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The 49ers have a boatload of draft picks this year, but the safe bet is the team won’t keep all of them. GM Trent Baalke has traded picks to move and up down in the draft in years past, and you could see the 49ers doing both once the draft begins on Thursday.
But are the 49ers trying to move up in the first round from their first selection at 31st overall? Multiple reports have indicated that the team is indeed looking to do just that in hopes bolstering their defense:
Increasing chatter of SF coming up into top 15. 49ers looking to strengthen an already tough defense.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2013
The 49ers could potentially address depth on the defensive line, which became a problem for the team when players became banged up last season, and maybe find Justin Smith’s eventual successor. Or they could make a move to swoop Kenny Vaccaro, who would fill their glaring hole at free safety.
Some potential D-lineman the 49ers might be eying include Sheldon Richardson, ...
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher will likely be the first two players taken in this year’s draft.
Feeling is OTs Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher will be first two players picked Thursday night. Then Oakland’s turn…
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2013
This makes sense. Most people...
We mentioned that the New York Jets are expected to take a quarterback in the second round.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets are trying to move up in the second round to take a quarterback. They could be targeting Geno Smith.
Jets have made calls today to multiple teams to try to move up from 39th spot in second round to draft QB. Debated Geno Smith at No. 13.
Adam Schefter was covering the first round of 2013 NFL Draft for ESPN, a big day for the NFL analyst, when he started to have trouble staying in frame.
At first glance it seems that Schefter is shrinking in his seat but after further review the camera seems to inexplicable raise up during the segment.
Either way its funny.
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the second-first round pick, No. 22 overall, “clearly is for sale.“
This could be where teams in need of a quarterback begin to trade back into the first round for someone like Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib or E.J. Manual.
Many expect the Rams to target a wide receiver at pick No. 16 overall, so maybe feel as though their first round targets...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent running back Cedric Benson is scheduled to visit with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday.
Free-agent RB Cedric Benson is scheduled to fly to Green Bay to meet with Packers on Wednesday, per sources. Almost healed from LisFranc.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2013
Benson had a solid season for the Packers in 2012 before...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Houston Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey is expected to begin the season on the PUP list after tearing his Achilles tendon back in January.
Texans WR DeVier Posey, who tore his left Achilles vs New England in January, will open this season on the PUP list, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2013
I’m sure the Texans...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Denver Broncos are signing OLB Shaun Phillips.
Phillips, 31, receives a one-year contract for Denver and figures to compete for the team’s starting defensive ends spot across from Von Miller. Phillips has spent his entire nine-year career in San Diego, but apparently was no longer a part of the team’s future plans. It’s worth noting...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers have claimed former Packers LB D.J. Smith off of waivers.
Green Bay surprisingly waived Smith on Wednesday, with the move being listed as a failed physical. A source told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the move was likely to create an additional roster spot for their draft class and undrafted free agents.
Last year, Smith suffered...
No player was more disappointed after round one of the NFL Draft on Thursday night than former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. After a great deal of speculation that he could be the first quarterback taken, Smith sat at Radio City Music Hall and watched 32 players embark on a new life without hearing his name called.
Instead, the Buffalo Bills took EJ Manuel with the 16th overall...
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...
One high-ranking team executive told CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman this is the worst draft in a decade.
“Worst draft in past 10 years or longer,” the executive said. “When we look back at this draft in five or 10 years we might view it as one of the worst we’ve seen in some time.”
Those are pretty harsh words, and I believe there are a lot of crazy people out there. To...
1. Safety: Goldson was a big loss, and I expect them to replace him with the 31st or 34th overall selection. A good group of safeties will still be available there who are ready to start. They could also try to trade up for Vacarro with all the draft picks they have.
2. Defensive End: The 49ers defense was really hurt when Justin Smith went down with an injury late last season...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday’s NFL Live that NFL team’s opinions of Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib are “all across the board.” Schefter adds that one team has actually Nassib graded as an undrafted free agent.
“Some teams say they have him rated as the top quarterback on the board,” Schefter stated, via Rotoworld. “I’ve heard other teams say they...
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...
Armed with a total of 13 picks in this week’s draft, the San Francisco 49ers can do some creative things with all of that draft capital, as it’s expected that they will not simply use all of them on new players.
I can make the argument for trading out — and getting more picks for future drafts — seeing as the Niners’ current roster doesn’t have a ton of room for impact...