counter argument would be, gore signed to a vet minimum salary because he believes he can still play, and went to a place where he is confident that he can and will play as either the guy, or at least with a bigger role than he would get elsewhere. they did have other RBs there and still do. granted, they are no names. but a 4th round guy dosent mean they wont use him, in fact a lot of 4th round guys have made good contributions to their teams. tarik cohen, marlon mack, jamaal adams, all 4th round guys. devante freeman and eddie lacy were both 4th rounders. the round doesnt matter so much as the talent. i know that them drafting later shows more faith than if they drafted early. but their draft position didnt really let them get one of the better guys. at 11 they couldnt really reach for a guy, so they went with minkah. by the time they picked again penny, michel, chubb, ROJO, all gone. so i get it i do, but there are plenty of reasons you can point to that would show why they didnt take one till the 4th. and bringing in frank gore shows more of them wanting to have a stop gap until next year. including that they signed gore before the draft. thats more telling than anything. i dont think anyone care truly look at that backfield and say they know exactly how it will play out. i mean last year, you would have called me crazy if i said that they were going to abandon jay ajayi for kenyan drake.
long story short, i dont really trust that backfield. they keep on drafting guys and then not using them. gillislee, ajayi, drake. and sure drake had 2 games where he was THE guy. but then they kinda just stopped giving him the workload. i know thats a bit nit picky since he still had the large share but so did ajayi. gillislee was starting to get the larger share at the end of his last season with them. so in the end, yeah larry fitz even if it is a dumpster fire, he is larry fitz and we know his role is secure. drakes, is not. you even said it yourself, he has the OPPORTUNITY. he doesn’t have it locked up.