John Czarnecki of Fox Sports listed the Top/Bottom 5 Draft Minds and our own Scot McCloughan got rated 2nd overall in the bottom. Congrats McCloughan. What is worse is Scot was ranked worse than Al Davis.
2. Scot McCloughan, 49ers general manager — McCloughan isn’t totally responsible for the failures of first-round picks Alex Smith and Vernon Davis, but he did have plenty of influence over former coach Mike Nolan before being elevated to his current title. He could have said no to Smith’s selection in 2005, a decision that has kept this once-proud franchise at a loser status level.
Yes, you have to like the recent selections of tackle Joe Staley and linebacker Patrick Willis, but the bottom line is that this franchise, a former base for future Hall of Famers, has taken only one Pro Bowl-caliber player (Willis) in recent memory. Not sure how well he sees the total picture.