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  • By John Croston
    April 28, 2016 at 9:51 PM
    After months of speculation and anticipation, the first round of the NFL 2016 draft is in the books. The 49ers had the ammunition to move up from the 7th overall pick, however General Manager Trent Baalke elected to stay put and allow the draft to unfold as it would. As many predicted, the top two quarterbacks went 1st and 2nd respectively, so with multiple...
  • By Alex Pedregon
    April 27, 2016 at 7:28 PM
    It's the eve of the 2016 NFL Draft and teams are preparing to select the league's newest rookies. Here's a look at how the first round of the draft might shape up based on current needs for each NFL team. The draft kicks off on Thursday, April 28th at the Auditorium Theatre in...
  • By Al Sacco
    April 25, 2016 at 9:04 AM
    It's easy to see why some teams in the NFL would stray away from the high risk, often minimal reward circus that is free agency. After all, it's rare that you ever get what you pay for, even if the actual numbers involved in the contracts tend to be misleading. For example, WR Marvin Jones signed a...
  • By D.C. Owens
    April 23, 2016 at 10:32 AM
    Trent Baalke rises every morning and goes to work in an air-conditioned office set in a state-of-the-art facility. On some days he flits across the country and rubs elbows with NFL power brokers. He gets to hobnob with Jed York, the 49ers' popular young owner. Above all, unlike fans who must content themselves with mere wishes, Baalke gets to act out his...
  • By David Bonilla
    April 21, 2016 at 11:48 AM
    In the past week, two trades have taken place resulting in new teams at the top of the draft order, almost guaranteeing that the top two quarterbacks in the NFL Draft are gone within the first two selections. The Los Angeles Rams have taken over the top spot from the Tennessee Titans and, most recently, the Philadelphia Eagles have taken the number two spot...
  • By Alex Pedregon
    April 20, 2016 at 3:19 PM
    The mock draft landscape has changed drastically in less than a week. Once populated by the Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Browns, the top two selections in next week's NFL Draft are now owned by the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles thanks to a couple of blockbuster trades. Here's a look at how the first round of the 2016 NFL...
  • By Al Sacco
    April 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM
    Every once in awhile, a rare talent comes along who has the ability to change the fortunes of a franchise. Although they're few and far between, we've seen quarterbacks like John Elway, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck be touted by many as "can't miss" prospects. In that scenario, it's easy to see why a team...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    April 14, 2016 at 8:56 AM
    Thanks to the Los Angeles Rams, I have to rethink the whole article that was in my head. This morning, the Rams pulled off a blockbuster trade to move from the 15th spot in the upcoming 2016 draft to number one. The rumors are that the Rams will be looking to take a quarterback with the first overall pick and all signs are pointing to...
  • By David Bonilla
    April 11, 2016 at 4:29 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers own the seventh overall selection in the NFL Draft, which kicks off later this month. With so many needs on the team, it is tough to say for sure what position the 49ers will address with their top choice. Whatever happens with the six selections ahead of San Francisco, there will be great talent available when they are finally on...
  • By David Bonilla
    April 3, 2016 at 5:14 PM
    To say that Mike Florio's agenda and thought process is rather tiresome would be an understatement. His latest article for Pro Football Talk states that San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, who...
  • By David Bonilla
    April 1, 2016 at 3:22 PM
    It wasn't too long ago that the San Francisco 49ers reestablished themselves as the envy of the NFL. They were an organization that seemed to be doing all the right things and headed in the right direction. Things changed a couple of years ago when news started to leak about a rift between management and then head coach Jim Harbaugh, who was...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    April 1, 2016 at 3:05 PM
    Anthony Davis, the former right tackle of the San Francisco 49ers, has been source of entertaining comments, regrettable tweets, and heated debate since he came into the league. As a player, he was a physical run blocker who liked visibly dominating his opponent and letting him know about it (sometimes even after the game on Twitter). He was also a pass...
  • By David Bonilla
    March 15, 2016 at 3:35 PM
    We took a look at over 90 online mock drafts to determine the favorite for the San Francisco 49ers seventh overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft next month. If you have been looking at any mock drafts in recent weeks, you have noticed that an overwhelming number of them are not only leaning toward a specific position for the 49ers, but a specific...
  • By David Bonilla
    March 14, 2016 at 12:10 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick all appear to be involved in a stare down with each waiting for someone to flinch. The New York Jets are quietly observing, waiting for the right opportunity to jump in. Each of the teams would like to have Kaepernick on their roster for the upcoming season. The...
  • By John Croston
    March 10, 2016 at 9:06 AM
    Ok, I will admit it. I bought into it, even if I should have known better. I'm sure some of you did as well. That is to say, we all believed that the 49ers would be big players in free agency. To be fair, there was a good amount of conventional wisdom to support this viewpoint. A brand new coach in Chip Kelly, whose system is a radical...
  • By David Bonilla
    March 7, 2016 at 11:31 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of holes to fill on their roster. A lot. They are a team depleted by coaching changes, poor drafting, free agent signings, and surprise retirements. So how do the 49ers even begin to restock their roster that has been exhausted of the deep talent it had just a few years ago? Having a healthy stock of cash to spend and an...
  • By Al Sacco
    March 3, 2016 at 9:56 AM
    Torrey Smith has a very specific set of skills. He will find you, he will run past you, and he will cause havoc to your defense. Players like Smith can be very valuable to a football team, and the San Francisco 49ers felt like he could be the missing piece to their passing game. In fact, the Niners were so enamored with Smith's abilities,...
  • By Alex Pedregon
    March 1, 2016 at 6:28 PM
    With the NFL Scouting Combine complete, here's a look at how the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft might shape up based on current needs for each NFL team. Of course, things will change after the free agency period so there will be more to come at that point. The first round kicks off on Thursday, April 28th at the Auditorium Theatre in...
  • By David Bonilla
    February 26, 2016 at 3:08 PM
    One of the last positions on an NFL roster that you want to have up in the air is the quarterback position. Yet here we are. Just a day ago, comments by new San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly made it sounds like all the rumors of Colin Kaepernick's desire to flee for another team were unfounded. Kelly was excited to work with Kaepernick and the day...
  • By Al Sacco
    February 25, 2016 at 8:27 AM
    Sometimes I wonder why any of us waste our time with what's said (or not said) by general managers and coaches in professional sports. Shouldn't we all know the drill by now? No matter how the question is worded or how many times it's asked, the answer is still either going to be politically correct or completely ambiguous. Although we've all...