The rookies – drafted and undrafted — began arriving this afternoon at the 49ers’ practice facility in Santa Clara.
UPDATES: Agreements with undrafted free agents at the bottom. Here is the article that will appear in Monday’s paper, “Niners give offense a lot of attention.” And here’s a rundown of offseason changes with all the NFC teams, beginning with the 49ers. (Just in case you were wondering if I did any work this weekend.) * * * How did the 49ers do in this weekend’s draft?
The 49ers selected a big free safety, Curtis Taylor of LSU, with their first of two seventh-round picks.And with their final pick, No. 244 overall, the 49ers selected LSU defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois.
The 49ers have picked in six rounds. Why haven’t they picked an outside linebacker? Why haven’t they picked an offensive tackle?
The 49ers selected Bear Pascoe, the tight end from Fresno State, with their sixth-round pick at No. 184 overall.
For the first time since the first selection of 2005, the 49ers have invested a draft pick in a quarterback.
The 49ers selected Pitt inside linebacker Scott McKillop with in the fifth round with the No. 146 overall pick.
The 49ers just made their pick in the third round, selecting RB Glen Coffee (Alabama) to act as a complement to Frank Gore.
It’s time for my second mock draft. Today, we’re going to look at the third round, which begins bright and early at 7 a.m.
UPDATED WITH A LOOK AT PANTHERS DIFFICULT 2009 SCHEDULE. * * * The 49ers traded their pick in the second round – and their pick in the fourth round – to the Panthers for a first-round selection in 2010.
Welcome to draft day at 49ers headquarters at 4949 Centennial Boulevard here in lovely Santa Clara.
There’s more than 12 hours before the official start of the NFL draft, which means my mock draft will be accurate for a little more than 12 hours.
The 49ers have nine scheduled picks in the draft. GM Scot McCloughan promised the team will not trade up from No. 10, but they might trade back to acquire more picks. But, then, the 49ers might also trade up later in the draft.
GM Scot McCloughan pulled up a chair and sat in front of a dozen newspaper (and online) scribes in the media trailer today. He bobbed and weaved through a flurry of questions.
GM Scot McCloughan might be the next person in the 49ers’ organization to feel the heat if the franchise’s string of seasons without a playoff appearance continues. But he said he is NOT approaching this draft like the 49ers just need a sudden bump to be a Super Bowl-contending team.
With Steve Mariucci as coach of the 49ers and Jon Gruden with the Raiders, it was a good time for football fans in the Bay Area.
The latest report is one that Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji will certainly not dispute.
The 49ers have a lot of reasons to want to bail out of the No. 10 overall pick – in excess of $14 million reasons, in fact.
The 49ers’ signing of outside linebacker Parys Haralson to a four-year contract extension was an essential move. He is the only pass-rusher on the team. But it should not change the 49ers’ approach for next week’s draft.
The 49ers will have to remain in wait-and-see mode through the first 90 minutes of the draft on Saturday, April 25. It would be pretty shocking if the 49ers traded up, but a trade back is a definite possibility.