The San Francisco 49ers have played up to expectations in 2012, but can the same be said about the current rookies donning the red and gold?
Jim Harbaugh isn't losing any sleep over the current production or lack thereof of the 2012 rookie class, but it makes you wonder if the Niners missed out on several can't-miss players in the draft?
From past experience, you can't truly judge a draft for at least three years, but in this case, there are several rookies who look like stars from day one.
Luckily for the 49ers, they have a ton of depth at key positions, and fans surely have not forgotten the work of general manager Trent Baalke in the 2011 NFL draft.
However, the 2012 NFL draft selections are not making the same impact as the 2011 class. Talent is a reason, in addition to depth, as I stated above, but how will these picks fare in a few years?
Time will tell; however, until then, why not tease fans with what could've been?