Eric Mangini: “Another difficult quarterback, another difficult group of wide receivers.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Eric Mangini’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “Good morning, everybody. So, we are full go on the Giants. Similar pattern for us, working on third down, red zone here today. Another difficult quarterback, another difficult group of wide receivers, but working on it and excited to get going.”   There was a report that LB Ahmad Brooks won’t…

October 8, 2015

Grant’s final 49ers’ mock draft

Here is my final 49ers mock draft: 1. Trade the 31st, 34th and 128th pick to the Dolphins for the 12th pick, and draft CB D.J. Hayden from Houston. 2. With the 61st pick, draft CB Darius Slay from Mississippi St. 3. With the 73rd pick, draft DT John Jenkins from Georgia. 4. With the 94th pick, draft WR Marquise Goodwin from Texas. 5. With the 131st pick, draft FS Josh Evans from…

April 25, 2013

Grant’s updated 49ers mock draft

This is what the 49ers will do in the draft: 1. Trade up to the 18th pick to draft CB Desmond Trufant from Washington. The 49ers will give their early second-round pick – No.34 – and both of their third round picks to the Cowboys in the trade. 2. Trade back with the Jets for the Jets’ third-round pick and the Jets’ 2014 first-round pick. The 49ers will give up…

April 16, 2013

Grant’s post-Combine 49ers mock offseason

Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over, let’s try to predict what the 49ers will do this offseason. Here’s my best guess. I’m eager to read yours. FREE AGENCY OUT: Dashon Goldson, Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky Jean Francois, Larry Grant, Leonard Davis, Tramaine Brock, Clark Haggans and Ted Ginn Jr. Goldson wants too much money, and the 49ers want a free safety with cornerback skills. Jean Francois signs with the…

March 1, 2013