4:41 AM EDT, Fri April 27, 2018
Niner Nation 3 hours ago
Mike McGlinchey is already winning being a huge Joe Staley fan

Mike McGlinchey is already winning being a huge Joe Staley fan

The 49ers first round pick doesn’t know a whole lot about Shanahan’s offensive system but does know about Joe Staley While the San Francisco 49ers first round pick might not be the glamorous pick that everyone wanted, Mike McGlinchey is going to start winning fans over with his admiration of veteran left tackle Joe Staley. While McGlichey isn’t well versed about Kyle Shanahan’s offensive system, he is very familiar with Joe Staley. Joe Staley was coached by a couple of my coaches at Notre Dame that have gone on and continued [from] while he played at Central Michigan, so I studied...
The Mercury News 3 hours ago
Kurtenbach: Why the 49ers’ first-round pick was all about Jimmy Garoppolo

Kurtenbach: Why the 49ers’ first-round pick was all about Jimmy Garoppolo

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft was all about the player they acquired with their second-round pick. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, acquired last year from the Patriots in exchange for the Niners’ 2018 second-round pick, is the franchise — his recently signed $137.5 million contract indicates as much — and […]
Eric Branch / SFGate 3 hours ago

49ers’ Shanahan echoes Lynch’s stance on Foster’s future

Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch are in lockstep when it comes to inside linebacker Reuben Foster. On Thursday, three days after Lynch addressed the three felony charges against Foster, the 49ers head coach echoed his GM by saying Foster would be released if it’s learned he hit his former girlfriend. “We can promise you guys, if there's someone who ever hits their significant other, girlfriends, some person like that, that person is not going to be on our team,” Shanahan said. “I feel strongly about that. I know John does. I know our ownership does....
Niner Nation 4 hours ago
Better Rivals: “This is a Shanahan pick.”

Better Rivals: “This is a Shanahan pick.”

David and Oscar react to the 49ers’ first-round selection of Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we offer up initial impressions on the 49ers’ first-round pick Mike McGlinchey. Why would the 49ers look at tackle early in the draft? What did they pass up by making the selection? And, most importantly, was it worth it? Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 4 hours ago
Watch John Lynch calling, Mike McGlinchey reacting to 49ers pick

Watch John Lynch calling, Mike McGlinchey reacting to 49ers pick

I love these videos. The NFL Draft changes numerous lives of young football players, and one of the highlights of draft night is seeing the prospects react to being drafted. There are often some tears, whether they be from the players, their family, or BOTH! And of course there’s plenty of excitement on the team’s end when they call the prospect. The San Francisco 49ers spent their first round pick on Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey, who was with his family for the draft. The 49ers released some video of their end of the call, and Notre Dame football released video of their...
The Mercury News 4 hours ago
What impact did Reuben Foster have on 49ers draft?

What impact did Reuben Foster have on 49ers draft?

Rather than draft a linebacker with their first pick amid Reuben Foster's legal woes, the 49ers focused on offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey.

Plenty of could-be starters left for 49ers on Day 2 of draft

After taking tackle Mike McGlinchey in the first round, the 49ers still could use a pass rusher, a linebacker, a cornerback and some skill players for Jimmy Garoppolo and the …
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 4 hours ago
Initial grading suggests people like, but don’t love 49ers pick of Mike McGlinchey

Initial grading suggests people like, but don’t love 49ers pick of Mike McGlinchey

People are coming around. The San Francisco 49ers are through the first round, having spent their No. 9 overall pick on Mike McGlinchey. John Lynch acknowledged there were some quality players there, but McGlinchey was the guy they targeted. At one point Lynch was asked about Roquan Smith, but he stuck to the company line. We’ll have a look at all sorts of draft grades in the morning, but in the meantime, we’ve got an early look at what 49ers fans think about the pick. After the pick came in, I included a poll in our first article. We have a little over 3,100 votes in, and B leads the...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 5 hours ago
Kyle Shanahan breaks down right tackle competition for Mike McGlinchey

Kyle Shanahan breaks down right tackle competition for Mike McGlinchey

The 49ers have three potential right tackles heading into training camp. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Mike McGlinchey in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and it’s safe to say it is a referendum on right tackle Trent Brown. Of course, the team is not going to admit that! John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan met with the media to close out the team’s Thursday work, and Shanahan kept things pretty simple. He said McGlinchey would come in and compete at right tackle. The competition during OTAs and minicamp would be with Garry Gilliam. Then, once training camp arrives and Trent Brown is...

Jimmy's bodyguard: Why Mike McGlinchey makes sense for 49ers

If you were surprised the 49ers took an offensive tackle, Mike McGlinchey, with their top pick in the draft, you weren't alone: McGlinchey was caught off guard, too. The Notre …
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 6 hours ago
49ers had not met with Mike McGlinchey since NFL Combine

49ers had not met with Mike McGlinchey since NFL Combine

The 49ers kept things close until this week. The San Francisco 49ers selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and it was a surprise to him. McGlinchey told local media that he had a formal interview with the 49ers at the NFL Combine, but he had not heard from them since then. The 49ers spent March and April criss-crossing the country for workouts, and bringing in 30 players for official visits, but McGlinchey was not one of them. The 49ers will likely draft at least one player brought in for a workout or official visit, but the team...
The Mercury News 6 hours ago
Instant grade: 49ers select Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey

Instant grade: 49ers select Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers made a massive $137.5 million investment in quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in February. On Thursday, in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the 49ers made a move to protect that investment. The selection of Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey with the ninth overall pick in the draft fills […]
Golden Gate Sports 7 hours ago

San Francisco 49ers: Did they make a mistake taking Mike McGlinchey?

The San Francisco 49ers used their first round pick on an offensive linemen, despite the need for defensive help. Was this the right choice for the team’s future? Perhaps not. The San Francisco 49ers have used their first round pick on offensive tackle from Notre Dame, Mike McGlinchey. After months of anticipation that the team […] San Francisco 49ers: Did they make a mistake taking Mike McGlinchey? - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
The Mercury News 7 hours ago
Five things to know about 49ers first-round pick

Five things to know about 49ers first-round pick

With the No. 9 pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers took offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey. Here are five things to know about the 6-foot-8, 309-pounder from Notre Dame: 1. He’s Matt Ryan’s cousin People mention his connection to the Atlanta Falcons quarterback all the time. He’s been better known as “Matt Ryan’s first cousin” […]
Eric Branch / SFGate 7 hours ago

49ers select Notre Dame OT Mike McGlinchey

The 49ers selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey with the No. 9 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. The selection was a mild surprise because the position doesn’t appear to be an immediate need: The 49ers have Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley and right tackle Trent Brown. However, Staley will turn 34 before the season opener and told reporters Monday a hip issue dogged him for the first half of the 2017 season and caused him to ponder retirement for the first time in his career.

49ers Player News

  • 6 Jimmy Garoppolo

    Jimmy Garoppolo

    Kurtenbach: Why the 49ers’ first-round pick was all about Jimmy Garoppolo

  • 5 Reuben Foster

    Reuben Foster

    What impact did Reuben Foster have on 49ers draft?

  • 4 Joe Staley

    Joe Staley

    Mike McGlinchey is already winning being a huge Joe Staley fan

  • 4 Trent Brown

    Trent Brown

    Kyle Shanahan breaks down right tackle competition for Mike McGlinchey

  • 1 Garry Gilliam

    Garry Gilliam

    Kyle Shanahan breaks down right tackle competition for Mike McGlinchey

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