The second round has just opened with the Rams selecting offensive lineman Rodger Saffold. But 49ers running back Frank Gore is still quite pleased with the performance of his team in the first round.
The 49ers might have been prudent to check for structural integrity of the stage in the press conference room before allowing Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati to be introduced today in Santa Clara. After all, we’re talking about 650-plus pounds of manhood between the two youngsters.
After the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday, that seems to be one certainty for the 49ers: They are not going to take an offensive lineman in the second round. Well, at least we don’t think they will.
Some observations from Santa Clara after the first round of the NFL draft: –The 49ers might not hire a general manager, per se, to replace Scot McCloughan, but it sure looks as if Trent Baalke has put himself in position to be the organization’s top personnel man – regardless of what the position is […]
Wow, is it already time for the draft to begin? Where did the time go? Follow the pick-by-pick intrigue right here . . .
OK, who can read lips? The 49ers have live streaming video on the website of their draft room. If you look at the video screen (it’s not on all the time), the black curtain on the left side of the screen is the bottom of the 49ers’ draft board.
In my feeble attempt to confirmation that I was 100-percent accurate in my rankings of the first 14 players on the 49ers’ draft board, I placed a call to a team spokesman in Santa Clara just moments ago. On the other end of line was uproarious laughter. “No, I can’t confirm that,” I was […]
In trying to reconstruct the 49ers’ draft board that I saw in a dream last night, the first 10 names came off relatively easy. This is where it gets difficult . . . just as the 49ers are ready to make a selection with the No. 13 overall pick.
Imagine for a moment that your job is to cover the San Francisco 49ers. You’re walking through the team offices when the door to the mysterious draft room swings open just wide enough to catch a complete glimpse of the board on the other side of the room. The image is fleeting, but you […]
OK, this is it. This is my final mock draft . . . until there’s a major trade today and this sucker instantly becomes obsolete. * * *
The perfect first day of the draft – assuming they keep their picks at Nos. 13 and 17 – would consist of help for the offensive line and the secondary. Yesterday, we gave a couple either/or situations the 49ers could face on the defensive side of the ball. In this entry, we shift to […]
The 49ers have the Nos. 13 and 17 picks – in case you didn’t already know that. Certainly, the 49ers could trade up a couple spots if there’s a player they really love. But what if all those players are gone and there are only a lot of players they like? The 49ers could […]
In my final mock draft, I chose the method of avoidance when jotting down my 49ers selections with the Nos. 13 and 17 overall picks.
As the 49ers approach the upcoming draft, director of player personnel Trent Baalke expects to net at least four eventual starters among the team’s eight draft picks. That’s because the club has four of their picks within the first three rounds. “We always go into the draft with this mentality: When you’re drafting in […]
If the draft falls perfectly for the 49ers on Thursday in the first round of the NFL draft, they end up with an offensive tackle (Anthony Davis?) and a defensive back (Joe Haden or Earl Thomas?). The 49ers have two picks next Friday, too, when the second and third rounds are held.