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  • By Devyn Regueira
    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM 7 comments
    It's been the classic tale of two seasons. Trent Taylor, 177th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and San Francisco's resident 3rd down menace, enjoyed a rookie campaign that went a long way toward justifying his professional presence. Just how long, exactly? Four-hundred-thirty yards on forty-three receptions, with two touchdowns to boot. Where ten yards a pop isn't a headliner in its own right, Taylor's production in 2017 becomes much more respectable in light of the circumstances. Standing just five feet, eight inches above turf he shares with behemoth linebackers, cornerbacks with wingspans like a Cessna, and safeties whose body-fat-contents tend to mirror their forty-yard-dash times, the rookie's capacity for making clutch plays in big moments only became...
  • By Devyn Regueira
    Mar 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM 2 comments
    Identify the common thread. Singletary. Urlacher. Lewis. Still not sure? Willis. Bowman. Foster. By now, fireworks should be going off in the heads of even the most casual NFL enthusiasts among us. These are linebackers. Specifically, these are middle linebackers. More specifically, these are star middle linebackers. Most specifically, and doubtless for San Francisco 49ers fans most tragically, the latter group are star middle linebackers who have, barring a miracle or three, hung up their red and golds for good. It is a peculiar fact of 49ers history in the years since 2003 - a period best characterized as one vast post-season desert too briefly interrupted by a three-year mirage - that this organization has consistently boasted some of...
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