2:31 PM EST, Sat January 21, 2017
FOX Sports

East-West Shrine Game: 5 NFL Draft Prospects the 49ers Should Watch

The 92nd East-West Shrine game kicks off on Saturday, January 21. Here are five NFL Draft prospects the San Francisco 49ers should watch over the course of the contest. The San Francisco 49ers certainly need an infusion of talent via the NFL Draft, and the 2017 East-West Shrine ga...

FOX Sports

49ers Prospect Watch: Virginia Tech WR Isaiah Ford

Niner Noise provides 49ers fans with a scouting report on Virginia Tech wide receiver Isaiah Ford. Ford has been a productive WR for the Hokies making him an ideal target to put up on the 49ers' draft board come draft day. 49ers fans have had a rough 2016 season, and that...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Big Board

The San Francisco 49ers are probably going to use an early pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to select a quarterback. Which prospect is selected, and when, is anyone's guess. But let's break down some of the top options the Niners have to consider. Unless the San Francisco 49er...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: Complete First-Round 32-Team Mock

The 2017 NFL Draft is chalked full of talent that can help turn a franchise around and teams will be out to grab their player. The 49ers have numerous needs and still no coach or system in place, but they still land a future foundation piece in this mock draft. The San Francisco 4...

FOX Sports

DeShaun Watson's National Championship Display Should Influence 49ers

DeShaun Watson delivered when it mattered in the National Championship for Clemson, in a clutch performance that should influence the 49ers draft board. DeShaun Watson has many doubters ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft, but he went some way to silencing them last Monday with a clutch perfo...

FOX Sports

NFL Free Agency: The 49ers Should Sign Veteran Quarterback Shaun Hill

The San Francisco 49ers are probably going to find a franchise-type quarterback in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft. But they could use a mentor to tutor a young prospect, and veteran free-agent QB Shaun Hill fits the bill. In all likelihood, the San Francisco 49ers are going to target a p...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: Identifying the 49ers Perfect Trade-Down Scenario in Round 1

The San Francisco 49ers currently own the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. While staying put ensures the Niners land a top-five prospect, trading down gives San Francisco even more of a return. Here's the scenario -- the Cleveland Browns select Texas A&M edge rus...

FOX Sports

Super Bowl LI: Alex Smith vs Aaron Rodgers? A 49ers embarrassment

On April 23, 2005 the San Francisco 49ers selected Alex Smith first overall, while California native Aaron Rodgers fell to the Green Bay Packers. Over a decade later, both quarterbacks are on track for a Super Bowl push, while the 49ers have fallen to the bottom of the NFL.The 2005 NFL Draft will ...

Inside the 49ers | Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Rebuilding the 49ers — Part 4: The draft

Yesterday, I gave you Part 3 of my four-part series on rebuilding the 49ers from the perspective of Eliot Wolf, one of the leading GM candidates. This is Part 4. MAKING THE RIGHT DRAFT PICKS After the 49ers sign quarterback Jay Cutler and defensive end DeMarcus Ware, as I explained in Parts 2 and 3, […]

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: Why the 49ers Should Select Alabama LB Reuben Foster

The San Francisco 49ers finished the2016 season with the worst-ranked run defense in the NFL. This problem can be addressed by drafting Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster with their first-round pick. The San Francisco 49ers own the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.Wh...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Mock Draft : 49ers Selections for Each Round

The 2017draft is a big stepping stone for the soonto be appointedGM and head coach and will pave the way for the 49ers franchise turnaround. Niner Noise provides you with a full seven-round mock draft following the closing of the college football season.This upcoming NFL Draftclass willset the t...

Inside the 49ers | Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Rebuilding the 49ers — Part 2: Choosing the right QB

Yesterday, I gave you Part 1 of my four-part series on rebuilding the 49ers from the perspective of Eliot Wolf, the leading GM candidate. This is Part 2. CHOOSING THE RIGHT QUARTERBACK After Wolf hires his head coach, those two will decide who should be their starting quarterback in 2017? Should they draft a starting […]

CSN Bay Area

Clemson QB Watson, a potential 49ers QB target, opts for draft

If the 49ers have not filled their need at QB before the NFL Draft, Deshaun Watson figures to be in the conversation at No. 2 overall...

CSN Bay Area

Possible QB target for 49ers at No. 2 declares for draft

If the 49ers do not already have their long-term quarterback situation figured out by the end of April, one option officially became available on Monday for the NFL draft.North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky announced his plan to forego his final season of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft. The first round will be held on April 27.

San Francisco Chronicle

49ers’ HC candidate McDaniels ‘fortunate’ to meet with 3 teams

Two days after sitting down with the 49ers, Rams and Jaguars, the Patriots offensive coordinator talked to reporters today and was asked out his marathon interview day. Despite their 7-25 record since 2015, the 49ers’ salary cap space, draft capital and CEO Jed York’s stated commitment to patiently rebuilding with a new head coach and general manager made the opening appealing to McDaniels. New England’s quest for their fifth Super Bowl title will begin when they host the Texans in a divisional playoff game Saturday night. The 49ers are interviewing Washington offensive coordinator...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: The 49ers Should Eye Texas Tech Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

The San Francisco 49ers are going to need a quarterback this offseason. And one prospect worth keeping an eye on is Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes. Unless, for some odd reason, the San Francisco 49ers are content keeping incumbent Colin Kaepernick on the roster next year, the Niners wi...

San Francisco Chronicle

Source: 49ers are Josh McDaniels’ preferred team

Josh McDaniels’ preferred team is the 49ers if the Patriots offensive coordinator decides to leave New England to become a head coach, a source said. McDaniels, who has served as New England’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2012, is probably ready to take his second head-coach position, the source said. On Monday, York discussed having a long-term vision with the new regime, which will inherit the NFL’s second-most salary cap space and 11 expected 2017 draft picks, including No. 2 overall. Of the 49ers’ seven known head-coach candidates, only McDaniels and...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: How Should the 49ers Spend the No. 2 Overall Pick?

The San Francisco 49ers could go one of many different ways in the 2017 NFL Draft. Let's take a look at exactly how the Niners should spend the No. 2 overall pick and what seems to be the best option. Pick a position and, chances are, the San Francisco 49ers need a substantial up...

FOX Sports

San Francisco 49ers: 5 Biggest Roster Needs Heading into 2017 Offseason

The San Francisco 49ers need a complete upgrade and overhaul to their current roster. Niner Noise ranks the top five roster needs the team has heading into the 2017 offseason. Whether it be through free agency or the NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers need to make some considerabl...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: Full 7-Round Mock for the San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and will have a total of 10 selections when the draft rolls around late April. Niner Noise offers you a full, seven-round mock for San Francisco. The San Francisco 49ers are in full rebuild mode, searching f...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: What Are the Chances the 49ers Land Texas A&M's Myles Garrett?

The San Francisco 49ers should wisely be targeting Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett in the 2017 NFL Draft. But how likely will Garrett slip past the Cleveland Browns, who hold the No. 1 overall pick? The San Francisco 49ers need a premier pass-rusher, and Texas A&M&...

Inside the 49ers | Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The risk of taking the No. 1 QB after the No. 1 pick

The 49ers have the No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft. With the No. 1 pick, most experts expect the Cleveland Browns to take the defensive end from Texas A&M, Myles Garrett, which would put the Niners in position to draft the quarterback of their choosing. Should they take a QB with the No. 2 […]

CSN Bay Area

Source: Vikings' Paton set to interview for 49ers GM job

The 49ers are scheduled to interview Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for their general manage position, a source told CSNBayArea.com.Paton has worked 10 seasons with the Vikings under general manager Rick Spielman. Patons duties including workin the pro scouting department and evaluating college prospects for the NFL draft.Paton (pronounced Payton) has been considered a hot GM prospect for several years. He has reportedly turned down interview requests from the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins in the recent years.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

George Paton to interview with 49ers

Assistant general manager George Paton is scheduled to interview on Friday with the 49ers about their GM opening, a source confirmed. Paton has spent the past decade with the Vikings, recently helping them assemble the talented, young core that won the NFC North in 2015. The duties of Paton, who worked with general manager Rick Spielman in Chicago and Miami before joining him in Minnesota in 2006, include helping Spielman sort through free agency and stack the team’s draft board. Paton has turned down opportunities to interview for possible promotions with other teams in recent years...

FOX Sports

Why the 49ers Should Make a Play for Tony Romo

The San Francisco 49ers have many issues along the roster that will need attention in the offseason. Even if they draft the next heir, an experienced arm will still be necessary moving forward. Here's why the 49ers should take a flyer on quarterback Tony Romo.The season is over, and it's...

FOX Sports

Report: Trent Baalke vetoed Chip Kelly's plan for 49ers to draft Dak Prescott

Former 49ers head coach Chip Kelly wanted to draft quarterback Dak Prescott in the 2016 NFL draft, but then-general manager Trent Baalke rejected the plan.

San Francisco Chronicle

Stats and facts from the 49ers’ loss to the Seahawks

Stats and facts from the 49ers’ loss to the Seahawks Second-half total yards on offense for the 49ers, who had 198 yards in the first half. Expect plenty of movement on and off the field between now and the start of training camp for the 49ers, who have the No. 2 pick in the draft for the third time in franchise history. In the previous two, they chose QB Earl Morrall, left, in 1956 (trading him after one season) and RB Ken Willard in 1974. Rushing yards for the 49ers, who went into the game ranked fourth in the NFL at 130.5 per game. Third-down conversions (in 11 tries) for the 49ers,...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers Guaranteed No. 2 Overall Pick

The San Francisco 49ers will hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, thanks to a Cleveland Browns Week 17 loss and regardless what the Niners do versus the Seattle Seahawks in the regular-season finale. The San Francisco 49ers had another chance to secure the No. 1 overall ...