The 49ers will draft according to best-player available. The 49ers will also draft for need. The two philosophies are actually intertwined.
The 49ers are holding their local pro day today. This is not a day for the top local players to show their stuff. Players such as running backs Toby Gehart (Stanford) or Jahvid Best (Cal) or defensive standouts Syd’Quan Thompson or Tyson Alualu (both from Cal) are not expected to attend, according to a variety […]
The 49ers will get help for the defensive backfield in the upcoming draft. They might even get it in the first round. Look for them to focus on cornerback, though, and not safety. This is not to say that safety help is not coming for the 49ers. If they do not get a safety during […]
As I wrote in the previous post, the position of wide receiver ranks low (lowest?) on the 49ers’ list of positional possibilities with their first-round picks. Then why are the 49ers interested in speaking with receiver Dez Bryant, who is projected to be the first wideout selected during the NFL draft on April 22?
If the 49ers must consider trading up in the draft, as was suggested in this space yesterday, then the opposite might also be true. As many pointed out, this is a very deep draft. If the 49ers believe they are one very good rookie offensive tackle away from going where they want to go […]
The 49ers made a draft-day trade a year ago to acquire a second first-round pick in the upcoming draft. And now I’m wondering whether the 49ers should make another deal to guarantee they fill a position of need with thier first draft choice.
We’ve heard what the 49ers have said about the team’s draft board remaining virtually unchanged even with the exit of Scot McCloughan as general manager. Director of player personnel Trent Baalke, the so-called trigger man on draft day, said the 49ers’ internal draft rankings were 85- to 90-percent set. Team president Jed York estimated the […]
In case you haven’t already heard, the 49ers are in the market for an offensive tackle with one of their two first-round draft picks. Anthony Davis of Rutgers is projected to be selected at some point around the top half of the first round. He worked out for 11 teams this morning, and he is […]
With the 13th and 17th overall picks in the draft, the 49ers can go ahead and create their wish list. But they are still at the mercy of the 12 teams choosing in front of them. The 49ers are in the market for an offensive tackle in the draft. They could attempt to trade […]
The 49ers have nine picks in the NFL draft this year after the league awarded them one compensatory selection. Here’s where the 49ers are scheduled to pick: 49ERS 2010 DRAFT PICKS 1. First round: No. 13 2. First round (from Panthers): No. 17 3. Second round: No. 17 (No. 49 overall) 4. Third round: […]
The 49ers received an additional draft pick today when the NFL announced 32 compensatory picks for the April draft. The 49ers’ additional pick will be the 37th selection of the sixth round, No. 206 overall.
After nearly two weeks of free agency, the 49ers – as expected – have not filled any of their most pressing needs. There have not been an abundance of quality players on the free-agent market, and the 49ers’ first priority is to spend its money on signing some of their young stars to contract extensions. […]
The 49ers went out and filled a couple needs at running back a year ago. They got an every-down style back in the third round of the draft. And they got their explosive, change-of-pace man in free agency (undrafted free agency, that is).
Arguably, the 49ers’ two biggest needs entering the offseason are offensive tackle and return specialist. The 49ers should have some options at those spots on the first two days of the three-day NFL draft, which gets going this year on Thursday, April 22. Daniel Jeremiah worked as a scout with the Ravens and Browns. […]
If the 49ers liked Tyson Jackson, whom the Chiefs selected with the No. 3 overall pick last year, they will really be smitten with Penn State defensive end Jared Odrick in this year’s draft. That’s the opinion of Daniel Jeremiah, who worked as a scout with the Ravens and Browns. Jeremiah now shares his […]