6:50 AM EDT, Wed April 25, 2018
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Golden Nuggets: One more day till the draft

Golden Nuggets: One more day till the draft

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet The 1st round of the NFL draft is officially one day away. The mock drafts will finally end and we will see what teams do know when they are on the clock. GM John Lynch has been silent on what the 49ers will do with the #9 overall pick. Most experts believe that they will address their defense with the pick. Roquan Smith and Tremaine Edmunds seem to be the favorites to be picked at #9, but they could go for one of the elite defensive backs or a pass rusher. One...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 11 hours ago
John Lynch offers detailed timeline of 49ers pre-draft process

John Lynch offers detailed timeline of 49ers pre-draft process

This was an interesting deep dive by the 49ers GM. The San Francisco 49ers have offered a much more open and transparent process since general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan took over the football operations side of the organization. They still keep plenty close to the vest, but they’ve been more willing to discuss the broader processes they have in place. The latest example came on Monday. Lynch met with the media for the annual pre-draft press conference (video). He did not go into any specifics about the team’s draft board, but he did offer an incredibly detailed...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 12 hours ago
Cardinals making noise about wanting to move up in the draft

Cardinals making noise about wanting to move up in the draft

There’s a ton of chatter about teams looking to trade up to get a quarterback. The San Francisco 49ers don’t need a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft, but they will still be impacted in a big way by this year’s QB class. At least three quarterbacks are expected to go in the top eight picks, and one general manager told Adam Schefter there is a 50 percent chance four quarterbacks go in the top five picks. One team looking at quarterbacks this year is the Arizona Cardinals. Carson Palmer’s retirement coupled with Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert leaving in free agency left Arizona with...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 13 hours ago
Report: 49ers ‘covet’ Tremaine Edmunds at No. 9

Report: 49ers ‘covet’ Tremaine Edmunds at No. 9

We have our first really definitive statement about the 49ers. It could mean something, or it could just be a smokescreen. The 2018 NFL Draft is a little over 48 hours away, and we have our most definitive statement yet on who the San Francisco 49ers are interested in at pick No. 9. NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline is hearing that if Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is available at No. 9, the 49ers will take him. In that recent mock, I have the San Francisco 49ers trading down with the Buffalo Bills and selecting Leighton Vander Esch. This won’t be the case if Tremaine Edmunds is...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 14 hours ago
Report: 49ers interested in day three cornerback

Report: 49ers interested in day three cornerback

The 49ers look to be ready for late day three and into undrafted free agency. The San Francisco 49ers have been doing some digging on Vanderbilt cornerback Tre Herndon, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson. There is no word on any visits or workouts, but Wilson is reporting the 49ers are one of 20 teams showing interest in a cornerback expected to go late on day three of the 2018 NFL Draft. Herndon stands just under 6’ and weighed in at 188 pounds. He ran a 4.51 40 with a 6.75 six-cone drill time. He reportedly showed solid footwork and backpedaling skills at his Pro day last month. The...