Cosell breaks down the best cornerbacks in the NFL draft

Greg Cosell broke down the upcoming draft’s top cornerbacks on a Yahoo podcast Friday morning. Here’s what Cosell said. D.J. Hayden COSELL: I watched four games of D.J. Hayden this week, and I’m telling you it was the first time I’d ever seen him play, and as I’m watching I say, “Wait a second, this guy’s the best corner in the draft.” My guess is he won’t be drafted as…

April 19, 2013

Who is the 49ers free safety of the future?

The 49ers signed free safety Craig Dahl yesterday, but he’s not the Niners’ free safety of the future. He may not be their free safety of the present, either. He’s probably a backup, and a mentor for whichever free safety the 49ers draft in a few weeks. Will the Niners draft a safety who is similar to Dashon Goldson – tall and hard-hitting, like LSU’s Eric Reid – or will…

March 17, 2013

Grant’s 49ers mock draft: 1.0

This is my first attempt to predict whom the 49ers will draft in a couple of months. I’ll make more attempts as I learn more about the prospects. This time, I’ll mock just the first four picks. 1st round, pick No.31 – UCLA DE Datone Jones, 6-4, 280 lbs., 4.82 40-yard dash. Jones has experience playing defensive end and defensive tackle. He had 6.5 sacks and 19 tackles for losses…

February 14, 2013