If there is one player the 49ers should avoid drafting at all costs, who is it? If you can’t think of just one player, can you make a top-five list? I’m saying the 49ers should not draft USC wide receiver Robert Woods, who’s projected to get picked at the end of the first round or […]
How could Jim Harbaugh get one percent better? He’s already a very good coach, but as he says, you’re either getting better or you’re getting worse. You never stay the same. Keep in mind, I’m working under the hypothesis that Harbaugh is the King of the 49ers. He’s got complete veto power. No play gets […]
If sixth-round pick Ronald Johnson doesn’t make it in the NFL, one thing seems absolutely certain: It won’t be for lack of effort.
On the second day, Michael Crabtree rested.
Oklahoma State’s Kendall Hunter – the 10th running back off the board — fell to the 49ers in the fourth round. USC’s Ronald Johnson, the 24th wide receiver selected, was still around in the middle of the sixth round.
Trent Baalke, obviously, is at least mildly irritated by the suggestion that the 49ers will be trying Chris Culliver out at a new position in the NFL. He did play cornerback as a senior – just ask Baalke – but he only made seven college starts at the position (and 24 at safety).
Hunter and eight other rookies have their jersey numbers and a few, Hunter included, have some legacies to uphold. First-round pick Aldon Smith has not selected his number (decisions, decisions).
During an interview on KNBR on Monday, ESPN draft analyst Trent Dilfer gave San Francisco’s draft a thumbs-up and discussed some of the picks.
But no one is better acquainted with the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Johnson than first-year 49ers wide receivers coach John Morton, who was Johnson’s position coach for his four seasons at USC.
A No. 3 wide receiver isn’t the most pressing of the Niners’ draft needs, but it’s likely somewhere on the list. And with a pair of big-bodied wideouts in Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan, it wouldn’t be a surprise if San Francisco targets a slot receiver.