SANTA CLARA — John Lynch may or may not pick well during the upcoming NFL draft, which starts Thursday. But, at least he won’t make the envelope mistake.
The 49ers GM made that clear Monday during his pre-draft press conference with Bay Area reporters.
Lynch’s predecessor, Trent Baalke, invented the envelope mistake. He smugly announced during his pre-draft press conference in 2012 that he had written the name of the player he intended to draft, and sealed that name in an envelope. The player was wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, one of the biggest busts in 49ers franchise history. He’s no longer in the league. And neither is Baalke.
The envelope sealed his fate.
Here’s what Lynch said Monday about his approach to the draft, and his plans for the 49ers first round pick:
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