Trent Baalke invested first round picks in safeties Eric Reid and Jimmie Ward, so why another one with Jaquiski Tartt at No. 46 overall? Tartt, however, could make the most immediate impact for a rookie class that appears largely designed to build for 2016 and beyond.
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is firmly at the controls of the team following the split with coach Jim Harbaugh. The first rookie class for new coach Jim Tonsula is ready to take the field for rookie minicamp, as NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney offers this offseason reset.
Drafting stars with a high success rate is difficult enough. The great NFL scouting departments are those that can consistently project "diamonds in the rough," unheralded or overlooked prospects. NFLDraftScout.com analyst Rob Rang offers his 2015 "Diamonds" by position
Scouts are wary of hailed improvements and once-in-a-lifetime performances at on-campus pro days, and you should be too. NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney breaks down how teams dissect pro day numbers.