Who says Baalke won't be around next year to make the picks? I mean he has lasted this long. Walter said so himself, that Baalke has incriminating photos of the York family doing some scandlous things.. that's the only way to explain how he's lasted this long to begin with. What will change in 2017 ?
Summary: Hiller projects as a career backup because he simply lacks the arm strength to drive the ball down the field. Some team will take a chance on him and try to develop him into a starter, but defenses can simply shut him down by challenging his ability to drive the ball down the field. Hiller has a lot of tools a quarterbacks coach can work with, and he might end up being a valuable project, a la Matt Cassell. Hiller's decision-making will probably get worse in the NFL as he will face much tougher defenses with his limited arm.
Player Comparison: Sage Rosenfels. Hiller and Rosenfels lack the arm strength and project as backups.