Whenever Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke walk into a room, an applause should soon follow. In a matter of just two years, these two men have revitalized the culture of a San Francisco 49ers organization that was on the brink of irrelevancy.
Credit owner Jed York for elevating Trent Baalke from within the organization, and then thank the newly appointed GM for hiring the rambunctious and energetic Jim Harbaugh as the 49ers head coach.
These three men have finally returned the 49ers to the good ole' glory days.
It all starts with the draft. The 49ers have a young and talented team mainly derived from current and past draft selections. That's what makes them special, and what other teams will attempt to emulate in the coming years.
After the past draft, the 49ers have truly confirmed this change in identity. Like Baalke, they are a shrewd team that looks for needs if the value is present, unlike other teams for whom the opposite holds true.
We can't truly grade this current draft for another two or three years; however, on face value, this looks to be a promising bunch. Though, like last season, I can't envision a scenario where many of the young guns have an opportunity to play, though Eric Reid may prove me wrong.
However, the 49ers have other question marks to address besides rookie playing time. Here are a few concerns post draft.