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Rating Scot McCloughan's drafts: 2005

New Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan garnered respect for his drafts in San Francisco from 2005-09, where he had some notable hits but also some big whiffs (yes, as most do). I'll take a look at the five drafts he was in charge of with the 49ers, starting with 2005:

QB Alex Smith, first round: The first player chosen in the draft; was not a slam-dunk No. 1 and his career has shown why, though he wasn’t helped by a constant change of coordinators. Smith struggled to become a consistent starter and it wasn’t until 2011 that he became a decent and even solid player. In '11 and '12, he combined to throw 40 touchdown passes to 10 interceptions while being considered a game manager. But he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game in the 2012 season, only to be allowed to leave via free agency.

Hit or miss: Miss. He’s still starting in the NFL so it's not as if he can't play, but for a first overall pick he’s never been a top-10 quarterback. Still, he did help them for two years, especially in 2012 so while it's a miss he did eventually provide something.

G/C David Baas, second round: He made 54 starts with San Francisco between 2005-10 and another 30 with the Giants between 2011-13. Baas was better with the 49ers than he was with the Giants, where he started at center until injuries forced him to retire.

Hit or miss: Mostly a hit considering he was solid in San Francisco. The Giants handed him a big contract so the Niners let him walk.

RB Frank Gore, third round: All he’s done is rush for 11,073 yards and 64 touchdowns while catching 342 passes for another 11 scores. Gore powered the 49ers’ offense during their three NFC Championship Game runs.

Hit or miss: Big hit. With no knee injury, he’d have been drafted higher so he offered excellent value.

OT Adam Snyder, third round: The Niners traded their first pick in the fourth round to move up eight spots to draft Snyder. He made 73 starts for San Francisco but he was never considered a good tackle. His best year with the Niners came at guard in 2011. (He played with Arizona in 2012, the 49ers in ’13 but was cut this past summer and spent four games with the Giants.)

Hit or miss: Mostly a miss. Though he started, he wasn’t very good.

DT Ronald Fields, fifth round: Spent four years with San Francisco, starting nine games. He hasn’t played since 2011. An injury derailed his rookie season.

Hit or miss: In between. Had some success when the 49ers played a 4-3.

WR Rasheed Marshall, fifth round: He played one season in the NFL, catching one pass for minus-1 yard with San Francisco. Was a compensatory pick.

Hit or miss: Miss.

CB Derrick Johnson, sixth round: He played one year with San Francisco, starting five games and playing in 14. He played a combined five games the following year with Houston and Atlanta, but that was the end of his career.

Hit or miss: Miss.

DB Davin Holly, seventh round: He never played for the 49ers, but managed 32 games and 18 starts in the next three years with Chicago and Cleveland. But he didn’t play after the 2007 season.

Hit or miss: Miss.

WR Marcus Maxwell, seventh round: Played in four games as a rookie and five games with Cincinnati in 2007. That’s it. He caught one pass in the NFL and was out of the league after the 2008 season.

Hit or miss: Miss.

TE Patrick Estes, seventh round: Compensatory pick. San Francisco converted him to a tackle -- he was mostly a blocking tight end in college. Worth a shot, but it didn’t take as he appeared in only eight games over parts of three seasons. He was out of the NFL after the 2007 season.

Hit or miss: Miss, but I liked what they tried to do with him.

TE Billy Bajema, seventh round: Compensatory pick. Made 25 starts in four years with San Francisco, then spent three years in St. Louis and two in Baltimore and started a combined 27 games with those teams. Mostly a blocking tight end; he caught 40 passes in the NFL.

Hit or miss: Hit.