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  • By Nick Newman
    Sep 16, 2020 at 6:00 AM 2 comments
    Rejoice! The 49ers have finally signed a veteran receiver, who actually has been a consistent pass-catching threat throughout his career. None of the other receivers the team has recently signed - Tavon Austin, J.J. Nelson, and Kevin White - has the ability to fill that Emmanuel Sanders role. Mohamed Sanu, on the other hand, does. Let me start off by explaining the title of this article. By no means is this a jab at Sanu. What I am trying to say is that he won't come in and single-handedly cure the team's receiver woes. Simply put, he is just not on the level as some of the league's other receivers who could come in and completely change the complexion of the passing game. The types of receivers like Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Michael Thomas, DaVante Adams, etc. are few and far...
  • By Nick Newman
    Jun 23, 2020 at 12:53 PM 3 comments
    For the first time since the Jim Harbaugh era, the 49ers roster is loaded with talent. Come September 5th, all NFL teams will have to reduce their roster sizes from 90 to 53 players. The 49ers will inevitably have to move on from an abundance of quality players, many of whom are more than capable of making an impact on an NFL roster. With that being said, low-end teams will be flocking to the waiver wire to see which players weren't quite good enough to make this stacked San Francisco team. The 49ers would be wise to find trade partners for these five players, as opposed to cutting them outright: #1) C.J. Beathard - Quarterback: C.J. Beathard is not a quarterback who has a lot of value. If Beathard were to be traded, I'd expect...
  • By Nick Newman
    Jun 10, 2020 at 6:04 PM 0 comments
    The 49ers currently have 12 wide receivers on their roster. This is a prediction as to where each receiver will land in the pecking order, as the 2020 season approaches. #1) Deebo Samuel Analysis: Deebo Samuel is the clear cut number one receiver. Samuel is coming off a phenomenal rookie season, where he played in 18 of the 49ers' 19 games. Over the course of those 18 games, Samuel caught 67 balls for 929 yards and three touchdowns. Samuel added 261 yards on the ground and three more touchdowns, on only 20 carries. That amounts to nearly 1,200 yards from scrimmage, and 14 yards per touch. Those numbers are even more impressive considering that Samuel's first breakout performance didn't come until Week 10, which was the...
  • By Nick Newman
    Jun 3, 2020 at 12:23 PM 0 comments
    Last summer the 49ers were considered an ascending team by many, but very few expected their development to amount to a Super Bowl berth. Fast forward a year, and the expectations for the 49ers should be nothing less than the team winning its 6th Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. The 49ers must go all out to win the Super Bowl this year, and here is why: Entering the 2020 season, the team is loaded with a complete roster. On both sides of the ball, there are high-quality NFL players at the vast majority of starting spots. Most importantly, there is above-average talent at the most important positions. The NFL is a passing league, making the following positions vital to a team's success: quarterback, offensive tackle, edge...
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