San Francisco 49ers: NFL 2nd Pick Within Reach If Things Go Just Right

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San Francisco 49ers:  NFL 2nd Pick Within Reach If Things Go Just Right
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Sam Bradford ending 9ers playoff hopes

Usually if week 17 is very important to a team, the playoffs are on the line.  The 49ers post-season hopes faded with a loss to the St. Louis Rams and their star rookie QB Sam Bradford on Sunday.  The possibility of a pick as high as #2 looms where names like Ryan Mallet, Jake Locker and Cam Newton bring hope of a better future.

This is a week of good news starting with Mike Singletary departure and the end of Gore up the middle plays that were predictable and ineffective.  Eddie DeBartolo has been hired as a consultant for hiring the next GM, which will take place before a coach is considered.  Many of the pieces are in place, but an upgrade at QB is mandatory

Here is how that can happen.

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