March 22, 2013
It is evident that the 49er front office and coaching staff are excellent talent evaluators, developers, and maintainers. This 49er regime led by Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh has seen recent success due to such talent scouting in past drafts and the free agent market. Not only has the front office been able to pluck sleepers in the free agent market, they have been able to draft exceptionally well over the past few seasons. While Baalke and his staff provide the talent, Jim Harbaugh and his assistant coaches have done an amazing job developing the young talent, retaining the veteran's needed to lead, and implementing a progressive system tailored to the diversity of talent they possess.
Colin Kaepernick, Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman and Mike Iupati all key players drafted by Baalke, three are Pro Bowlers, Kaepernick is a rising star, and Bowman is one of the best Linebackers in all of Football. The free agent market acquisitions have also benefited the 49ers in recent history ...