Round 4, No, 109: Running back Samaje Perine
Who and where they actually drafted: Quarterback C.J. Beathard, No. 104
It was a rarity for Baalke to draft a quarterback early. In fact, only once during his eight drafts did Baalke select a quarterback before Round 3 — Colin Kaepernick in 2011.
For some reason, it was not a position that Baalke prioritized early on in the draft. Whether it be he thought there was more value in waiting until later, or the risk was too great to select early, it was tradition for Baalke to just basically neglect quarterback come draft day.
That removes C.J. Beathard as the choice here, and instead inserts running back Samaje Perine. Offense in Round 4 was a common occurrence for Baalke, as eight out of his 10 selections in that round came on offense.
Baalke hopes to create a two-headed monster with Carlos Hyde and Perine, who also serves as insurance against the injury-prone Hyde.