Before the 2011 draft, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh flew into Columbia to personally watch Mizzou’s Pro Day workouts. We all thought the former NFL quarterback was coming in to get a close personal look at Blaine Gabbert. When the 49ers pick came up at number seven, they took Aldon Smith. Gabbert went at #10 to Jacksonville. Today, Gabbert is a 49er.
The teams made a trade after Gabbert’s run with the Jaguars didn’t work out.
I’ve just never been impressed with Gabbert and not all of it is his fault. Let’s be realistic, he was on a crap team for three seasons, but I never bought into his hype.