Posted By Jeff Fletcher on January 31, 2009 5:47 pm
A once-a-week look at stuff other than baseball…
It’s never too early to start prepping for the 49ers draft. I know I can hardly get enough draft speculation. So, what do the Niners do with the 10th pick in the draft?
From where I sit, they need a quarterback. I really like Georgia’s Matthew Stafford. He is obviously a stud, but the Lions just may grab him with the No. 1 pick, if they don’t trade the pick, that is. USC’s Mark Sanchez is probably the second-best QB, but he’s a reach at No. 10. That sore knee is probably going to prevent him from putting a real show at the combine. After that, I’d say they need a big-time corner, like Ohio State’s Malcolm Jenkins (if the Raiders don’t grab him first), or maybe a monster linebacker like Wake Forest’s Aaron Curry. Personally, when it comes to linebackers, I love USC’s Ray Maualuga.
By the way, I don’t know who any of these players are — well, except for Mark Sanchez, I’ve heard of him — nor do I care. I think the NFL draft is the most over-hyped, over-covered, over-discussed, over-analyzed pile of horse-manure on the sports calendar.
I wrote this to prove two things: 1) Google can make anyone look like he knows what he’s talking about, and 2) people will read anything about the NFL draft. (I’ll wait to see my traffic report to test this one, but I’m certain I’ve suckered a lot of people in to reading this.)
The place to get real information on the 49ers, as you know, is a this.
On to other things…
- This a woman might want to consider getting a TV in her bedroom.
- My sources tell me Manny Ramirez is unsigned because he still thought he had a shot at buying that Senate seat from Rod Blagojevich, but I suppose that’s over now.
- Arizona 28, Pittsburgh 17. Of course, I have no idea what I’m talking about.
- Poker tip of the week: position is everything. It’s interesting that casual players fail to understand the importance of acting last when making their decisions during a hand, but then when it comes time to show cards at the end, they’re all: “You first!” When you have position on a guy, he’s showing you something about his cards all the time. Think about it.