Originally Posted by Nestapats
I'm sorry but i disagree with you guys. If it would fall like this, which i doubt it will, i love these picks. We would get Maualuga and Barwin to immediately upgrade our LB corps and we would get an overall real solid TE. And a interior talent for the future.
Maualuga is always going to be controversial - some will love him and others will not. At least they didn't give us Laurinaitis at #23. I'm personally not convinced that he will be a 3-down SILB for us, in which case I'd rather spend a 2nd round pick on Clint Sintim. Would he upgrade our ILB corps? Yup. Is he best value at #23? I doubt it.
Pettigrew is fine as an "overall real solid TE" except that we just signed one in Chris Baker, whose game is somewhat similar to Pettigrew's. You may consider Pettigrew an upgrade, but nevertheless we just signed Baker and gave him a contract, so spending the #34 pick on a TE doesn't make a lot of sense.
Barwin at 47 is great, I just think it's unrealistic - not the most unrealistic I've seen (I still see some drafts with him going 3rd round), but unlikely. I hope we get him, but I will be very surprised if we wait any lower than #34.
Levitre is a good player but is generally rated a 3rd-4th round talent right now. The argument can be made that we took Mankins higher than anyone expected, but he was a clear riser late in the draft with SF interested in him in the early 2nd round, and BB had a lot of info on him from Pat Hill. There's nothing so far to separate Levitre from the other OGs. If this was Eric Wood or Alex Mack I would be all for it. With Alphonso Smith and Jarron Gilbert still sitting at #58, this seems like quite a reach.
Nic Harris isn't really being looked at as a S at all, but more as a Tampa-2 LB. He may have Harrison-like size, but he doesn't have the agility to play in our secondary. That pick just makes no sense at all.