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Apr 28, 2019
49ers draft punter in the 4th, raising questions about decision-making

49ers draft punter in the 4th, raising questions about decision-making

The need was there, but is this a proper value play? The San Francisco 49ers spent a fourth round pick on punter Mitch Wishnowsky, and you know that excites me. Well, drafting a punter makes me happy. Spending a fourth round pick on the position? It raises some question marks. Any time a special teams player is draft before the sixth round, eyebrows are raised. When it happens in the fourth round, there are usually strong responses. The 49ers needed a punter, so you can’t fault filling said need. But could they have landed Wishnowsky later? In the phone call to Wishnowsky, head coach Kyle...
Apr 27, 2019
Mixed reactions in draft grade for 49ers day 2 selections

Mixed reactions in draft grade for 49ers day 2 selections

The 49ers addressed the wide receiver position in a big way. The third day of the 2019 NFL Draft is about to get going, and the San Francisco 49ers currently have three picks left. Day two saw them beef up their passing game, selecting South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel and Baylor wide receiver Jalen Hurd. One receiver was not a surprise, but going with back-to-back picks on the position tells us something about what Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch want to do in 2019. The team has gotten solid production from some of its receivers the past two years, but they are not messing around in...
Apr 27, 2019
Trump congratulates Bosa a day after new Niner ‘explains’ calling Kaepernick a clown

Trump congratulates Bosa a day after new Niner ‘explains’ calling Kaepernick a clown

Opinions will vary about this. It’s certainly been an interesting 48 hours for the San Francisco 49ers. On Thursday, they landed Nick Bosa, an edge rusher many viewed as the best player in the 2019 NFL Draft. After a Thursday evening conference call in which he got one question about his social media usage, Friday brought a press conference in which he was pressed rather heavily by Jim Trotter and one other non-beat writer about his social media. And then came Saturday morning. Donald Trump decided it was worth offering congratulations to Bosa on being selected by the 49ers. Frankly,...
Apr 26, 2019
49ers get a lot of ‘B’s for the McGlinchey pick

49ers get a lot of ‘B’s for the McGlinchey pick

Not a single surprise at this point. The San Francisco 49ers had been projected to draft Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa for much of the past two months, and on Thursday, the expected came to fruition. The 49ers got the best pass rusher in the 2019 NFL Draft, and their defensive front is looking quite ferocious heading into the coming season. The 49ers signed Dee Ford in free agency, and now have a complement to him on the other edge. It’s been years since the 49ers had a consistent multi-dimensional pass rush. They’ve tried to mix and match parts, and we’ve seen some of their recent...
Apr 26, 2019
Best available players for 49ers needs heading into round 2

Best available players for 49ers needs heading into round 2

Looking at the best available prospects for Day Two of the 2019 NFL Draft. The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is a wrap, and it went according to plan for the San Francisco 49ers. After Arizona selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the top pick, the 49ers drafted Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa with the second pick. There were rumbles things could go sideways, but that didn’t happen until the Oakland Raiders decided Clelin Ferrell was their guy at No. 4! The second day of the draft gets going at 4 p.m. PT, and the 49ers hold two picks. They have the fourth pick (No. 36...
Apr 22, 2019
2019 NN Armchair GM Challenge

2019 NN Armchair GM Challenge

Welcome to the 2019 Armchair GM challenge! We’re back for another year of random predictions. How it works The Armchair GM Championship is a confidence poll, much like the ones you may have done for the college football bowl season. You will submit a list of 20 names that you believe the 49ers will draft, in order of how confident you are that the player will be picked by San Francisco. This is confidence of a pick at any point in the draft, not just first round picks. The first name on your list will be worth 20 points, the second name 19 points, the third 18 points, and so on. We will...

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