one with me because the 49ers will have an actual receiving crop reminiscent of the days you had John Taylor and Jerry Rice, and I'm sure the coach likes the old school flavour.
Peter Kiper rating: B
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What's it's all about
Now it's time to get on the mic
And make this party hype
I'm talking it back to the old school
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