Do the 49ers really need a speed receiver?

The 49ers need a third receiver. That is clear. Most draft gurus agree that the Niners need a burner, someone who can “take the top off the defense,” someone who runs a 4.3 40-yard dash or a low 4.4. Someone like Brandin Cooks or Odell Beckham. I agree, the 49ers need a deep threat. The Niners already have two possession receivers who excel on underneath and intermediate routes — Anquan…

April 9, 2014

NFL’s impressions of the top-50 draft prospects

One of the best reporters in the country, Bob McGinn, spoke off the record with NFL personnel executives and scouts and got their impressions of the top-50 prospects in the upcoming draft. Here is a brief excerpt about cornerback Bradley Roby from McGinn’s report: “When you talk about quickness, speed, athletic ability, change of direction, he’s got all that. Then he just gets beat every game. It’s mental.” To read…

February 23, 2014

Beckham vs. Fuller

Here’s a hypothetical: Say LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham and Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller both are available when the 49ers pick in the first round of the upcoming draft — Pick No.30. Say if the 49ers pick Beckham, the Broncos will pick Fuller with Pick No.31 and if the 49ers pick Fuller, the Broncos will pick Beckham (remember, this is a hypothetical). If the 49ers pick neither Beckham nor…

February 19, 2014