Now that the 2012 NFL Draft is in the books, several prominent football writers have praised the performance of San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke.
The 49ers GM identified a player, Wake Forest guard Joe Looney, as a prospect worth drafting in the third-round. However, Baalke moved back three times, picking up a sixth-round pick (Michigan State safety Trenton Robinson), and three selections in next year’s draft (Carolina’s third-round pick, Indianapolis’ fifth-round pick and Miami’s sixth-round pick).
When it was all said and done, the 49ers ended up selecting Looney in the fourth-round and had four additional picks to show for it.
The draft day experience for many of the 49ers rookies was unique to say the least. First-round selection A.J. Jenkins’ arrival in the Bay Area was documented exclusively by TV49.
Robinson’s experience was also captured over the weekend by a Michigan television station.
More on Robinson’s draft weekend and other 49ers headlines after the jump.
Peter King of SI.com praises Baalke’s draft weekend in his annual Monday Morning Quarterback column. King lists Baalke as his GM of the weekend along with Buddy Nix of the Buffalo Bills.
ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando reviews the 49ers draft class, noting that the team made a concerted effort to improve the offensive side of the ball with an already stout defense in place.
Michael Lombardi of NFL.com calls 49ers seventh-round pick Cam Johnson out of Virginia, one of the top-12 late-round value picks in the draft.
NBC 25 in Flint, Mich., joined Robinson for his entire draft weekend experience. Watch the Michigan State product go through the three-day process which ended with him donning a San Francisco 49ers fitted hat as the team’s sixth-round draft pick.
Lastly, the 49ers first-round draft pick is giving away signed photos through his Official Facebook Page. Make sure you “Like” A.J. Jenkins’ page.
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