1. Full 2014 Projections for Key San Francisco 49ers Second-Year Players

    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke has made a name for himself in the NFL draft, but 2014 will be a big year for these picks to show what they can do...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 5 days ago 18,072 reads 19 comments

  2. 5 Players the 49ers Should Still Target on the Free-Agent Market

    The bulk of free agency has come and gone for most NFL teams, but that doesn't mean there aren't available players who can help the San Francisco 49ers . Still left with $5.725 million in cap space, per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 11 days ago 29,783 reads 53 comments

  3. Why Tramaine Brock Is True Key to San Francisco 49ers' 2014 Campaign

    For all of the questions surrounding the revamped San Francisco 49ers secondary in 2014, cornerback Tramaine Brock 's role may be the surest bet as the season finally draws near...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 18 days ago 17,011 reads 63 comments

  4. Highlighting 49ers' Deepest, Thinnest Positions Ahead of 2014 Season

    Minicamps are finally upon us as the San Francisco 49ers aim to kick off another season with deep championship expectations...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 25 days ago 14,726 reads 26 comments

  5. 7 Bold Predictions for San Francisco 49ers' 2014 Season

    With OTAs now well under way, the San Francisco 49ers have their sights set firmly on a Week 1 tilt in Dallas to open the 2014 season...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 1 month ago 24,867 reads 67 comments

  6. Which San Francisco 49ers Player Should Be Extended First?

    General manager Trent Baalke has done an excellent job of locking up key talent during his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers , but the most difficult hurdle may yet be on the horizon...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 1 month ago 11,092 reads 47 comments

  7. Cleveland Browns: Breaking Down How Johnny Manziel Compares to Jeff Garcia

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been the subject of many frivolous headlines in his short career, but one recent story has finally provided some true football analysis...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 1 month ago 5,808 reads 13 comments

  8. Offseason San Francisco 49ers Player Power Rankings

    The largest weekend of the offseason came to a close earlier this month with the final selection in the 2014 NFL draft, leaving the San Francisco 49ers roster largely set in stone for the 2014 season...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 1 month ago 6,432 reads 18 comments

  9. Assessing Every San Francisco 49ers UDFA's Chances of Making Final Roster

    Even after adding 12 draft picks to the fold in the 2014 NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers are far from done with their infusion of new talent...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 1 month ago 7,302 reads 14 comments

  10. How Will the San Francisco 49ers Use Their Rookies in 2014?

    After what seemed like an eternity of mock drafts and predictions, the 2014 NFL draft has finally come and gone with the San Francisco 49ers adding 12 new players into the fold...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 1 month ago 19,169 reads 55 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers: 2014 Mock Draft for First 3 Rounds

    Mock draft season has dragged on for two extra weeks leading up to the 2014 NFL draft, but no one has cleared the smokescreens of San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 2 months ago 2,353 reads 13 comments

  12. Predicting the San Francisco 49ers' Most Important Games of 2014 Season

    For the first time since the final whistle blew on the NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers have meaningful games set in stone for the upcoming season...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 2 months ago 6,205 reads 18 comments

  13. Breaking Down Expert Mock Draft Picks for the San Francisco 49ers

    The mock draft firestorm has been in full swing since the end of the regular season, but the delayed NFL draft has made the 2014 offseason feel longer than ever...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 3 months ago 10,022 reads 46 comments

  14. Who Should the 49ers Consider Trading Up for in 2014 NFL Draft?

    There may be no other team that has been the subject of more draft-day trade rumors than the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 3 months ago 9,388 reads 51 comments

  15. What Will It Take for 49ers to Get Over the Hump, Capture Title in 2014?

    Success has come quickly for Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers , but the ultimate prize has, thus far, eluded this generously talented roster...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 3 months ago 4,319 reads 45 comments

  16. Scouting Mid-Round Wide Receivers for the San Francisco 49ers

    After a fairly quiet free-agency period spent bringing back their own players, the San Francisco 49ers aim to make their presence felt in the upcoming NFL draft...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 3 months ago 11,332 reads 30 comments

  17. Which Free Agent Departure Will the San Francisco 49ers Miss the Most in 2014?

    Coming off the heels of three consecutive playoff runs, the San Francisco 49ers will have a bit of a different look after the first wave of free agency in 2014...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 4 months ago 18,708 reads 53 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers: Grading Every Free-Agency Move After First 3 Days

    The San Francisco 49ers haven’t quite been the superstar of free agency’s first week, but that’s not to say that all has been quiet on the western front...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 4 months ago 8,876 reads 14 comments

  19. Why Sidney Rice Is Worth a Gamble for the San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have one of the best rivalries in today's NFL , and wide receiver Sidney Rice has plenty of experience on the green-and-blue side of the fight...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 4 months ago 12,820 reads 81 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers: Making the Case for Jim Harbaugh's Contract Demands

    Even as one of the more divisive figures in the NFL , there's a short list of teams that wouldn't jump to hire San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh . For starters, the resume reads like that of a teenager's Madden franchise...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 5 months ago 5,318 reads 15 comments

  21. Identifying Best Possible Replacements for 49ers' Impending Departures

    Valentine's Day has come and gone, but San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke still has plenty of time to play matchmaker in this young offseason...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 5 months ago 15,573 reads 79 comments

  22. Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Move on from Donte Whitner in 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers won't have an easy answer for safety Donte Whitner 's contract. For three seasons now, the 49ers have been able to count on Whitner's veteran presence in the secondary...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 5 months ago 14,409 reads 69 comments

  23. Can the San Francisco 49ers Feel Comfortable Giving Aldon Smith a New Contract?

    Under a normal set of circumstances, the San Francisco 49ers would be jumping at the opportunity to renegotiate with star linebacker Aldon Smith ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 5 months ago 10,019 reads 38 comments

  24. What Should We Expect from Erratic Colin Kaepernick in 2014?

    For the second straight year, the San Francisco 49ers ' championship hopes were dashed by a misjudged pass in the end zone...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 5 months ago 20,093 reads 131 comments

  25. Ranking San Francisco 49ers' Top 5 Draft Needs

    The 2013 NFL season ended about four quarters and one confetti shower earlier than the San Francisco 49ers had hoped...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 6 months ago 23,909 reads 72 comments