Long before the 49ers make their two first-round selections (assuming they don’t trade up or back), the decision will already be made. The 49ers will stack their board, in order, with the players they would select at those spots. And then the highest-rated remaining player will be the plucked from the top of the […]
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are the next group to weigh in and get measured. Those groups followed yesterday’s gaggle of offensive linemen, tight ends and specialists.
The highly anticipated coin toss took place this morning between the Titans and Panthers at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Both teams wanted the Titans to win, but I have confirmed the toss did not involve a two-headed nickel. But both teams got their wish, meaning the Titans get the No. 16 slot […]
If there’s one thing that was reinforced in speaking with 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan Thursday, it’s that he likes big players. He likes big cornerbacks; he likes big safeties; he likes big running backs. And he does not like to make exceptions — especially with high draft picks.
The 49ers are certainly in the market for an offensive tackle in the April draft. It is easy to assume that they will use one of their first-round picks to address that position.
When 49ers coach Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan met with the media at the NFC Scouting Combine last year, they both voiced a preference for the 49ers to add a young running back to the roster. The 49ers did just that, as they selected running back Glen Coffee in the third round. But […]
Here is Part Two of Mike Singletary’s media session today. In this part, Singletary addresses how he approaches the combine, as far as weighing what’s important. He also said the 49ers’ approach does not change with Kurt Warner’s retirement and the arrival of Pete Carroll in Seattle. Singletary said he also hopes veteran tackle […]
Niners coach Mike Singletary met with the media today at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here is Part 1 of his media session with reporters:
Coach Mike Singletary said he was comfortable in saying Alex Smith will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback in 2010. Does that mean that Smith, definitively, will be the starter in 2010? “If it’ll stop you from asking again, yes,” Singletary answered.
Ah, the NFL Scouting Combine . . . a time when it’s accepted – no, expected – to write about the measurements of a man’s arms.
I’m traveling to chilly Indianapolis today for the NFL Scouting Combine, and I’m not going for the view. In fact, if you park yourself in front of your television set, you’ll have a much better vantage point of what’s happening inside Lucas Oil Stadium. Still, as far as information and access, there’s no finer place […]
Draft-eligible players begin arriving Wednesday in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. The NFL draft is two months away. I’ll be heading to the combine tomorrow, and will have full coverage from there for four days, beginning Thursday.