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  • By Ryan Sakamoto
    Jul 29, 2013 at 2:47 PM 2 comments
    There is no doubt in my mind that San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is the best all around tight-end in the NFL today. A player that excels at blocking, receiving, and running after the catch, Davis has been one of the staples to the 49ers offense. During his seven year career, Davis' career has been a roller coaster ride. In 2009, Davis led all NFL tight-ends in touchdowns (13), while ranking No. 28 in receptions in 2012. The volatile receiving stats from one season to the next, don't tell the whole story, as Davis has become the best blocking tight-end in the game. And while many of Davis' peers believe him to be a top flight receiving threat,...
  • By Ryan Sakamoto
    Jun 24, 2013 at 12:03 PM 9 comments
    With all the hype surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick being a talented baseball player, many people tend to forget that 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams was also a highly recruited baseball prospect coming out of High School. In fact, unlike Kaepernick Williams went on to be a two-sport athlete while attending Arizona State University as he was later drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 47th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. However, Williams decided to pursue his dream as an NFL receiver and was drafted by the 49ers in the sixth-round (No. 206) of the 2010 NFL Draft. And the move seemed to be the right one. In Williams' first three seasons, he has not only been a standout special teams player but a reliable slot receiver. A apparition General Manager...
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