Day 1 player analysis
April, 21 2002
Michael Jamaine Rumph -
2001: 30 tkl 0 int 7 pbu
2000: 40 tkl 1 int 10 pbu
1999: 75 tkl 4 int 4 pbu
1998: 20 tkl 1 int 5 pbu
HIGH SCHOOL: 1997: 108
tkl 6 int 3 FF
COMMENTS: Rumph is a very gifted athlete. He’s a big, physical corner, who ran track at High School, and also ran track for the Hurricanes. Has a good technique and has an excellent work ethic. But his major problem is that he’s ready, there doesn’t look to be a section of his game that looks as if it could drastically improve in the pros, what you see is what you get. But an upside to this is that he is ready to start straight away. A very safe pick.
WHAT THE 49ERS EXPECT: Terry Donahue will use Rumph in multiple WR sets, moving Webster into the slot.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Expect Rumph to seriously challenge Webster during camp, and in 2003, Rumph should be starting.
Saleem Rasheed - Alabama
2001: 114 tkl 7 tfl 2 sack
2000: 81 tkl 4 tfl
1999: 84 tkl 8 tfl 3 sack
HIGH SCHOOL: 1998: 157 tkl
17 tfl 15 sacks
COMMENTS: Plays like a MLB, but is too small and could be moved to OLB, but played both at the Crimson Tide. Another great athlete. Has great speed and is an excellent blitzer. Has brilliant instincts and possesses a lot of strength. Needs to improve his pass coverage to really threaten for a starting position, but his size is his major weakness. A great pickup in the third round.
WHAT THE 49ERS EXPECT: A replacement for Terry Killens and a backup for Derek Smith and Julian Peterson.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Will have
a similar role to what Winborn had last season, challenge the starters,
and a nice backup to have if one goes down. Could really challenge the
starters in a couple of years time.
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