Maiocco Talks with Mayock

Matt Maiocco talked with NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock and here are a couple of questions answered:

Question: With the 49ers shifting full-time to a 3-4, how does that affect what they do with the No. 11 pick, concerning specifically defensive linemen such as Jamaal Anderson, Alan Branch, Amobi Okoye and Adam Carriker?
Mayock: “At No. 11, the guy I think brings them the most versatility and production is Adam Carriker, the defensive end from Nebraska. He fits what Mike Nolan likes. He’s big; he’s strong; he’s technically sound; and he’s clean off the field. And, by the way, he can play either defense, a 4-3 or a 3-4, multiple fronts, and that’s what’s so nice about him. Jamaal Anderson is similar. (He’s) a little bit better pass rusher than Carriker, (but) not as stout against the run. He’s only 21 years old and he has some upside to him. I would slightly favor Carriker between those two guys. As far as the tackles are concerned, I think the better fit would be Branch. He’s a natural nose tackle. The 325-pound guys are rare to find, especially when they’re athletic. I think he has more value to a 3-4 team than to a 4-3 team. He’s not one of my favorite players, but he matches up perfectly to a 3-4.”

Question: How would Patrick Willis fare in a 3-4?
Mayock: “I think he’d fare well in any defense. I mean that truly as a compliment. He’s big enough to play inside linebacker in a 3-4, where there’s more trash you have to work through. He’s athletic enough, you could probably play him on the edge in a 3-4. And we all know he can play in a 4-3. I think because of his size, his physical skill set, his toughness, he could translate into either defense.”

[Full Interview] – Press Democrat

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~ by 49ersNews on April 20, 2007.

14 Responses to “Maiocco Talks with Mayock”

  1. I think talking too much about possible draft players will tell other teams things about the players they did not know and to prevent the 49ers to draft the player. Other teams ahead of us will try to beat us in the draft. What do you think out there???? GO 49ERS

  2. Just about every other team has the same problem with the help of the internet and the media. Respect for stratagy privacy or anything else worth knowing is a thing of the past. Every writter just wants to prove they are “in the know” no matter what the costs. Ask the four draft prospects that actually believed there responces about their mary jane accounts would remain private.

    By the way HAPPY 420 BOYS good excuse for a good ol wake and bake. Just keep it to yourself…

  3. HELL YA NOTHING IS PRIVATE ANYMORE IT KIND OF SUCKS AND THE 3 THAT TOLD THE TRUTH SHOULD COME OUT AND TELL THE MEDIA WHO THEY TOLD AND THEN WE CAN FIND OUT WHO LEEKED IT OUT AND FIND SOME GRABAGE ON THEM. ANY WAYS NOLAN SAID HE DONT WANT PLAYERS THAT HAVE ISSUES HE WANTS THEM TO BE A ALL YOU CAN BE TYPE OF GUY BUT I LIKE THAT ABOUT HIM, MAN I LOVE WHAT HE HAS DONE WITH THIS TEAM. GO NINERS PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR BABY YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Alan Branch-DL-Player Apr. 20 – 1:12 pm et

    A league source now tells Profootballtalk.com that SI.com’s report about Alan Branch having stress fractures in both legs is accurate.

    However, PFT notes that different doctors will give different medical opinions. We’re not sure how this will affect Branch on draft day, but defensive linemen often tend to struggle with nagging lower leg injuries.
    Source: Profootballtalk.com

  5. SI has its rumor column and the jets might be shopping Jonathan Vilma. Fucking niners should get d-line help in the first, WR in the 2nd and then somehow send a nice package to the jets for Jonathan Vilma. Someone hit me back with what they think???

  6. Who is Jonathan Vilma? Could we swap Smiley?

  7. google him, look hi up, his stats are off the charts considering he has only been in the league for 3 years

  8. Scott, that actually makes a lot of sense. I just don’t know if he would fit in the 3-4 or not…..I have no clue what defense the jets play.

  9. Ryan, they play in a 3-4 defense, so u know vilma would be a beast with us(Eric Mangini is the coach, cmon now, what type of defense do you think theyd run?HINT:Bill Belichick)Hey, Scott, That sounds like a good idea.. a VERY good idea..we have the picks AND the money to do business with them, and itd be a win win.. Vilma has only been in the L for three years, but he is already one of the best LBs in the whole League!!He’s a freakin STUD!! He came from Miami(and you know their LB lineage)..Ryan, this actually sounds like something that we should pay attention to..

  10. i think mangini is a one hit wonder in new jork look for the pats to kill em all!!!!! next year.

  11. please NOLAN dont draft Adam Carriker He’s to damn slow 4 d-end and 2 small 4 d-tackle Please NOOOOOOOOO Not him draft pat willis, or Ted ginn, Alan branch pleassssssssssssseeeeeeeee remember Jason peter from Nebraska a bust

  12. well we better draft someone with run stopping ability.think about it. Ricky Williams might go to the rams,and Adrian Peterson could fall to the Cardinals.

  13. Has anyone heard of the Niners offering Justin Smiley a new contract? I think thats what I heard today on Sirus from Gil Brandt.

  14. I’m not believing anything until I see a source (no offense). I doubt they would do that just based on the fact that it will limit their ability to play the draft and keep other teams guessing. I would like it if we resigned him though.

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