Most NFL teams try to build around the edges of their roster, plugging holes to shore up the overall structure. The 49ers seem to be taking a much different approach.
What Brandon Aiyuk has is an innate ability to break tackles and run with the football. And Kyle Shanahan does love him some yards after the catch.
Yes, a wide receiver or an offensive tackle might have made more sense at pick No. 14 (after the 49ers had traded down one spot). But selecting a physically dominant, versatile defensive tackle carries its own logic.
The show is going on. Here is my 2020 Remote Quarantined Socially Distanced NFL Mock Draft.
If the 49ers stand pat over the next few days, they will become the first NFL team in 13 years not to make a selection between the first and third rounds.
Without knowing the actual trade offers, we can speak only in generalities. And the most general is this: Bad teams are advised to trade down. Good teams should be trading up.
Here are my top 10 ex-49ers to coax off the coach and onto the field. Is Jerry Rice too old?
The last few days have placed at least six current 49ers players on the dreaded trading block, if you believe what you read. Let’s take a look at how realistic those scenarios are.
Monday afternoon, 49ers general manager John Lynch gave some media members a little virtual tour of his 2020 NFL Draft “war room,” which happens to double as his guest house.
Yes, the 49ers could use a wide receiver in the first round. But don’t sleep on the offensive tackles. The Niners need one, and this draft has some great candidates.
Kyle Shanahan isn’t afraid to take the guy he wants, whenever he wants to take him. Could he do it again in this year’s draft?
Let’s read the tea leaves.
The 49ers have a chance to do something radical in the upcoming draft.
Check out Grant’s new podcast with Ryan Sakamoto.
Check out my YouTube film breakdown of Penn State wide receiver K.J. Hamler.
Check out Grant’s YouTube film breakdown of the impact Emmanuel Sanders made on the 49ers’ offense.
The 49ers don’t need to find the next Jerry Rice or the next Julio Jones. They just need to find the next Emmanuel Sanders.
Yes, the 49ers could make a surprise trade, or more than one.
With 2 first-round picks, the 49ers can select from the top tier receivers at No. 13 or wait until pick 31 to grab a receiver in a deep draft.
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