When teams hire new General Managers, the move is usually followed by other departures from the personnel department and the 49ers are proving to be no exception.
Demar Dotson Authentic Jersey They announced that assistant G.M. Tom Gamble is leaving the team and he¡¯ll be followed out the door by director of college scouting Matt Malaspina. According to multiple reports on Friday, Malaspina is joining them as a college scout.
Malaspina spent the last 12 years with the 49ers and spent the last four years at the top of their college scouting hierarchy. He worked for the Seahawks and Panthers before joining the Niners.
The 49ers will likely be making further moves in their personnel department as new General Manager John Lynch puts his stamp on the front office. He¡¯s already hired Adam Peters as vice president of player personnel and former Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew as a senior personnel executive.
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At the other end of the spectrum, the teams that don¡¯t receive a lot of compensatory picks tend to be bad teams: There are 14 teams that have received fewer than 20 compensatory picks since the system started in 1994, and those 14 teams have won a combined two Super Bowls.
Compensatory picks help teams stock their roster with low-cost depth, which is helpful, but the real reason teams with a lot of compensatory picks do well is that teams with a lot of compensatory picks are good at managing their salary caps. A system that was supposed to reward the poor at the expense of the rich has actually rewarded the smart at the expense of the dumb.