Even Trent Baalke wouldn’t have done this.
With the 184th pick, the 49ers drafted Florida safety Marcell Harris, who tore his Achilles last July. Football players who suffer Achilles’ tears have less than a 25 percent chance to make a full recovery, according to a recent study. And defensive backs who suffer Achilles tears probably have an even lower chance. No position plants and drives more than defensive backs.
Now, the Niners have two DBs coming off Achilles tears — Harris and Richard Sherman.
This pick makes no sense. The Niners simply should have re-signed Eric Reid if they wanted another safety. That’s what Baalke would have done.