Category Archives: 2009 draft
GM Scot McCloughan pulled up a chair and sat in front of a dozen newspaper (and online) scribes in the media trailer today. He bobbed and weaved through a flurry of questions.
GM Scot McCloughan might be the next person in the 49ers’ organization to feel the heat if the franchise’s string of seasons without a playoff appearance continues. But he said he is NOT approaching this draft like the 49ers just … Continue reading
With Steve Mariucci as coach of the 49ers and Jon Gruden with the Raiders, it was a good time for football fans in the Bay Area.
The latest report is one that Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji will certainly not dispute.
The 49ers have a lot of reasons to want to bail out of the No. 10 overall pick – in excess of $14 million reasons, in fact.
The 49ers’ signing of outside linebacker Parys Haralson to a four-year contract extension was an essential move. He is the only pass-rusher on the team. But it should not change the 49ers’ approach for next week’s draft.
The 49ers will have to remain in wait-and-see mode through the first 90 minutes of the draft on Saturday, April 25. It would be pretty shocking if the 49ers traded up, but a trade back is a definite possibility.
Moments after the 49ers’ final game of the season, new team president Jed York gathered the team around to announce Mike Singletary had been hired permanently as 49ers coach. But before he made the announcement, York promised the players … Continue reading
UPDATE (Monday, 5:56 p.m.): I was out of the area today. The official word from the 49ers was that they were neither confirming nor denying Matthew Stafford’s scheduled pre-draft visit. (Don’t worry, it was confirmed yesterday.) There were no reports … Continue reading
The 49ers do not have a supremely talented roster. The club has gone six seasons without a playoff appearance. So any player the 49ers choose with the No. 10 overall has to become an immediate starter. Right?
Kentwan Balmer, the 49ers’ first-round pick last season at No. 29 overall, was not expected to put up big numbers as a rookie. Heck, he won’t be expected to put up big numbers at any point in his career.
Finding a pass-rusher might be the 49ers’ biggest need heading into the draft. In the 49ers’ 3-4 scheme, the pass rush is expected to come from the outside linebackers.
At some point, perhaps on the second day of the draft (April 26), the 49ers will select a running back to complement Frank Gore.