2019 NFL Draft

It’s finally time for the 2019 NFL Draft. Three more days and John Lynch will be on the clock with the number two pick.

Lynch had the number two pick two years ago and whiffed it. Solomon Thomas has been no better than Ronald Blair, a fifth round choice from Trent Baalke’s last draft in 2016.

If it takes three years to properly judge a draft pick’s NFL worth, maybe it takes that long to evaluate a GM, too. This will be Lynch’s third draft.

Baalke would probably not have picked Thomas or Nick Bosa from this year’s class. Both of them have short arms and Baalke was a firm believer in long arms at the pass rush position. Aldon Smith comes to mind.

Not that Baalke’s draft acumen is anything much to hang your hat on. He never could pick a decent skill position player, and Lynch grabbed one in his first draft in the fifth round – George KittleTrent Taylor and Dante Pettis might be keepers, also.

Of course, we don’t know to what extent these picks were influenced by HC Kyle Shanahan. My guess is that he’ll take credit for the good picks and blame Lynch for the bad ones.

In fact, Lynch’s primary role with the 49ers might not be as the bona fide GM, but as a figurehead – a guy with league-wide cachet whose very presence helps restore credibility to the front office after Baalke and Jed York recklessly pissed it away. The real GMing might be happening with Lynch’s subordinates, Adam Peters and Martin Mayhew.

I’ll have to run this theory through the Chuck-o-meter to test its validity (the more spit flying from Chuck, the more likely the theory is accurate).

At any rate, the Draft is fun and provides fodder for any and all grist mills.  Bring it on!

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115 comments on “2019 NFL Draft
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It’s hard to say just what input KS has with Lynch. I am pretty sure Thomas and Foster were both Lynch guys. I get the feeling that KS has a lot of input with the offensive side since we are in a total rebuild with a new scheme. I think Williams the 4th rd RB was definitely KS and was probably CJ. Kittle everyone knew he was a great player with lots of potential. What is gonna be telling is we get to see if Witherspoon, Colbert, Pita, Taylor and DJ are good enough to make it. We still seemed to draft good last year and by all rights everyone of them should have progressed. So it’s a little to early bring out the plank just yet. To me it seems that we are acting like a profesional team once again. I like the Lynch/ KS tandem.

  2. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m waiting to see if there’s a deal in place to move Thomas or Armstead this week.
    If DeFo was coveted in the mix with the NYG for OBJ, it might seem likely they could be willing to add another option.
    Would love to see Lynch deal out of slot 2 and recoup the 2nd RDer he parted with next year for Ford.
    NYG 6 and, next years’ 2, along with a Mid-RDer this year, for our slot 2 would work.
    Hoping to see DE/OLB,FS,WR with our 1st 3 Picks.
    If Lynch can add another Pick in the top 3 RDs, throw in a CB.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch had a pre-draft press conference today

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5lP22tk2MQ

  4. winderNo Gravatar says:

    For someone who is used to being behind a microphone as a job Lynch sure fidgets a lot. I can understand that though since I have always hated public speaking. Anyway, Lynch seems to be grounded in his work and I wish him nothing but success.

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Thomas or Armstead? Depends on #2. Most likely a draft day trade.

    I seem to be the voice in the wilderness. Pass rush top priority, then IOL. Do not give a damn about PFF grades in pass pro, unless they break out versus caliber of IDL they face. Also should include pressures. Akiem Hicks and Aaron Donald collapsed the pocket at will.

    Need a 305 to 310 lb OG that can be OC capable when Richburg released in 2020. Big enough to handle bull rushes yet athletic enough for OZ and pass pro.

    Good day for me, on day 1 and day 2? QWilliams or Bosa, then best IOL, then best WR1. Prefer to leave draftable FS for 2020 and see what new DB coaching can do with Colbert. Maybe TMoore goes to FS as well.

    Can reserve 1st RDer in 2020 for FS. #36 for IOL my priority.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers’ franchise kicker Robbie Gould has pulled his contract proposals that he sent to San Francisco and told the team he will not negotiate or sign a long-term deal with them, and he would like to be traded.”

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Seahawks agreed to trade their franchise player, DE Frank Clark, to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and an exchange of third-round picks this year.”

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    You could see that one coming a mile away. Someone must have pissed him off. We got to trade him now.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That would be Lynch who pissed him off:

    Lynch made it crystal clear that the 49ers’ kicker isn’t going anywhere. “Robbie is going to be a part of us this coming year, I know that.”

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, That’s probably what did it because I doubt we were low-balling him on his proposals.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gould obviously didn’t leave his heart in San Francisco.

    They need to sign Gould and trade him to da Bears for a 3rd round pick. If Chicago wants him they need to give up a decent pick for him.

    The malcontent on this team is the most unlikely guy.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chefs just traded a 1st round pick for Fran Clark DE of the Seahags

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Actually the draft pick for Clark was also a second round pick and not a first rounder.

    Clark’s contract exceeds the contract of Demarcus Lawrence.
    Clark’s contract is for $105 million surpassing the previous richest contract inked last week.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I was right the first time. The Chefs sent a first and a second round pick to the Seahags for Clark.

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch lit that fuse with Gould.
    He better fleece Da Bears at least.
    None of this respect for Robbie shit.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kicker drama….Figures

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Why couldn’t Jed have had this resolve to avoid SF?
    Fukn Hekawi….

  18. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Get something for Gould. We gave away the punter to CLE for a 7th or so. Family issues were the reason but in a year they were fixed. CLE got NFL’s best punter for nothing.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bears don’t have much to deal since the Mack trade.
    Take the best offer from anyone.
    A disgruntled kicker is the kiss of death.
    Lynch will need a pair for this one.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Free-agent options. Those include former 49ers kicker Phil Dawson, 44, Kai Forbath, 31, and Matt Bryant, 43, who was in Atlanta when 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the Falcons offensive coordinator from 2015-16. Bryant was 20 for 21 last year including 4 of 5 from 50 plus yds.

    Get multiple picks from da Bears for Gould. 4th round pick this year and a 3rd next year.

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Agree Bullit
    Fleece someone. Anyone.
    Bears are vulnerable.

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CHI do not have a 1st or 2nd. Probably husband their remaining picks.

    Any draft boards leaked?

  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Lack of CHI draft picks, a player for Gould trade possible?

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Matt Barrows tweets the ideal scenario for a trade

    “John Lynch slides a folded piece of paper across the table to counterpart Ryan Pace. Pace unfolds the paper to read Lynch’s proposal:

    Robbie Gould for Khalil Mack.”

    If only….

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Better yet…unfolds paper to reveal Cody Parkey photos, ball hitting uprights multiple times…that asks….How much you got?

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Since it’s about Kickers….

    P
    Mitch Wisnowsky – Utah – 175/8004/45.7
    Jack Fox – Rice (P/K) – 211/9167/43.4
    Jake Bailey – Stanford – 185/8105/43.8
    Tyler Newsome – ND – 225/9909/44.0

    PK
    Cole Tracy – LSU – (XP) 42/42 – (FG) 29/33
    Matt Gay – Utah – (XP) 85/85 – (FG) 56/65
    Justin Yoon – ND – (XP) 190/196 – (FG) 59/73
    Austin Seibert – OK – (XP) 310/315 – (FG) 63/79
    John Baron – SD St – (XP) 135/137 – (FG) 50/60

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chicago is damn near bankrupt in terms of available Picks –
    RD3/87
    RD4/126
    RD5/162

    We have no Pick in RD5
    Robbie for a future Pick? Recoup the 2nd for Dee Ford? I believe Chicago got a 2nd and 5th from Oakland next year in the KMack deal.

    NYG are the team to hope for interest in our Slot 2 –

    They’ve got multiple Picks –

    RD1/ 6-17
    RD4/ 108-132
    RD5/ 142-143-171

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Here is some outstanding analysis of WRs, Edge Rushers and Safeties

    https://www.rotoworld.com/article/evaluations/nfl-draft-wr-deep-dive?page=1

    https://www.rotoworld.com/article/evaluations/nfl-draft-edge-rankings

    https://www.rotoworld.com/article/evaluations/nfl-draft-s-rankings

    These are prettythe most in depth and thorough evaluations you’re going to find and an excellent free resource.

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Consequences of Russell Wilson’s big contract with guarantees shoved Frank Clark to the curb.

    Pressure on GM/scouts to hit it big on draft day now. Then Carroll and company to coach em up.

    Looks like us vs LAR for 2019.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    If no trades happen I like for first 3 picks

    Rd 1 Bosa
    Rd 2 AJ Brown WR or Nassir Adderly S
    RD 3 Taylor Rapp S or Hakeem Butler WR

    2nd and 3rd round picks depend on if they want WR or S first

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners as expected pick up Buckner’s fifth year option for 2020.
    He’ll get paid $12 to $13 MIL next year and they’ll try to hammer out a new deal to extend in the off season.

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Good draft cheat sheet per NN fanpost. Cap space #1 IND 59M , #2 HOU 43M , #3 SF 36.5M

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2019/4/24/18514698/heres-your-annual-draft-cheat-sheet-or-what-have-they-got-to-give-us

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    40 drafts ago Bill Walsh drafted a guy named Montana in the 3rd round and it changed the Niner team from almost to the best.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ might have to depend on his buddy Dan Snyder to make one of his trades as he has taken over the Redskin draft room. He is in love with QB Haskins. To add some spice the Raiduhs at 4 are also in love with Haskins.

    Potential fertile trading scenario and another chance for Snyder to be stupid again.

  35. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Adderly is probably the best value at 36, if he lasts that long. At 2 I figure either Bosa or Allen gives us the pass rush to make our third down defense work. Quinney is less of a good fit given the recent DL picks but is maybe the best player in the draft. If you win on third down and get off the field, you’re going to win games in this league.

  36. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers are shopping Solomon Thomas, the third pick in the 2017 draft.”

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Speculation is the most you can get for Thomas is a 3rd round pick which would seem to be a loss as his salary counts against the Niner’s cap this year.

    Clowney is also on the trade block. Thomas for Clowney?
    Dream on.

  38. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    PFT says Thomas being shopped this morning. If AA is not then Bosa probably #2. AA still big end but more snaps at nickel DT.

    Purposeful misdirection by Lynch, maybe. 6 plus hours to find out.

  39. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Choice at #36 could also depend on a run on IOL or WR on immediate prior picks. Trust the draft board here. Scouting any good?

  40. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Who more nervous, Solomon Thomas or Josh Rosen.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The smoke is getting thick in AZ land

    Schefter is on TV saying that it’s Murray at No. 1.
    Casserly is on NFLN saying it’s Bosa.
    Twitter says AZ just reached out to Williams saying he’s in contention.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m going Savage over Adderly, or Thornhill.
    Like AJ & Deebo.
    Hakeem could go earlier than expected but, he’s my pick for the big WR.
    All about slotting. Hard to predict who goes where.

    Still not a Bosa fan however.
    Sweat is my DE choice if we deal back.
    If not, Quinnen or Allen would work for me.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dexter Lawrence is my top Fat Man in the middle this year 😀
    Likely won’t be in the cards for us though.
    He’s going early too I’d guess.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    if they draft a RB on the 3rd day it could be Devine Ozigbo from Nebraska who was a 1000 yd rusher and his best football days are still ahead of him.

    Two of the best RBs in Niner history came from Nebraska in Roger Craig and Tom Rathman.
    The worst RB also came from Nebraska in Lawrence Phillips.

    Lynch/Shanahan brought him in for a visit and they might expend a 5th round pick on him because he was impressive.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kaden Smith has fallen in most draft boards and can be had on day 3. Originally he was no worse than a second round pick.

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Over 100,000 turn out for Draft in Nashville. A solid crowd for over a dozen blocks

    This has really turned into an event considering it’s just like a schoolyard choosing teams.

  47. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    One and done Kingsbury. Enjoy your maiden voyage. We got a gift.

    BOOM

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The pick is Nick

    Looking forward to seeing the fear in the eyes of opposing QBs because they will be hit and are going down.

  49. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Reason to stay tuned for 3 hours. Thomas trade or a trade up into back of 1st. Or start the shots.

  50. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Bosa.

    A number two pick in the draft overall needs to be more than a starter, he needs to be a franchise player. If Bosa has a Hall of Fame career, this could be the start of something good in SF. If not, it’s going to be a disappointment.

    No pressure, Nick… (LOL)

  51. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Conservative pick. Lynch took the safe pick here.

    Ford the speed rusher opposite a power and technique edge stud. DeFo and AA in middle in nickel. Thomas has best trade value and converted to draft capital today or tomorrow.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Solomon Thomas just tweeted

    Solomon Thomas

    @SollyThomas90
    @nbsmallerbear let’s get after it!!! Excited to have you join the D line!!
    ===

    Lynch is denying that Thomas is on trade block

    nbsmallerbear is Nick Bosa’s twiiter handle

    ==
    from Niners Nation

    “John Lynch on Solomon Thomas: He’s a big part of our team right now and we’re extremely excited about moving forward with him.

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Run on OL occurred. Really looks like WR for #36.

    Was there any trade interest for Solomon Thomas, 3rd or 4th? Could our 4th plus Thomas give us a 2nd.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP John “Hondo” Havlicek one of the NBA greats who passed away at the age of 79.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Picking 4th in the second round a change in draft strategy might be warranted.

    Only one cornerback was taken in first round. If “Greedy” Williams is available I would take him as he is a playmaker and shutdown corner and I’m surprised he’s still on the board. Byron Murphy and Rock Ya Sin are also still available.

    If he is gone I would take WR AJ Brown over WR DK Metcalf. Metcalf could bomb and reminds me of Jonathan Baldwin.

    And if you want a threat at TE Irv Smith from Bama is still available.

    Will be an interesting tonight.

  56. robNo Gravatar says:

    We got Bosa ! I went to high school with his dad ! Awesome !

  57. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Run on DL and then some OL pushed WR and CB almost untouched into day 2. Too bad all we have is #36 to grab among WR/CB in the 2nd when the bubble will be consumed.

    Contrast us with IND. Both have WR and DB at top of draft boards. IND traded out of the 1st and now have #34, #46, and #59 within next 32 picks. Basically the full pool of WR and CB to choose from. Without bundling of Thomas or AA to move up the 3rd and 4th all we have is one pick in the 2nd.

    Bumping Witherspoon, TMoore, Colbert for #36. Wisdom? Our next two picks need to be hits, not duds.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    BKtom

    If you’ve been paying attention Lynch announced that Thomas is not on the trade block and the rport was in error

  59. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry, misinformation notorious in the draft period.

    I suspect Lynch had to get a feel for trade value of Thomas and AA. AA in 5th yr option and has almost zero value, somewhere in day 3. Thomas probably staying by default. Trade value so low a trade not worth anything so the booby prize of an average ensemble player among Ford, DeFo, and Bosa is the reality. Lynch going public admitted this.

    We interpret the same “facts” differently. Also others teams doing it better. Lots of choice. Spotlight on coaches after Saturday.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Witherspoon is about to be replaced by Verret.
    He was toasted on a per play basis last year and maybe needs to be slot corner because he was rated the worst corner in football last year. That’s the guy you should be criticizing instead of Thomas.
    Witherspoon should be on a very short leash this year.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember the last time the Niners drafted a guy named AJ?

    Mr Jenkins did work out but AJ Brown seems to a better fit.

    Remember who AJ Jenkins was traded for? Jonathan Baldwin whom I likened the other Ole Miss WR DK Metcalf to potentially have the same fate.

    Metcalf is very high risk and high reward if his skillset transfers to the NFL.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks to me like we’ll have two first round draft picks serving as backups this year (Thomas & Armstead). Any way you want to spin their worth, it’s still two big time busts.

  63. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Actually Armstead really came on last year. He was hurt so much the last couple of years no one could tell if he was a bust or not. I think our # 2 pick will either be an OT or a WR we need both and there are some really good ones still out there.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I will give Thomas a pass for last season. His mind was somewhere else as his sister committed suicide.

    He needs to focus now and channel his abilities or he will have to utilize his Stanford degree sooner rather than later.

    If you are an opposing oline who will you double team? It’s pick your poison.

  65. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Thomas was modeled as a better version of Michael Bennett, who had the benefit of two quality edges Cliff Avril and …

    Maybe with Bosa and Ford, he can shine a little bit.

    More important is the overdepth at undertackle/big end with Thomas, AA, Ronald Blair, and KStreet. Trade can still happen, despite what the cocktail party GM says.

  66. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Any way you want to spin their worth, it’s still two big time busts. Like these?

    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=K2rDXOOCF9Ga_QbUxZ-IBA&q=kate+upton&oq=&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.1.0.35i39l5.0.0..4149…1.0..0.0.0…….0………..5.9pUgeEIrxFA#imgrc=QAJz0g-2ALU90M&imgdii=LQb1tvFbCEcgrM

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    BKtom

    Funny that you have all the patience in the world with Blaine gabbert and give him the benefit of doubt for 8 years saying he
    hasn’t been on the right team.

    So Thomas has been with the team for 2 seasons and after 1 year you label him a bust.

    Please explain to me why it’s OK for you to have faith in Gabbert but not Thomas.
    Gabbert could be the starter but he was given every opportunity and couldn’t hold the job.

    Please help me understand your thinking.

  68. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Long term we might need to trade one or both of them (AA or Thomas), or let them walk. We can’t afford so much salary tied up in one unit of the team. Buckner and Bosa and presumably Ford aren’t going anywhere, so…

    Maybe being bookended by outstanding players will give their play a shot in the arm and give them some value by next off-season. Right now, it would hardly be worth it to try to move them, because you would not be getting enough in return.

  69. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon Smith was started out in nickel edge. 4-3 DL is mostly 1 on 1 and can be coached up in 1 year. 3-4 DT and NT need 2 years for handling double teams.

    Thomas was tried at edge rush as a rookie and DL coach finally gave up. You can google the reasons. Last year was nickel DT and we went through all his stats and snaps. 1 sack with more snaps that Blair and AA, who may have played more big end in base downs so less % in pass rush. Both got between 3 to 5 sacks last year I believe.

    Bottom line, nickel DT and edge pass rush takes at most one year to coach up in a 4-3. He either fails physically versus NFL OL or needs more training to develop the physical skills to beat those OL. Let,the coaches decide what applies with him. Two years for an easily learned mimimal skill position is good time to judge. First DL coach fired so they are bending over backwards to give him,a second chance.

    Gabbert may have hit his ceiling as a backup. JAX was a trial by fire for him. He has size, athleticism, and arm. He may lack brains and courage. I don’t see many games until this fall with unlimited Verizon and gamepass. Gannon a late developer too.

  70. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    BOOM IND #34 Rock Ya-Sin CB

  71. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    WR Deebo Samuel.

  72. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Slot WR? Trent Taylor sent packing then. Though Jordan Matthews also getting slot snaps.

  73. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We have an awful lot of smallish receivers…

  74. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Kinda tells me we are gonna stick with the short/mid range passing game. It still kinda surprises me that we went with another slot guy.

  75. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    BOOM IND #49 Ben Banogu ILB/OLB

  76. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    BOOM IND #59 Parris Campbell WR

  77. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Another WR, Jalen Hurd. This is a big guy: 6’5″, 226 lbs

  78. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49ers wide receivers:

    Dante Pettis
    Deebo Samuel
    Jalen Hurd
    Trent Taylor
    Marquise Goodwin
    Kendrick Bourne
    Jordan Matthews
    Richie James

  79. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bourne, Taylor, James nervous? Healthy Jimmy 16 games we see playoffs. Run on S, CB, and OT in 2nd. Will Connor McGovern be there for the 4th.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you want to draft an Olineman the best guy left is Michael Jordan
    C/OG Ohio St but will he last?

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not taking in account what positions they play the best left on the board are WR Hakeem Butler, DE Anthony Nelson, C/OG Michael Jordan,
    DE Charles Omenihu, CB Kris Boyd and RB Bryce Love.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners trade down six spots in fourth round (No. 104 to 110) with Bengals and received two sisxth-round selections (No. 183, 198).#49ers remaining picks:
    No. 110 (4th)
    No. 176 (6th)
    No. 183 (6th)
    No. 198 (6th)
    No. 212 (6th)

    Cards pick Hakeem Butler

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch making moves

    the #49ers traded LB Dekoda Watson and a sixth-round pick (212) to the #Broncos for a fifth-round pick (148), per @FieldYates.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    pick #110 is Punter Mich Wishnowsky out of Utah

  85. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Traded down six spots and still grabbed our punter.

  86. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Ambi-legged punter, no less.

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    LB Dre Greenlaw of Arkansas.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    5th round pick is OLB Dre Greenlaw Arkansas who visited Santa Clara recently

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bosa spent some time at his presser apologizing for past comments on social media.

    Reminds you of the Southwest Airlines commercials that ask “Wanne Get Away?”

    This happened this morning

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to congratulate Nick Bosa on being drafted second overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 NFL Draft, and told the pass rusher to “stay true” to himself.
    “Congratulations to Nick Bosa on being picked number two in the NFL Draft,” the president tweeted. “You will be a great player for years to come, maybe one of the best. Big Talent! San Francisco will embrace you but most importantly, always stay true to yourself. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
    ====

    Nick thought he put that behind him but somebody won’t let it go.

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Many reports out there that Doug Baldwin is retiring due to multiple injuries.

    A big thorn in the Niners side he won’t be missed and the Seahags are becoming almost unrecognizable.

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    first sixth round pick is Kaden Smith TE Stanford

  92. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Biggest surprise to me this year was not taking a DB until the end of the draft. And a guy with an injury history, there. Looks like we’re counting on the pass rush to make the secondary look better., for this year anyway

  93. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting to read between the lines.

    For our 4th we traded down instead of the highly rated Chauncey Gardner FS. Did this confirm my earlier suggestion to let new DB coaches work on Colbert, Witherspoon, and TMoore for one more year. Takes a while to digest zone, man, cover-x defenses, and pattern matching from zone to man within same play. Fangio preferred experienced FA CB’s for this reason. Stop the churn!

    No quality IOL taken. Confidence in Garnett?

    Most quality IOL, S, CB gone by end of 2nd. We never traded up and let the bubble pop. Draft board zeroed out for these 3 groups, took WR for 3rd the only choice. Why?

    Confidence in Colbert for FS, Garnett for OG, and Coleman for OT?

    Seems 2020 will be DB draft.

  94. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    LAC made their first pick Jerry Tiller DT 6’7″ 295. AA all over again. That deja vu thing. From espn

    Pre-Draft Analysis
    Tillery’s production frequently fails to match his skill set, and his inconsistency is frustrating, but there’s a lot to like about his upside. He’s a well-built defensive tackle with excellent length and top-end speed. His vertical jump (32 inches) and short shuttle (4.33) results were outstanding, and those tests tend to correlate with defensive tackles succeeding in the NFL. He flashes as a pass-rusher and stacks blockers in the running game.

    Post-Draft Analysis
    The Chargers had four defensive tackles who played at least 192 snaps last season enter free agency, and 34-year-old nose tackle Brandon Mebane is the only one who re-signed. Tillery is a perfect fit for defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s scheme and he’s got the talent to push for a starting DT job as a rookie. — Steve Muench

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Could care less about the Los Angeles Chargers.
    They are a playoff team, the Niners are not.

    Same with the Colts. So somebody gets a rise and fawns over every one of their picks here.

    Oh yeah, Phuck the Rams!!!

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wishnowsky is Australian and 27 years old, a former rugby player.
    He punts a lot rugby style placing kicks away from the returner so
    punts are going to become interesting.

  97. winderNo Gravatar says:

    They must have really wanted this guy to take him in the 4th rd. Hopefully he becomes the next Andy Lee. Maybe he can kick FG’s too.

  98. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch/Shanahan think he’ll punt for the Niners for next 10 years.

    Niners sign 4th QB as a FA in Wilton Speight who was a graduate transfer to UCLA last season after playing for Harbaugh at Michigan.

    The undrafted FA list is still being compiled and should be complete by tomorrow.

  99. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    In the meantime, while we were trading down and planning to draft a punter and add 6th rd picks there was still rated talent on th board. Maybe these guys were overrated but our competitors got Hakeem Butler WR, Chauncey Gardner Johnson FS, and Deionte Thompson FS.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft/teams/_/name/ari/arizona-cardinals

  100. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Trump mentioned Bosa again at his MAGA rally in Green Bay WI Saturday night. Will he be a recurring item in the 2020 campaign.

  101. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Again some of these names may have been overrated. Kelvin Harmon WR taken in Rd 6 #206. In 5th Daylon Mack NT and Charles Omenihu DE/DT were taken.

  102. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Any ideas why Jalen Hurd taken one round earlier than Hakeem Butler. Hurd meniscus recovery prevented combine stats.

    https://www.nfl.com/prospects/jalen-hurd?id=32194855-5208-0933-a42b-f137c6bf565f

    Butler was 4.48 in the forty. Thedraftnetwork.com had Butler 28 and Hurd 152 on their big board.

  103. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Have answered obvious questions courtesy of NN:

    https://www.ninersnation.com/2019/4/27/18520607/49ers-draft-grades-2019-poll

    In the comments
    I give a B+…
    bcuz Bosa and Deebo. Assuming Deebo’s all that. If Hurd or punter do great, bonus. But FO had to think they already had better DBs and OL than were available. Cuz they were available.

    Someone wrote on NinerNoise https://ninernoise.com/2019/04/20/49ers-tarvarius-moore-change-nfl-draft/ : T Moore is already as good a single high safety prospect as anyone avail in draft. Plus with 1 years exp. Said team should move him back to S. But then said they could focus on corners and OL instead.

    We’ll see how it pans out. Now if they sign Levitre to an FA contract for 1 or 2 years, all the better.

    Posted by Ish Mail on Apr 27, 2019 | 6:55 PM

    There’s no question that Moore should be our free safety
    I loved that pick last year and then wondered if I was reading/hearing correctly that they were moving him to CB and switching D.J. Reed from slot corner to safety. Moore his the speed, size, hops and twichy quickness to be the perfect 1 high man. Why hook him up to 1 man when his talents lie in covering the whole field?
    As far as Levitre goes, we just signed Ben Garland from the Atlanta OL and we know he’s healthy. Levitre could also be an improvement on the guys we played last year but I’m thinking that Garland and Garnett will be all we need to improve at that position. Now they need to go find the LT of the future.

    Posted by gtflded72 on Apr 27, 2019 | 8:28 PM

    Will just give Shanahan room on the Hurd pick. Hakeem Butler seems much better as a WR. Our HC/OC likes versatility and the TE/WR/RB combo in Hurd’s potential won him over.

    Anyway Bosa completes the DL makeover which could give us a top 5 D when the DB unit is completed in 2020. Sherman and Verrett not long term so 2020 draft needed for CB. Hoping FS is on team and just needs another year of good coaching.

  104. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’d be happy if Verrett can just stay healthy. He has not had a good track record with injuries.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bosa was grilled by the media in his first presser and thought he put it all behind him apologizing and looking forward to his football future. Thought he was clear calling it a clean slate and open to new ideas. He said all the right things.

    Then the POTUS decided to use Bosa as a political pawn congratulating Bosa out of over 260 guys drafted.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the Bosa meeting the press on Friday.
    He struggled and got through the questions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_cMtxrsKnE

    I like Bosa but he just has to be apolitical and not get baited into saying stuff on the record. Just be a good guy like his brother Joey or even better JJ Watt.

    Joey Bosa held out for his bonus money so hopefully Niner front office learned from that when Bosa’s mom said she wished they did an Eli Manning.

  107. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The FO made a statement in this draft and FA. Playoffs!

    Huge spend plus 2nd for Ford. Huge spend for Kwon. No FS in 2nd to 4th says TMoore and Colbert are FS. Verrett and 6th rd CB to go with Sherman and Witherspoon for boundary CB. K’wuan Williams and DJ Moore slot CB. Ward versatile backup.

    WR draft covered last open issue on O. Roster good enough for playoffs. DB and DL coaching upgraded. 2020 at least compete for NFC championship.

  108. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    No politics in the locker room. Bosa needs to say no comment from now on. Dealing with brainwashed athletes and fanbase can wait until he retires with super bowl rings.

  109. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy I thought the same way, and agree, regarding Verrett.
    Even joked with friends, that we should set a wager, on which guy takes an injury pause first –
    Bosa, Ward or Verrett.
    Seeing as we’ve done an overhaul on our Training Dept….. 😀
    Will be very happy to be wrong about my feelings/disinterest in Bosa.
    Welcome aboard, work your A$$ off, improve the team.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Totally not sure what Lynch/Shanny had in mind, Drafting Jalen Hurd that high either.
    I understand the RB to WR confusion (transition) stuff but…
    Hakeem Butler was still a better option IMO and, he went significantly later. Not to mention, we now have to defend him, since he landed in AZ.
    Let’s hope Hurd becomes a gem, but, I’m just not seeing the logic there.

  111. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kelvin Harmon from NCSt dropped like a stone due to a 4.6/40.
    Hurd was about as slow and, isn’t much of an accomplished WR by comparison.
    Seems like there’s some wishful thinking involved with that decision?
    However, the obvious familiarity with the RB position is somewhat of a plus I guess?

  112. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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9-15: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10am
9-22: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25pm
9-29: BYE

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1. DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
3. WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor
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6. TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
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