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Thread: Webnews: Chiefs, 49ers swap disappointing draft picks

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    By Darin Gantt
    The Chiefs were tired of waiting on Jon Baldwin, and the 49ers were tired of waiting on A.J. Jenkins. So naturally, they traded their problems for one another. The Chiefs announced the deal of former first-round wide receivers, with the 49ers getting the 26th overall pick in the 2011 Draft for the 30th overall pick… Read more…

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    I know that going into that 2011 draft that I thought that Randall Cobb was a better prospect than Baldwin, because not only was Cobb a skilled route runner with good hands, he was a great kick-returner, could play wildcat QB, and could be a holder on place-kicks. To me, Cobb was the better overall football player, but Pioli and Haley foolishly went with Baldwins computer numbers, instead of going with the better football player in Cobb.
    Fortunately, for us, now we have a head coach and General Manager who recognize talent when they see it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolohe View Post
    Actually Jenkins is coming over with $750k bigger salary then Baldwin according to LaCanfora.

    Btw everyone I'm a 9ers fan, just checking out what's going on with the trade on both sides.
    According to spotrac.com, Jenkins cap hit is like 250k more than Baldwins.

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    Walterfootball.com had what I thought was a very funny way to describe the trade:

    49ers acquire WR Jon Baldwin from Chiefs for WR A.J. Jenkins
    The 49ers dealt their turd sandwich to the Chiefs for a diarrhea burrito...

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