Seven Days to the Clock

One of the enduring screen shots of the Super Bowl was John Lynch frantically signaling for a Time Out from his sky box while down on the field Kyle Shanahan calmly let the clock run out shortly before halftime, even though there was plenty of time left to mount a drive and maybe pick up some points before heading to the locker room.

Shanahan explained his reasoning after the game, and it made sense – sort of. But it didn’t hide the fact that the coach signaled to his team a lack of confidence in them, both the offense’s ability to move the ball and the defense’s ability to stop KC if the drive failed.

This moment probably did not cost the 49ers a win, but it was a timid, non-aggressive move. And KC coach Andy Reid coached his team just the opposite. He went for it every time there was a situation available.

Next week, it will be Shanahan’s turn to sit in the spectator seat and watch Lynch calling the plays on Draft day. I suspect Lynch won’t be timid.

For you homemaker types, we should see a whole bunch of elaborate garage and basement decor, which is where the various GMs will be setting up shop for this draft. They won’t resemble the garages and basements most of us are familiar with, which would feature boxes and boxes of precious junk, rusty tools, broken bicycles and toys, lawnmowers, grease and old car parts …

At any rate, it’s hard to go wrong with the 13th pick in the Draft, unless your GM is an idiot or the player gets in a car wreck and breaks his back. We’ll just have to trust that Lynch isn’t the former and the football gods don’t conjure up the latter.

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  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I agree, Shanny could have handled a few situations differently. I still don’t see how that hit on Jimmy wasn’t called to me that was a game changer in itself. Anyway, even though we lost the big one last season was totally fun. The Niners have had their share of heart breaking moments but we have also had our share of fantastic moments. I am looking forward to some good news with this draft.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Remember some years back a 2nd rd pick was at a party on draft night in a house, wasted and fell down the stairs. Read that the severity of the fall meant his rookie season was in rehab. Could have been the end of career, too.

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How many trades will happen between now and draft Day 1. Hmmm.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Just for grins paying close attention to Jacksonville Jags draft where
    Trent Baalke is now the personnel director. They have 9th pick. What can go wrong?

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol. i will have to pay attention to that myself. The Jags seem to be an organization moving in the wrong direction anyway.

  6. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Trade Solly to Jax to get in front of NYJ?

  7. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Jimmy to Miami for pick five and more

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ mentioned this DT earlier.

    From draft strategy in 49erswebzone had mention of 2nd tier DT”s

    “Apr 13, 2020 at 2:17 PM#16
    Posts: 9,953
    I’m hoping Kinlaw falls to #13…or one of the top OT’s. Lynch should pull the trigger on one of them. If the guys they want the most are gone, then I’d say he’d be wise to trade down to get more picks. He’d still have two 1st rounders, plus a 2nd and maybe a 3rd or 4th rounder. I really don’t believe Lynch will draft any of the 3 WR’s expected to go early in the 1st rd. The DL hole created by the Buckner trade is huge…and must be filled. If Kinlaw’s gone, a trade down could still land one of the top DT’s, like Madubuike, Blacklock or Davidson.”

    Any comments on above 3 or Davis if we go Day 2 for DT?

  9. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The first two are midget DT’s. Not interested.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- still trying to trade Jimmy? Not gonna happen. However, since we probably won’t have a real season this year. A lot of things could happen. The FO might as well take their best shot and let the chips fall where they may.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Some good writing out there, 6 days away. Exciting.

    OT, IOL, WR, DT, DB divied up by day of draft.

    Good comments after article.

  12. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Winder I’m not anti Jimmy so much that I’m pro Mullens.
    From the Miami/AFCE/Stephen Ross/Patriots obsessions perspective, Jimmy has VALUE.
    They have PICKS & lots of holes to fill.
    Strictly business 😀

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From NN on Davis ability,

    “Kyle Posey is irrationally obsessed with the passing game when it comes to his analysis
    The ability to stack and shed is the most important trait a DT can have. All he has to do is push the pocket a little bit and eat his gap in order for the edge rushers to get there. Anything more is gravy.

    Still, I hope this guy is a 2nd round or lower pick (if the Niners get some extra picks).

    Posted by allforfunnplay on Apr 17, 2020 | 4:24 PM”

    And below with Buckner Comparison at 9:08 am Apr 18. AA is next to DeFo 2.0 and shoots the gaps primarily. Davis OK with swim and pushing the pocket. Trade down of #31 yielding a mid to late 2nd should net this guy.

  14. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I still think it would have been a good idea to take Jimmy out after that helmet to helmet hit. If only to give him a little break. i think Mullens would have caused KC a whole lot of problems. i really like Mullens also.

  15. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    There’s a reason hindsight is always 20/20 Winder.
    Forward thinkers take the risks in the moment.
    Andy played to win.
    Shanny played not to lose.
    Same token?
    Mullens plays to win.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Have to disagree with you.

    Mullens record as a starter 3-5
    Garoppolo’s 19-5 as a 49er starter

    Not sure where the impetus to can Garoppolo is coming from considering Niners were in a position to win Lombardi in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl.

    Mullens can be a short term backup but you might just be channeling Nate Davis here.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Proof that one spectacular play doesn’t make a career

    No other teams picked Davis up after Niners cut him.
    He never played a down in a regular NFL game.

    Basically Nate Davis was a wasted 5th round pick as they elected to go with Alex Smith and Shaun Hill as their QBs.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit it’s simply about keeping options open.
    Miami is holding multiple Picks, in need of QB etc, chasing NE etc.
    Stephen Ross being obsessed with taking down the Pats is a huge point of consideration as well.
    If they offered a monster deal for Jimmy why not?

    Not trying so much to can him, I’d just be willing to hear what might be there, in terms of interest.
    Who knows when the next Herschel Walker-type deal might hit the table?

    Lynch said there has been interest in Mullens as well.
    Listen and evaluate, see what happens.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Peter King has us dealing twice in RD1 –
    I can see some interesting stuff coming our way, but NOT this –

    13. New England (trade with San Francisco)—Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback, Alabama
    23. San Francisco (trade with New England)—Josh Jones, offensive tackle, Houston

    31. Dallas (trade with San Francisco)—Cesar Ruiz, center, Michigan

    Then again, anything is possible with Pats looking for a QB.
    Sell the idea to Miami that Jimmy could be had and see what comes?

    Makes for some interesting conversations….

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    From Lombardi:

    “From talking to teams around the league 49ers want to clean up some cap issues and have made Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander along with Goodwin and Tartt available for trade. Will they get takers? Not sure but all four names are on the available list for the right price.”

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Michael Lombardi is one of the least reliable inside guys who’s responsible for hearsay and innuendo.

    Take Kwon Alexander as an example. He willingly restructured his contract to help the team out and now he’s about to be traded?
    That sends out the wrong signal and actually is a big red flag.

    Can’t remember the last time one of Lombardi’s easter eggs came true so we’ll wait and see.

  22. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Mullens is not Nate Davis. Mullens is a credible NFL backup who could win for a short span with a good supporting cast. Nate Davis is a guy with a strong arm and a weak brain.

    Mullens is really more like Guy Benjamin, Matt Cavanaugh, Jeff Kemp, Mike Moroski, Elvis Grbac, and Shaun Hill. Good for two or three games a year. Nothing more. But for those two or three games, he’s the perfect fill-in. Marginally capable, and won’t break the salary cap.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The point I was trying to make is back from the days of John Brodie and Kezar fans chanted for George Mira then Steve Spurrier.

    There was that one season that Shaun Hill was the starter over JT Osullivan

    The backup QB most times have an advantage when they enter the game because the opposition has no gameplan for him and he has nothing to lose.

    I used Nate Davis as an example because some thought he was the answer which proved to be case of too much enthusiasm. Nate Davis was an outlier.

    Mullins is a serviceable backup and I think Beathard’s days with the team are numbered as I can’t see him improving and they should sign a QB they can stash on the practice squad. Beathard is taking up a spot on the roster and was inactive all of last season.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looking up Brodie vs. Mira I came across this long article about John Brodie and his 17 years with the Niners. Good read for old timers.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco

    “The #49ers are actively shopping veteran wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, according to GM John Lynch. He said they almost had a deal but something could happen around the draft.’

    Per Biederman
    “John Lynch confirms the #49ers are having trade discussions surrounding Marquise Goodwin, but not three other veterans who are reportedly on the block”
    Speaking via a conference call with reporters on Monday, Lynch was asked to address a report from Michael Lombardi that said the 49ers made Goodwin, Dee Ford, Kwon Alexander and Jaquiski Tartt available to be traded.

    Lynch acknowledged Goodwin’s name was indeed involved in trade talks.

    “Marquise is the one guy out of that group that you mentioned where there’s active discussions going on,” Lynch said. “The other guys, we love and are really looking forward to playing with moving forward.”
    So Lynch has publicly refuted Lombardi’s bogus speculation that serves absolutely no purpose when you step back and wonder why they would try to replace 4 of the 11 players who were the strength of the team in a tear down situation. That looks like Lombardi is in crazytown stirring things up.

    Barrows reports that Lynch has an assurance from Staley that he’ll be back.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    To clarify when I say 4 of the 11 I was also referring to Buckner who is gone and I’m talking defense.

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The Bucs just traded a 4th to NE for Gronk. How fun.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I want there to be a season this year, Even in an empty stadium on TV.
    Have to have it,

  29. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    24 hours it starts.

    Seems like Breida is signaling he is staying. Bourne? Goodwin? Pettis? Thomas? How many are draft day trades.

    24 hours it starts.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Final tally on the DLine –

    NE DT Khalil Davis (6’2″/308) (4.75)
    OK DT Neville Gallimore (6’2″/304) (4.79)
    Tx A&M DT Justin Madubuike (6’3″/293) (4.83)
    PSU DT Rob Windsor (6’4″/290) (4.90)
    AL DT Raekwon Davis (6’7″/311) (5.12)
    Utah NT Leki Fotu (6’4″/330) (5.15)

    NC St DE James Smith-Williams (6’3″/265) (4.60)
    ND DE Khalid Kareem (6’4″/268)
    Syr DE Alton Robinson (6’3″/264) (4.69)
    Miami DE Jonathan Garvin (6’4″/263) (4.82)
    SCAR DE DJ Wonnum (6’5″/258) (4.73)

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    OLine –

    LSU C Lloyd Cushenberry III (6’3″/312) (5.27)
    MI C Cesar Ruiz (6’3″/307) (5.08)
    OH St C Josh Myers (6’5″/310)
    OK C Creed Humphrey (6’5″/316)

    Temple G/C Matt Hennessey (6’4″/307) (5.18)
    Ball St G Danny Pinter (6’4″/306) (4.91)
    Auburn G Jack Driscoll (6’5″/306) (5.02)
    Boise OT/G Ezra Cleveland (6’6″/311) (4.93)

    UGA OT Andrew Thomas (6’5″/315) (5.22)
    Tx Tech OT Terence Steele (6’6″/312) (5.03)
    SC St OT Alex Taylor (6’8″/308) (5.09)
    UCONN OT Matt Peart (6’7″/318) (5.06)
    UNC OT Charlie Heck (6’8″/311) (5.16)

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    DBs –

    UF CB C.J. Henderson (6’1″/204) (4.39) (6 Ints)
    La Tech CB L’Jarius Sneed (6’0″/192) (4.37) (8 Ints)
    Utah CB Julian Blackmon (6’0″/187) (9 Ints)
    Clemson CB A.J. Terrell (6’1″/190) (4.42) (6 Ints)
    Iowa CB Michael Ojemudia (6’1″/200 (4.45) (6 Ints)

    Lenoir-Rhyne FS Kyle Dugger (6’1″/217) (4.49)
    Cal FS Ashtyn Davis (6’1″/202) (4.39) (7 ints)
    SIU S Jeremy Chinn (6’3″/221) (4.45)
    Clemson S Tanner Muse (6’2″/227) (4.41) (7 Ints)
    CO LB (SS) Davion Taylor (6’1″/228) (4.49)
    Cal SS Jaylinn Hawkins (6’1″/208) (10 Ints)

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yada yada yada….

    MS St LB Willie Gay Jr. (6’2″/243) (4.46)
    TX Tech LB Jordyn Brooks (6’1″/240) (4.54)
    Wyo LB Logan Wilson (6’2″/241) (4.63)
    USC LB John Houston Jr (6’3″/220)
    MN LB Carter Coughlin (6’3″/236) (4.57)
    Cal OLB Evan Weaver (6’2″/237) (4.76)

  34. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    ND WR (TE) Chase Claypool (6’4″/238) (4.42)
    Liberty WR (TE) Antonio Gandy-Golden (6’4″/223) (4.60)

    FAU TE Harrison Bryant (6’5″/243) (4.73)
    MO TE Albert Okwuegbunam (6’5″/258) (4.49)
    LSU TE Stephen Sullivan (6’5″/248 (4.66)
    UW TE/FB Hunter Bryant (6’2″/248) (4.74)
    Cincy FB/TE Josiah Deguara (6’3″/242) (4.72)

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ohio St RB JK Dobbins (5’10″/217)
    WI RB Jonathan Taylor (5’10″/226) (4.39)
    App St RB Darrynton Evans (5’10″/203) (4.41)
    UCLA RB Joshua Kelley (5’11″/212) (4.49)
    FSU RB Cam Akers (5’10/217) (4.47)

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Still hoping to have a shot at DTs Brown or Kinlaw at 13 –
    Expecting them both to be gone, Ruggs too.

    We shall see….

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You left DL James Lynch off your list. Panthers will most likely take him at top of second round.

    Still think Texas C/OG Zack Shackleford would be wise pick in the 5th rd. He could start for your team for the next 10 years after one year of coaching and acclimating to the NFL.
    FYI C Creed Humphery is staying in school and is not draftable

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If the Niners can’t trade out of their spots I would be happy with
    Ruggs or Jeudy at 13 and either CB Trevon Diggs or Jeff Gladney or OT Ezra Cleveland at 31.

  39. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Draft strategy, evaluations and assessment in these limited weird times puts a huge burden on the scouting and coaching staffs. Including direct relationships with the college coaches.

    We are not flying under the radar anymore. Schemes and playcalling under scrutiny by opposing teams. Need to win with the best athletes with size. Quality not quantity. Do not dilute the weak draft capital too much.

    My strategy at #13 is IDL’s Brown and Kinlaw. If gone, trade down. Like the IDL size of most of your list, NJ. Do not need undertackle’s. If not there, is the fallback of Marcel Dareus and Shelby Harris still there. And pick and develop a tier 2 IDL like Raekwon-Davis.

    Lot of talk about Mims and Jefferson, maybe Claypool. Maybe Hennessy at IOL. Those 3 positions for this draft.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not getting too much attention is the fact that Percy Harvin is ready to come back after sitting out 3 years. I guess he ran out of money and is looking for a payday.
    His affliction is migraine headaches which is a very subjective injury.

    This smells like Anthony Davis 2.0 and maybe Harvin has speed although he’s pushing 30 but he certainly hasn’t shown any heart.

    I would PASS on Harvin.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This draft will define scouting. Unable to bring in the players for personal workouts GMs are relying on film/tape and old fashioned scouting reports.

    Will there be more suprises this year? Or will it be the usual hit and misses?

  42. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Not sold on trading down. I do not think 10 or 12 guys are going to make this roster. You’ll end up drafting guys who will go to other teams. I’d only trade out of 13 if both Jeudy and Lamb (and all the top ten blue chips OLs) are gone. If anything, I’d package lower picks to try to move up from the 5th to the 4th. My thinking this year is quality over quantity. But we’ll see how the board plays out.

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco: “GM John Lynch suggested this week that the 49ers have six players in mind at No. 13.”

  44. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Probable draft strategy tonight.

    Trade down #13 to later 1st and 2nd. Maybe even another trade down. Keep the 1st in a position to get WR1 (Mims, Justin Jefferson).

    Keep #31 or a short trade down to mid 30’s. With the 2nd from #13 trade and #31 (or #3x) get best IOL and CB. If also have a late 2nd or 3rd get DT Raekwon-Davis or similar 300# plus 3T.

    CB class light in 1st but 2nd rd talent numerous in 2nd. Scary to roll with Dickhead and Witherspoon, potential of injuries this year and FA in 2021.

    Stay confident the first 3 picks will be quality starters.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    An hour ago Schefter posted

    “Plenty of action for San Francisco’s 13th overall selection; there have been multiple inquires today and the 49ers are open to moving the pick.”

    Hope they get a later 1st and a 2nd rounder for #13 if this trade is made

  46. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    ÀRI putting I Simmons at in the box SS. Kittle worries the shit out of them. They like big safeties in the desert. Adrian ???

  47. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    At 11 with all 3 WRs, Becton and Kinlaw all still on the board.

  48. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Jets take Becton. We get Lamb or Jeudy, whichever the Raiders pass on.

  49. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Okay they took Ruggs. We have our pick here.

  50. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wow and no trades so far

  51. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Trading down one slot.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners trade #13 to Bucs for #14.
    Wonder if they got a second for the trouble. Stay tuned

  53. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    4th rounder. #117

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Denver will trade 15 for 14 to move up to get choice of WRs

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The deeper in the clock they go you know Lynch is still trying to deal.

  56. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The one thing you don’t want to do is get *too cute* here.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One minute on clock

  58. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Pick is in…

  59. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. I’m surprised.

  60. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So 31 will be either WR, CB, or OL. Or we trade for a 2 and a 3.

  61. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:


  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On the trade with Bucs the Niners gave up 7th rd pick #245 also

  63. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    How much did Kinlaw wanting to come here and talking up team chemistry matter I wonder?

  64. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Solomon Thomas traded? Bundle with 4th can get us?

  65. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’d love to unload him, but I don’t think even the Bungles are dumb enough to give us much for Solomon.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When they drafted Buckner I didn’t know much about him.
    I’ll defer to Lynch and see what they have in Kinlaw
    As long as he stays centered and doesn’t do stupid stuff abd stays out of trouble.

  67. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Dallas could use marquise Goodwin to take the top off for their route runners.

  68. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I love the pick. It’s just to bad we are so thin everywhere else.

  69. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If we have #31 to make tonight and no trade, QB needs pass pro RG as priority.

  70. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    #31 + #117 + player can get us?

    Quality not quantity this year.

  71. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Ruiz is off the board.

  72. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Traded up to 25!

  73. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Aiyuk. 6-0 with long arms. Should be good in the red zone with those arms.

  74. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Mims faster 6’3″ 207 with long arms. ????? That is it till Saturday

  75. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Oh my. The Packers took a QB. Aaron’s not gonna like that.

  76. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Aiyuk (pronounced EYE-yook) transferred from Sierra College for the 2018 season. He was an all-purpose threat for the Wolverines for two seasons, excelling as a receiver (89 receptions, 1,533 yards, 19 touchdowns in 2016-2017) and returner (two kick return scores, one punt return score in 2017). Sun Devils coaches started him three times in 13 games in his first year in Tempe and he caught 33 passes for 474 yards (14.4 per) and three touchdowns. The former all-state pick at Reno’s McQueen High School also returned kicks (14 returns, 314 yards, 22.4 average) and punts (11 returns, 67 yards, 6.1 average) in his junior season. Aiyuk took his game to another level in 2019, garnering third-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 honors after leading the Sun Devils with 65 receptions for 1,192 yards (18.3 per) and eight scores. He was also one of the top two-duty returners in the country (14 returns, 226 yards, 16.1 average, one touchdown on punts; 14 returns, 446 yards, 31.9 average on kickoffs). Underwent core muscle surgery on April 7, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

  77. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Mims is faster but speed is not everything. Some people are criticizing his ability to get a clean release against press and his general physicality. Aiyuk is better in space and YAC. Mims also has some history of drops.

  78. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Niners staff knows their shit, both kinlaw and aiyuk passed in their eyes. What to do at RG. No more bullets.

  79. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Brunskill will get first shot at RG. He graded higher than Person in his time last year. It’s his job to lose, I think.

  80. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Brunskill too light, bull rush and power gap blocking a concern?

  81. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Very good day 1. No risk. Both will be starters.

    Kinlaw can be a franchise star like bosa.

    Do you think it is workable to get Joey bosa and trade ford?

  82. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Do you think it is workable to get Joey bosa and trade ford?>

    Only in our dreams.

    Yeah, I’d make that deal straight up. But I don’t think the Chargers would.

  83. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Independent of each other. Talk is one more year for Ford, knee tendinitis not going away. Trade for a 4th? Not sure we can afford big bro.

  84. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Shanny apparently had Aiyuk rated as his top WR.
    Dolphin buddy told me we stole him from Miami
    Seems we coughed up a ton to jump the Fins?

    Hope Shanny got it right this time.
    Pettis sure has been invisible in a similar Trade up.

  85. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Aiyuk also returns kicks. So if Taylor returns healthy Richie James might be on the bubble unless he distinguishes himself as a receiving option.
    I actually think James has more ceiling than Bourne. They are hanging on to Pettis simply because of his high draft position hoping he has a breakout.

  86. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The transition from college to the NFL for WR’s seems to be one of the hardest to call. I think the mindset and attitude of the player goes just as far as the skill. The competition in the pro’s makes or breaks most of the wr’s within the first year or two. I think Lynch and Shanny did their homework for this guy. Hopefully, he will turn into a Deebo and not a Pettis.

  87. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well, they either killed these two picks, or we’ll be comparing this draft to Dwight Clark’s fiasco back in the late ’90s, where he traded away the whole draft for three guys who never made a dent in the NFL.

  88. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Dee Ford can be considered this year’s second round pick, but the drama is so last year.

  89. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Pisses me off that Belichick lands a 2 & 3 too.
    We gave up a lot of ammo on WRs and vets with fat contracts the past few years.
    Now we watch Day 2 from the sideline hoping to unload someone?
    Not optimistic.

  90. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Reports now suggesting Kinlaw has knee tendinitis concerns.
    WTF are they thinking?
    Not good news.

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Shanahan says Aiyuk was the top receiver in the draft.

    An 80 inch catch radius is impressive because his wingspan belongs to someone at least 8 inches taller.

    It took Deebo a few games to shine but once it clicked for him all doubts were erased. That can be said of all rookies.

  92. winderNo Gravatar says:

    C’mon guys. If it were not for a couple of deals last year we never would have made the SB. Compared to other drafts I think we killed it last night. We are solid contenders once again this year so if we don’t have a bunch of draft pick this year O’well. we still have a couple for day 3 and we seem to do a pretty good job of UDFA’s. So might as well think this draft was nailed until we find out that it wasn’t.

  93. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- NE traded out of the first to get those picks. Would you rather have 3 or 4 picks today than 2 in the first. Not me.

  94. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Thinking of Dee with tendonitis and a fat contract.
    Rumors of Kwon on the Mkt
    Witherspoon a liability.
    Reports of Kinlaw with tendonitis as well?
    How comfortable can you be that we did enough last night to take Day2 off?
    I’m afraid to put an immediate fix to what ails us on what we have after last night.
    Concerned if nothing else.
    We’ve got plenty of recent picks that haven’t contributed squat.

  95. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I really don’t ever feel to comfortable when it comes to any Niner team. But i do feel we made the best use of our picks yesterday and that we will be able to compete at a high level. Nothing is ever given. Kinlaws tendinitis was known and though i wish he didn’t have the people who we talked to about this guy said he was worth taking SC coaches and medical people who haven’t led us down the wrong path yet. The only sure thing in this whole draft was the # 2 pick. Other than that there were gambles all over the place. I think we only have room for about 3 or 4 more players at this point and we will probably get a couple of them on Saturday. I would have loved to have more picks but I like what we did last year with Ford and Sanders. Who is a recent pick that hasn’t done squat?

  96. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Loved everything about Kinlaw from a stats perspective.
    Tendinitis is no joke if true.
    Just feel like we’re passing up on a deep pool of talent in areas we need to improve the most.

  97. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Pettis and Hurd for starters Winder.
    Shanny also whiffed on RB Williams.
    Granted there are always more misses than hits.
    I just hate giving up picks to gamble.
    Pettis cost more than one pick too.
    We rented Sanders. Maybe he’ll return a Comp Pick?

  98. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hurd got hurt that happens. Pettis made some nice catches at the first of the year and then for some reason got on Shanny’s bad side. Maybe he didn’t hustle enough, gave up on plays, or just has a bad attitude, nobody knows. He looks like he thinks he’s a diva to me but I could be totally wrong. But, if he was a total flop he would have been gone by now. We did strike out with Williams. I kinda just look at the overall picture and what this crew has done in the 3 years has been short of amazing. I know you love this team but for some reason you don’t like the FO. Give em a chance and I think you’ll see they have the football smarts down pretty good.

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like it’s feast or famine with RBs

    Back in 2017 I thought this was a very questionable move a in a trade for RB Kapri Bibbs/

    Niners received Bibbs and Denver’s fifth round pick (177) in exchange for San Francisco’s 2018 fourth round pick.

    Bibbs did nothing for the Niners and was released.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    It was known Kinlaw had tendinitis at the Senior Bowl.
    He did the practices and driils but was held out of the game as a precaution and most likely on the advice of his agent.

    ?If NFL scouts conducted a draft with only the 2020 Senior Bowl participants, Kinlaw would be the consensus No. 1 pick. The 6-5, 315-pound defensive lineman has been a one-man wrecking crew in drills, displaying an exceptional combination of strength, power and athleticism while pummeling blockers in one-on-one and team exercises. Kinlaw not only flashes his brute strength with jiujitsu-like hand skills, but he is explosive off the ball and his first-step quickness is problematic when he’s given the freedom to play as a one-gap penetrator at the line of scrimmage. Although Kinlaw lined up primarily over the center or guard at South Carolina, he displayed enough athleticism to play as a 5-technique aligned opposite an offensive tackle in a 3-4 front. If I’m a team in need of an interior defender with a game that’s similar to Pro Bowler Chris Jones, the conversation begins and ends with Kinlaw. Although the former Gamecock will not be participating in the game on Saturday — he’s sitting out with tendinitis in one of his knees, likely for precautionary reasons — Kinlaw cemented himself as a first-round pick in Mobile.”

    You could say Bosa was a risky pick last draft but Nick Bosa made a Super Bowl possible and nobody will ever doubt this selection despite question marks about Bosa’s durability. Bosa is the most game changing pick for the Niners since Patrick Willis.

  101. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I had Kinlaw as a steal last night.
    Didn’t think we’d get a whiff.
    Just read about tendonitis afterward.
    Obviously hope it isn’t an issue for us but…
    It’s a major concern.

  102. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From 49erswebzone,

    You reportedly didn’t participate at the combine because of knee tendinitis. What is the situation with your knee? How long have you been dealing with that?

    “My knee is healed 100%. There’s no issues.”

    Was that an issue you dealt with in college at all?

    “Not really.”

  103. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The pick that the Niners traded for Dee Ford was used on a LB from Miss St , Willie Gay who’s had some off field provlems.

    I’ll take Dee Ford over Willie Gay.

  104. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Fingers crossed we got it right Bakkentom

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I do not, at least I hope that Kinlaw is not a Baalke type pick.

    If it’s not chronic I think the Niners have done their homework and don’t think it should be an issue.

  106. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Hoping they pull another 5th RD rabbit out of the hat like Kittle tmrwfor

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Raiduhs just drafted their 3rd receive in this draft.

    They took back to back WRs and Lyn Bowden Jr WR Kentucky was a guy the Niners were looking at

    Big turnover in Raiduh receiver room with 3 WRs drafted in first 3 rounds.

    Anyway about 70 picks from Niners next pick.

  108. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I was hoping we could have traded into today but i guess no one wants what we are offering.

  109. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    When we talk about arthritis, it’s also a condition that causes pain and inflammation in joints. While tendonitis affects tendons, arthritis affects cartilage that connects bones in a joint. Unlike tendonitis, which tends to heal faster, arthritis is usually a long-term condition that increases as one gets older.Jul 13, 2017

    Tendinitis occurs around joints such as the elbow, shoulder, wrist, ankle, or knee. Arthritis is the inflammation of your joints (Mayo Clinic

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners just traded for Trent Williams OT from Redskins

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Traded their 5th rounder this year and a 3rd rounder next year. Now they have 3 starting OTs unless something happens with Staley

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Williams deal is for his existing contract and does not involve an extension. He is signed for 2020 for $12.5mil.
    I have mixed feelings on what could turn out to be a one year rental.

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Also Williams is 31 years old.
    This is why Lynch didn’t pick OT Tristan Wirfs when he fell to them at 13 and traded one space so Bucs could take him.

  114. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Makes sense now:

    “Joe Staley is expected to retire due to health concerns, per league sources. The 35-year-old Staley wanted to inform the 49ers in a timely way to help find a replacement.”

  115. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Williams means a $2 mil increase over what Staley was signed for,

  116. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is your chance to eat dinner as his guest at Joe Montana’s house along with Ronnie Lott. One to cross off that bucket list!

  117. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m wondering what Lynch was saying recently about staying in touch with Staley?
    Now another pair of Picks for a rental?
    Smells fishy.

  118. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m guessing tackle will be a prime target for next year.

  119. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Next year in the draft, I mean…

  120. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    49ers are clearly “All-in” on next season and a short-term push for the top. Going for players that can contribute to another run in 2020, rather than worrying about 2022 and such.

    It’s a calculated gamble. If it pays off, everyone will call LynchShan – Shanlynch? – geniuses.

    It we come up short, they’ll get criticized hard.

    Given last season and the difficulty in the cap era of keeping a team in contention for very long, I cannot really disagree with their thinking. I just hope it pays off.

  121. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Another idle thought: I hope there was some sort of clause in the deal where if the entire 2020 season goes tits up, we can keep our third next year.

    I don’t think that’s highly likely, but it’s not impossible, either.

  122. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    We just jumped in again.
    OT McKivitz from WVU
    No clue on terms yet

  123. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    They must know the health of Hurd. If good Bourne has trade value today also. Thomas?

  124. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Goodwin for a trade also.

  125. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Traded Breida to Dolphins for the McKivitz pick.

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Breida traded for Miami 5th which they used to make the pick of McKivitz

  127. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Yep I just heard from my Dolphin buddy Bullit
    Works for me

  128. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The writing was on the wall for Breida as his playing time diminished as Mostert got more plays. When MacKinnon restructured ut was clear the Niners had one RB too many and someone had to go.

  129. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers are trading Marquise Goodwin to the Eagles.”

  130. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “West Virginia offensive tackle Colton McKivitz finished his college career with four years of starting experience with three coming on the right side and one at left tackle. He has the football intelligence of a four-year starter and he’s generally alert and on-schedule with his assignments. With that said, McKivitz severely lacks functional strength and his frame appears maxed out. He has troubling anchoring against power rushers and he hardly generates any push in the ground game. Perhaps he can find work in a zone blocking scheme but he has plenty of development needed. McKivitz is a low-end developmental prospect. ”

  131. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Swapped sixths with Philly for Goodwin.

  132. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Moved up 20 spots for Goodwin. We also have the third pick int he 7th round. A CB, and a TE, maybe?

  133. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    McKivitz has a OG attitude.
    Could move inside?
    Gotta think McGlinchey moves to LT at some point?

  134. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Still left undrafted that are worth considering

    LB Evan Weaver Cal
    C Zack Shackleford
    TE Hunter Bryant
    TR Thaddeus Moss
    WR James Proche
    CB Lamar Jackson
    CN Stanford Samuels

  135. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Woerner looks like an H/FB

  136. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Better blocker than Receiver

  137. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Woerner is a sleeper and off radar

    Per PFF

    “Woerner is said to be “one of the best and most devastating run blockers in the draft class.”

  138. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Not much of a pass catcher but can block. Special teams and spot duty as a blocking specialist. I’d guess he’ll be moved around in KS’ mad offensive scientist schemes to get blocking mismatches. A little TE, a little FB, a little H-back / wingback.

  139. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Jauan Jennings, WR. Big bodied slot WR. Slow (4.72) but might find a niche as role player / possession receiver.

    “Big slot target with size, savvy and toughness, but lacking in functional speed and general quickness. Jennings can be clever in stemming and tilting coverage enough to open throwing windows, but getting away from press coverage is going to be difficult for him. What he can’t do may keep him from being drafted, but competitiveness at the catch point, with the ball in his hands, and as a blocker should get him into camp and give him an outside shot as a big, possession slot.”

  140. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I scratched Jennings for slow 40, he’s solid otherwise.

  141. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Might consider him at TE?

  142. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now we see what undrafted FAs will come to the team.

  143. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We should bring in at least a couple of DBs and a couple of interior O-linemen as UDFAs. Maybe we’ll get lucky with one. We hit the jackpot with Brunskill last year.

  144. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Shred of hope

    Beginning next Fri 5/01 the NBA is allowing team practice facilities to open based on local rules.

    Baby steps in another sport but teams do need to come together to both be coached and practice together.

  145. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    9ers due here in NJ twice this year.
    We better get thru this before Sept!

  146. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the Niners first Undrsfted FA list

    -QB Broc Rutter, North Central
    -RB JaMycal Hasty, Baylor
    -RB Salvon Ahmed, Washington
    -TE Chase Harrell, Arkansas
    -WR Chris Finke, Notre Dame
    -LB Jonas Griffith, Indiana State
    -DB DeMarkus Acy, Missouri
    -S Ronnell Perkins, Missouri

  147. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Acy was projected as a solid day two pick before he hurt his hamstring last year. He’s 6-2 and supposedly pretty fast. He was a sprinter and safety in high school. Any UDFA is a longshot but I’ll be watching for him.

    We need to find a guard and center, at least for camp. Not comfortable at all with the depth there, especially with Richburg far from a sure thing this year.

  148. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Hurd looking good so far. Acid test is training camp. Lynch & Co saw him for 14 days.

  149. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ignorant, this article opened my eyes on Trent Williams.

    Starting with weak draft capital the offseason started very slow until the DeFo decision. Day 1 the two big roster holes coincided with BPA. Then the gift for the transition at LT.

    Gives one more year for Shon Coleman to hit his stride. Next year 1st pick is CB1. Trent Williams, Kittle,… will consume the salary cap.

  150. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With the trade in of Trent Williams, Staley’s retirement and the trades of Breida and Goodwin the Niners came out $800k ahead in cap room.

    Trent Williams is a seven time Pro Bowl Tackle and a plug and play guy. It can be argued that he is an improvement over a hurt Staley.

    Much like Patrick Willis Staley decided the pain of playing was just too much on a weekly basis and it was time to hang it up.

  151. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If the Niners do not sign Trent Williams after next year and he wals as a free agent they are likely to get a 3rd round compensatory pick for him.
    So essentially the net result is giving up a 5th round pick this year to fill what would’ve been a huge hole.

    Don’t think a 5th round pick was unreasonable for what get in return.

  152. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kinlaw is this year’s Quinnen Williams. What can DL coach do to get him up to speed quickly. Alomg with working with the other 3 starters.

    Another defensive rookie of the year maybe.

  153. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I think tackle will be fine this year. I’m more concerned about inside. Mostly about Richburg and whether he’ll be able to play this year. The injury was not trivial and you can never be sure until the guy makes it back or doesn’t. I think Brunskill was startlingly good in his time last year so, regardless of his lack of “prototype” size, I think he’ll be better than Person at right guard. But the line was clearly better before Richburg went down. Garland is not as physically gifted though he did a credible job as the replacement. But opposing DCs have film of him now and will look for ways to exploit him.

    EVERY single team on our schedule is going to see us as their Super Bowl this year and bring their “A” game. Nothing about this will get any easier.

  154. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Pass pro across entire OL is our Achilles heel and where DC’s will exploit. Let us hope Trent Williams can get back to form quickly from his 1 1/2 year layoff.

    McGlinchey is adequate I guess, at best. Same with Tomlinson. The persistent pocket collapse opens up questions of our QB health. KS needs to try like hell to minimize 3rd and longs.

    The big help to this is get Witherspoon coached up to make him a reliable starter. He has all the physical, just sharpen technique and avoid mental mistakes. Maybe Acy can get there. Or a cheap vet like Dontae Johnson.

    IOL eventually gets Jimmy IR’d again. Looks like the 1st is C/RG or CB in 2020 with our weak draft position.

  155. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Possible the cap space is better. Thomas will be gone or kept at a pittance. Kwon will also be cut. Ford restructured too.

    Still is their enough cap left after new contracts for Kittle and Williams to afford an experienced CB in FA.

  156. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Staley told the Niners before the draft he was retiring.
    Unlike the old days of dysfunctional leaking (year of the rat), this was a closely held secret and they were able to swing a deal for Williams with minimal damage because the Redskins had no leverage.

    The last team Snyder wanted to trade Williams to was the Shanahan 49ers. The Niners looked into trading for Williams last season after
    Staley was injured but the price was a first round pick and then some.

    This off season they had a deal with Cleveland for a first round pick and that fell through when Redskins started flaking, and the same happened with the Vikings.
    Lynch is gainimg a reputation as being a good wheeler and dealer pulling off a trade like this.

    Good to poke Daniel Snyder in the eye.

  157. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It’s pretty nice when you see a player that wants to play here.The type of team and the attitude of the players have made SF a destination.

  158. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Post draft presser with Lynch/Shanahan about Staley, Williams and draft picks.

  159. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Undrafted QB signed is a record setting QB

    “North Central quarterback Broc Rutter (6-foot-2, 205) joins a 49ers quarterback room that already consists of Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard.

    He was a four-year starter and was the winner of the Gagliardi Trophy, the top individual award for NCAA Division III football. As a senior, he completed 309 of 435 passes (71 percent) for 4,591 yards and 56 touchdowns in 15 games.

    Rutter set Division III national records for career passing yards (14,265) and most career games with at least 200 passing yards (44).

    Still think Beathard’s time with Niners is over.

  160. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t know how many more we will get.

    JaMycal Hasty, RB, Baylor
    Chris Finke, WR, Notre Dame
    DeMarkus Acy, DB, Missouri
    Jared Mayden, S, Alabama
    Ronnell Perkins, S, Missouri
    Chase Harrell, TE, Arkansas
    Broc Rutter, QB, North Central
    Jonas Griffith, LB, Indiana State
    Salvon Ahmed, RB, Washington
    Josh Hokit, FB, Fresno State
    Darrion Daniels, DE, Nebraska

  161. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like we are setting up for a long super bowl window. Next couple of drafts spend the 1st and 2nd on CB and IOL. Rest of team is young enough.

    Maybe an edge to replace Ford. As long as Jimmy can stay healthy. And no more spending future picks on current players.

  162. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You have to wonder what’s happening with the Seahags who released starting guard DJ Fluker and starting Center Justin Britt today.
    They seem to be following the Rams model of plugging in draft choices fpr starters. Seahags replacing 2 of their starting five.

  163. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Never would have thought DeFo and Staley would be off roster this offseason. Two stars.

    More miraculously high quality replacements for both.

  164. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17