Category Archives: 2010 draft

Rookies’ first task: watch and learn

Interesting sight at the 49ers’ voluntary OTA this morning: the team’s new rookies, both drafted and undrafted, sitting around in T-shirts and shorts, watching the veterans practice. Mike Singletary wanted the young cats to see how an NFL practice is conducted – which explains why the team changed the original schedule and set up a veteran OTA on the same day as a rookie minicamp.

Baalke Film Festival: the reviews

My eyes are bloodshot. My skin is sallow. I can see visions of Navorro Bowman when the lights dim. Yes, I just got out of the inaugural Trent Baalke Film Festival, 80 minutes of nonstop football action, rewind, nonstop football action, rewind, nonstop football action. Here’s the rundown.

Did 49ers say they were drafting Bulaga?

Did the 49ers tell Iowa’s Bryan Bulaga they were going to draft him before they traded up to snag another offensive tackle, Anthony Davis? That’s what it says in this Green Bay Press Gazette story. The assertion is unattributed, but you’d have to figure it came from Bulaga. Oh, and one other nugget from the […]

Baalke meeting; bring ya popcorn

Director of player personnel Trent Baalke will offer a guided film session for the media tomorrow afternoon in Santa Clara. He’ll be dimming the lights and breaking down the 49ers’ draft picks, showing us what convinced the team to take these guys in the first place. Can’t wait. We should get to meet with some […]

Scout Rob Rang breaks down 49ers’ draft

Before we let go of the draft completely, I wanted to solicit the opinion of a legitimate draft-watcher. Rob Rang, head evaluator for, is a guy I’ve relied on in the past for honest, insightful analysis. I talked to Rob today and checked off his opinions of the 49ers’ maneuvers.

Rutgers blogger’s take on Davis

Here’s a nice piece of work by the Niners Nation blog, which contacted another blogger who covers Rutgers football and which now appears on, uh, my blog. (Mind-bloggling, isn’t it?) Anyway, the Rutgers guy presents a mixed view of first-round draft pick Anthony Davis, but it mostly sounds encouraging to me.

Recap of 49ers’ 2010 draft

The first Trent Baalke-Mike Singletary draft is complete with the 49ers selecting eight players during the three-day session.   Yes, we write that it was a Baalke-Singletary draft . . . because that’s exactly what it was.