7:36 PM EDT, Tue April 13, 2021
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49ers’ offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill signs one-year tender

49ers’ offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill signs one-year tender

Photo by MSA/Icon Sportswire via The Niners also waived tight end Chase Harrell. The San Francisco 49ers announced that exclusive rights free agent Daniel Brunskill signed his one-year tender. His base salary will be $850,000 per Spotrac. The offensive lineman has spent the last two seasons with the Niners, playing a variety of positions. $850,000 is a raise for Daniel Brunskill. In 2019, Brunskill made $495,000 to start three separate positions (LT, RT, LG) and the 49ers very likely wouldn’t have made the Super Bowl without his contributions.In 2020, Brunskill...
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49ers Podcast: What does San Francisco think is their second biggest need?

49ers Podcast: What does San Francisco think is their second biggest need?

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ Niner Nate and Leo Luna discussed that and more in today’s episode For a lot of people, the NFL Draft is a lot like Fruit Stripe gum. They love it for the first 30 seconds, and then they toss it into the trash and move on with their day. We spend endless hours talking about what each team will do on the first night of the draft, and give only a courtesy wave to the other two days worth of draft picks. When it comes to the 49ers, Friday and Saturday’s picks aren’t as important as what happens Thursday, but they’re close. NFL rosters...
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49ers among teams to hold pre-draft meeting with Auburn safety Jamien Sherwood

49ers among teams to hold pre-draft meeting with Auburn safety Jamien Sherwood

Photo by Joe Robbins/ San Francisco is scheduled to have eight picks after the first round. All of the attention is on who the San Francisco 49ers will select with the No. 3 overall pick, but general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan continue to do their research on mid-to-late round selections. The Niners have nine total picks in the 2021 NFL Draft and still need to add some depth to the secondary as well as the offensive and defensive lines. Justin Melo of The Draft Network has been keeping the football world updated on which prospects meet with...
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49ers had an interest in free agent RB Gio Bernard early in free agency

49ers had an interest in free agent RB Gio Bernard early in free agency

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Could we see a running back drafted earlier than expected? We take a look at the best pass-catching running backs in the draft ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the San Francisco 49ers had an early interest in free-agent running back Gio Bernard in free agency before Bernard signed with Tampa Bay. The Niners have been looking for a pass-catching running back since the Kyle Shanahan, and John Lynch regime began but have swung and missed in that category. How early is too early for a running back in this upcoming draft? If Alabama’s Najee...
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Scouting Spotlight: Creed Humphrey & Joseph Ossai

Scouting Spotlight: Creed Humphrey & Joseph Ossai

Photo by Tim Warner/ The Scouting Spotlight features a versatile offensive lineman and an edge pass rusher, both prospective day two picks. Greetings Faithful! The Scouting Spotlight returns with a look at a versatile offensive lineman and a defensive edge prospect who could be intriguing second-round options. The 49ers must address the offensive line before the draft concludes. It’s great to have Trent Williams back, but having too much depth along the offensive line should ALWAYS be the goal. I love the idea of adding more talent along the edge, opposite of Nick...
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2021 NFL mock draft roundup: Which QB will 49ers go with at No. 3?

2021 NFL mock draft roundup: Which QB will 49ers go with at No. 3?

Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Pundits are all over the board with who San Francisco will select on April 29. The San Francisco 49ers continue to their homework on the three QB prospects who are projected to be available at No. 3. General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan will see Justin Fields throw in person on Wednesday, and the duo is planning on attending Trey Lance’s second pro day on April 19. Some NFL Draft pundits have the Niners zeroing in on Alabama’s Mac Jones, but the Niners have plenty of time to make their decision. The 2021...
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Fields, Lance will use drills from 49ers’ practices during second pro days

Fields, Lance will use drills from 49ers’ practices during second pro days

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch will check out both prospects in person over the next week. The San Francisco 49ers will get an up-close and personal look at two quarterback prospects in the coming days. Both head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch will attend Justin Fields and Trey Lance’s second pro days. Fields will throw again on Wednesday, with only the Niners and New England Patriots expected to be in attendance. Lance will hold his second workout on April 19. The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says both quarterbacks will use...
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Golden Nuggets: How big of a need is offensive line for the 49ers?

Golden Nuggets: How big of a need is offensive line for the 49ers?

Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 We are a day away from overreacting to the 49ers’ brass and their facial expressions after every Justin Fields throw at his pro day. 49ers draft crush: He may be only 5-foot-9 but there’s a lot to like in … At 212 pounds, he’s built like a running back. At Clemson’s pro day last month, he hoisted 225 pounds on the bench press 24 times. That’s a huge number for any receiver, much less a slot receiver. In fact, it’s a number you’d love your tight end...
Apr 12, 2021
Why 3 NFL executives aren’t sold on Mac Jones to 49ers

Why 3 NFL executives aren’t sold on Mac Jones to 49ers

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is skeptical that San Francisco will select Jones third overall. The 2021 NFL Draft is still more than two weeks away, so we still have plenty of time before the San Francisco 49ers will select a quarterback third overall. Multiple NFL insiders like Adam Schefter and Peter King are guessing that the Niners will go with Alabama’s Mac Jones with the No. 3 pick. Both Schefter and King reiterated that it is their opinion that San Francisco will take Jones, but from what they’re hearing, the team hasn’t made a...
Apr 12, 2021
NN community mock draft Round 1 recap

NN community mock draft Round 1 recap

Photo by Chris Graythen/ 2021 Niners Nation Mock Draft First-round 1 Jaguars NYners Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson I’m honestly not sure Lawrence is the best player or even the best QB in this class, but the Jaguars have to pick him. The reality is, he has the largest body of work among the top prospects and the strongest consensus we’ve seen since Andrew Luck. To think otherwise and risk being wrong would be irresponsible. As a prospect in a vacuum, he checks every box. The only thing this pick lacks is an element of surprise when it’s announced....
Apr 12, 2021
PFF graph highlights Deebo Samuel’s importance to 49ers’ offense

PFF graph highlights Deebo Samuel’s importance to 49ers’ offense

Photo by Joe Scarnici/ San Francisco needs Samuel to stay healthy next season if it wants to get back into Super Bowl contention. The San Francisco 49ers through some terrible injury luck last season. The team had the second most man-games lost to injury out of any NFL squad over the past 20 seasons. The Niners’ total adjusted games came out to 166.6, per Football Outsiders. Only the 2016 Chicago Bears had a higher total than San Francisco, with 171.6. The Bears went 3-13 that season. One of the players San Francisco sorely missed last season was receiver Deebo...
Apr 12, 2021
The 49ers and Patriots are the only two teams that’ll attend Justin Fields pro day

The 49ers and Patriots are the only two teams that’ll attend Justin Fields pro day

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ It shouldn’t come as a surprise that 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan will attend Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields’ second pro day this Wednesday and North Dakota State QB Trey Lance’s next Monday. Ian Rapoport tweeted, “while there appears to be a leader in the clubhouse at No. 3, they’ll use all available time to make a final call.” San Francisco won’t be the only team on-hand to see Fields, per Albert Breer. The New England Patriots will be in attendance, too. During both players’ first pro...
Apr 12, 2021
Do’s and don’ts for the 49ers 2021 NFL Draft: Don’t out think the room

Do’s and don’ts for the 49ers 2021 NFL Draft: Don’t out think the room

Photo by Chris Coduto/ The San Francisco 49ers are a couple of weeks away from one of the most significant drafts in franchise history. The quarterback selected at No. 3 will define this draft. It feels like most fanbase is enamored with a certain Ohio State quarterback, and for a good reason, but even he gets pushback. “You never draft quarterbacks who played at Ohio State.” These types of statements are littered all overdraft conversations. Rarely any of them hold weight, as the discussions are never apples to apples. Today, we’ll discuss three do’s and...
Apr 12, 2021
Peter King weighs in on 49ers’ QB pick

Peter King weighs in on 49ers’ QB pick

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The longtime NFL insider’s guess is that San Francisco is going with Alabama’s Mac Jones. The next week is a big one for the San Francisco 49ers. General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan will attend Ohio State QB Justin Fields’ second pro day on Wednesday. Then, they will go to see Trey Lance throw during his second pro day on April 19. Lynch and Shanahan will then have until April 29 to decide which rookie QB they will go with No. 3. Shanahan went to see Alabama’s Mac Jones throw four days after the Niners made a deal...
Apr 12, 2021
Golden Nuggets: Schefter says the idea is that Garoppolo will start in Week 1

Golden Nuggets: Schefter says the idea is that Garoppolo will start in Week 1

Photo by Norm Hall/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, April 12, 2021 It looks like we’re off Mac Jones. It’s safe to say that nobody knows who the 49ers are taking at No. 3, which was the case all along. Schefter discusses the 49ers’ plan for Jimmy Garoppolo “I think they head in with the idea that Garoppolo will be the Week 1 starter,” Schefter told Matt Maiocco. “I think that’s the plan today. Do plans change? Sometimes they do, right? That happens. If somebody makes an offer for Jimmy Garoppolo, do I think they’d listen? If it were...