49ers 2015 mock draft 4.0

These are the picks the 49ers should make in the upcoming draft. Round 1. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma Huge wide receiver who moves and creates separation like a small wide receiver. And even when he doesn’t create separation, he’s open, because he’s 6-5. He can catch passes over cornerbacks’ heads. He has the talent to replace Anquan Boldin as the Niners No.1 receiver in 2016. Round 2. Shaq Thompson, ILB,…

April 15, 2015

49ers need talent, not good manners

This is my Saturday column. Let your general manager do his job, Jed. You keep saying you want to win with class, as if you know what it takes to win in the first place. As if winning is a given and what matters is the players’ moral standing. You should make yourself the general manager if class is what you want. You sign and draft the players. We’ll see…

April 10, 2015

Wide receivers on the 49ers’ radar in the upcoming draft

The three best wide receivers in the upcoming draft may be out of the 49ers’ reach. Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker are expected to get drafted within the first 12 picks. The 49ers pick 15th. The Niners will be free to choose from a lower tier of wide receivers. Which receiver do you think the Niners should target, and why? Dorial Green Beckham, Oklahoma: 6’5”, 237 lbs, 4.49. Best…

March 4, 2015

2015 NFL Draft wide receiver comparisons

This is what I see when I watch the wide receivers in this year’s draft class. If you disagree with me you’re probably right. I will revisit this after the Combine. Amari Cooper: Torry Holt. Smooth route-runners who are fast, big-play receivers. Value: First round, top 10. Kevin White: Sidney Rice. Tall, lean downfield threats who jump high and crash to the ground. Both accelerate quickly, but neither creates much…

February 10, 2015