Please stick with me. I'll be providing quotes from Ted Thompson when he comes down to the auditorium.
And now the 49ers move into Seattle's pick at No. 31 and they take Reuben Foster.
I wouldn't be surprised if he trades tomorrow either. He's got a chance to load up on picks in a good draft. But he's also taking second-round players. He's going with out a first-round player. Most Pro Bowl players come from the first round.
There are no special players left. There are some very good players left. LeRoy Butler, Darren Sharper, Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, etc.. were all second-round picks. It just took them some time to really shine.
Well, maybe they won't have to sign 25 undrafted free agents this year.
Mostly with wide receivers.
Exactly. Second-round picks aren't as good as first-rounders generally.
I don't think there's that much difference between 29 and 33, but my point is that there were opportunities to move up and try to get a player with real impact potential. When they got to 29, it probably didn't matter that he traded back. He just better hope Watt doesn't become a Pro Bowl player.
And the Saints have taken Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramczyk. I tried to tell someone recently, Ted doesn't like UW players not named Abbrederis.
OK, Thompson is on his way down. I will transcribe as fast as I can, but mostly I'll be paraphrasing.
Nope. He made it into the first round. That's a four-year deal with a fifth-year option. The money is still good.