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  • By Adithya Peruvemba
    May 3, 2021 at 5:25 PM 0 comments
    This is Part 2 of my draft grades. Part 1 can be found here. The San Francisco 49ers certainly had a very successful start to their 2021 NFL Draft with their selections of Trey Lance, Aaron Banks, Trey Sermon, and Ambry Thomas. However, even with the quality picks in the first half of the draft, the Niners still could improve in certain positions such as their secondary, primarily safety, as well as premium offensive positions like the offensive line and wide receivers. Rounds 4-7 of the draft are crucial for teams to take players who have outstanding potential but still have notable flaws or injury concerns. Let's jump into the second half of the draft and evaluate just how...
  • By Adithya Peruvemba
    May 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers' 2020 NFL season was arguably the most disappointing season over the last decade purely due to the high expectations the team had set for itself by making the Super Bowl the season prior. The underwhelming season was primarily plagued with injuries in addition to holes on the roster that were neglected in the 2020 offseason. However, the Niners started the 2021 offseason with an underrated free agency period during which they were able to retain most of their free agents, including Trent Williams, Jason Verrett, Kyle Juscyk, Jaquiski Tartt, and more while bringing in key role players in Alex Mack and Samson Ebukam. Even after this successful signing period, the 49ers needed more depth and starters at specific holes at quarterback, offensive line,...
  • By Adithya Peruvemba
    Apr 19, 2021 at 8:30 AM 73 comments
    Throughout the past couple of weeks, the anticipation and coverage around who the Niners will take with the third pick in the draft has dramatically built to the expense of the discussion on who they should take in the later rounds of the draft. The 49ers' offseason signings and new free agency acquisitions have certainly exceeded expectations but there are certainly still plenty of holes and weak patches on the roster. Addressing these roster spots efficiently in the draft is crucial as the players they pick will be inexpensive and productive, leaving room for even more cap space for next year's free agency. This year, San Francisco has the following picks: 3 (1st Round); 43 (2nd Round); 102 (3rd Round); 117 (4th Round); 155, 172, 180 (Round 5); 194 (Round 6); 230 (Round...
  • By Adithya Peruvemba
    Apr 8, 2021 at 1:41 PM 102 comments
    When Jimmy Garappolo arrived in San Francisco in a trade from the New England Patriots in 2017, he was a young, athletic, and skilled quarterback. However, a couple of season-ending injuries later, his value has plummeted. The perception of the quarterback is that of an older, immobile, and inaccurate passer who often makes questionable decisions. Garoppolo's injury-riddled stint with the Niners has caused the entire team to suffer due to below-average backup play leading to mostly disappointing results. After head coach Kyle Shanahan's third losing season in four years, he has set his mind on using the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to select a durable franchise quarterback who can execute his offensive playbook effectively and has the athletic skill set to lead a...
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