Here are portions of the official John Lynch / Kyle Shanahan transcript for this afternoon’s Zoom. Because the draft didn’t end after the third round.
The 49ers will move on without Joe Staley and DeForest Buckner, but will be diminished by their absence.
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.
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.
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.
SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. I’ll update this frequently from the 49ers media trailer. 4:05 This just in from Jay Glazer: “I’m hearing we have our first trade; Cleveland moving up from #4 to #3 w Minnesota. Giving up 3 picks to move into the 3rd spot.” 4:13 Jason LaCanfora on the trade: “Browns trade a 4th, 5th…