What if the San Francisco 49ers could have a do-over for the 2013 NFL Draft? Well, Niner Noise explores the “what should have beens” from yet another failed class from former Niners general manager Trent Baalke.
It’s the NFL’s down time, and there isn’t much to talk about for the San Francisco 49ers aside from the never-ending projections and prediction pieces for the upcoming season.
So that leaves some room to get a little creative and to reminisce about the team’s past.
Part of that past includes former general manager Trent Baalke and a number of not-so-great NFL Draft classes.
While 2012 is widely viewed as his worst, the 2013 class wasn’t particularly better. In fact, Niner Noise explored this a little while ago. Part of the conclusion was Baalke’s failed efforts in both 2012 and 2013 made the massive team departures in 2015 all the more critical.
Simply put, the 49ers’ cupboard was bare and without the necessary stock to alleviate what was one of the worst offseasons in franchise history.
The lack of impact picks from 2013 hurt, and hurt bad.
Speaking of those picks:
|2||Tank Carradine||40||DE||Florida St.|
|4||Quinton Patton||128||WR||Louisiana Tech|
|4||Marcus Lattimore||131||RB||South Carolina|
|6||Nick Moody||180||LB||Florida St.|
|7||B.J. Daniels||237||QB||South Florida|
|7||Carter Bykowski||246||OL||Iowa St.|
So let’s play the roles of fantasy GM, with a little bit of Back to the Future mixed in, and go back in time to redraft San Francisco’s 2013 NFL Draft class, shall we?