Posted April 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
The San Francisco 49ers have filled another big need, trading up to select Rice tight end Vance McDonald with the 55th selection of the NFL draft. The NFC champions acquired the pick from the Green Bay Packers on Friday, giving up the 61st choice in the second round and a sixth-round pick at No. 173. San Francisco lost Delanie Walker, the backup to Vernon Davis, to the Titans last month in free agency. The 6-foot-4, 262-pound McDonald caught 119 passes for 1,504 yards and 15 touchdowns in college. McDonald says special teams wasn't emphasized for him at Rice considering his high repetitions, but he is willing to take on whatever task the 49ers ask of him. McDonald says he is ''extremely underdeveloped'' but plans to use his raw talent.

49ers upgrade pass rush draft Tank Carradine

The San Francisco 49ers used the 40th overall pick on Florida State defensive end Tank Carradine. My guess is that the 49ers will use Carradine at both defensive end and linebacker in passing situations. Carradine took somewhat of a fall in this year’s draft because of concerns over his knee after tearing a ligament last season.     Need NFL Tickets? The post 49ers upgrade...

Did 49ers Make Right Move To Trade Up To Get Eric Reid At No. 15?

The NFC Champions the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft traded up to select LSU strong safety Eric Reid with the No. 18 overall pick, sending the Nos. 31 and 74 overall picks to the Dallas Cowboys. Photo Credit: Known for his great leadership skills and heavy hitter capabilities in LSU’s defensive secondary, Reid will have an opportunity...

49ers draft Eric Reid: ‘Cant wait to get to work’

The San Francisco 49ers took no chances to get their guy as they traded up to pick No. 18 in the first round to select Louisiana safety Eric Reid. The 49ers traded the No. 31 overall pick and the No. 74 overall selection with the Dallas Cowboys 

49ers get South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore

Many people expected the San Francisco 49ers to draft South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore and now they have. The 49ers took Lattimore in the 4th round of this year’s draft. Lattimore will have the chance to take his time in rehabbing his knee after tearing it up last season and he’ll likely become the 49ers starter within the next few years.   Need NFL Tickets? ...

Tyrann Mathieu could land with the 49ers

@BenVolinPBP According to Matt Maiocco, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is a possibility for the 49ers on day two of the NFL draft. Probably not at No. 34, but former LSU cornerback/return man Tyrann Mathieu is a definite Day 2 possibility for the 49ers. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) April 26, 2013 The 49ers need to continue to improve their secondary and Mathieu could...

49ers move up six spots in the second round, grab TE Vance McDonald

The San Francisco 49ers moved up six spots in the second round by giving two 2013 selections to the Packers, a 2nd rounder, (no. 61 - Eddie Lacy), and a 6th rounder (173rd overall) to select top tight end Vance McDonald out of Rice. Vance McDonald is tall and rangy in the mold of the new breed of tight end flooding the NFL. He compares to Philadelphia Eagles Brent Celek. Consensus...

49ers draft S Eric Reid

After letting safety Dashon Goldson walk in free agency, the San Francisco 49ers have already acquired his replacement by drafting LSU safety Eric Reid on Thursday night. Reid recorded 2 interceptions for the LSU Tigers in 2012.     Need NFL Tickets? The post 49ers draft S Eric Reid appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

49ers trade up for LSU Safety Eric Reid.

The 49ers traded down in a deal with Dallas that sent pick 31 of the first round to the Cowboys and the No. 74 overall pick in return for the 18th pick in the first round in which the Niners plucked LSU Safety Eric Reid. Eric Reid possesses the range needed for deep threats, something the 49ers fell susceptible to late last season. He figures to penciled in as the starter along...

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis restructures contract to give team flexibility to sign rookies

According to Matt Maiocco of, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis restructured his contract to help the team have the ability to sign all their rookies. The move creates $1.2 million in cap space. Willis re-worked $1.687 million of his 2013 base salary of $2.4 million to a signing bonus that can be spread over the final 4 years of Willis' deal. His...

Report: 49ers looking to trade up for Sheldon Richardson

We reported yesterday that the 49ers might be a trade partner for the Jets who are looking to trade down. According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the 49ers are looking to trade up in the first round of tonight’s draft to take defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson. It increasingly sounds like SF wants a DL via trade up with Sheldon Richardson as the likely target. — Jason Cole...

San Francisco 49ers Select Vance McDonald in the 2nd Round

2.23 San Francisco 49ers Vance McDonald, TE, Rice (6-4, 267) Vance McDonald was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 23rd pick of the 2nd round in the 2013 NFL Draft. Jim Harbaugh sure does love his tight ends, he loses Delanie Walker to free agency and goes out and gets McDonald. He’s a tall athletic player who will present match up problems in the passing game. He needs...

British Olympian Lawrence Okoye Signing with 49ers

British discus thrower Lawrence Okoye announced on twitter that he was signing with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent. Okoye has never played organized football but the 6’6, 284 lb athlete will attempt to make a go of it with the 49ers on their defensive line. He is currently the British record holder in the discus throw. At the NFL Combine, Okoye ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78...

49ers select Tank Carradine at 40th overall

The 49ers drafted Florida State defensive lineman Tank Carradine with the 40th selection in draft on Friday. The selection followed the team trading down six spots after swapping second-round picks with the Titans. Carradine gives the 49ers defensive line depth that many expected them to be addressing early in this draft. At 6-foot-4, 276 pounds, he could be an eventual successor...

49ers 2013 UDFA signings

The draft is over and now it’s time to see which Undrafted Free Agents will sign with the 49ers. Here are the players so far, we’ll update the list as we gather the information. Lawrence Okoye, ATH, England Luke Marquardt, OL, Asuza-Pacific MarQuies Gray, QB/WR/TE, Minnesota Patrick Omameh, OL, Michigan Kevin McDermott, LS, UCLA Sherman Carter, OL, Tennessee State Proud to announce...

NFL Draft: 49ers 2013 draft recap

Here’s a list of the 49ers draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Reid, free safety, LSU – round 1, 18th overall – Niners trade up to get their likely Dashon Goldson replacement. Tank Carradine, defensive end, Florida State – round 2, 40th overall – Could see time as a pass rushing outside linebacker a la Aldon Smith, but seen as a long term as a potential successor...
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