1. With Patrick Willis' Retirement, Defense Is Now 49ers' Draft Priority

    The retirement of San Francisco 49ers ' inside linebacker Patrick Willis has had a three-pronged effect...

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  2. 6 Edge-Rushers the 49ers Should Consider in the NFL Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers know as well as any other team that generating pressure is vital to success on defense in the NFL ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 4 months ago 6,664 reads 12 comments

  3. Shoring Up Defensive Line Is Key to 49ers' Long-Term Success

    The San Francisco 49ers have many needs to address this offseason, one of the most pressing of which is on the defensive line...

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  4. Why Combine Standout Jalen Collins Is an Ideal Fit for 49ers' Secondary

    Of all the standouts at the NFL combine, one who should have caught the attention of the San Francisco 49ers is LSU cornerback Jalen Collins...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 4 months ago 14,884 reads 34 comments

  5. The San Francisco 49ers' Ultimate Free Agency to-Do List

    The start of free agency is just two weeks away, and for the San Francisco 49ers , it signals the start of a period that could be one of the most crucial in the recent history of the franchise...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 4 months ago 12,671 reads 37 comments

  6. Regardless of Frank Gore Situation, 49ers Must Select RB Early in 2015 Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers have plenty of needs to address in the offseason, but the biggest storyline concerns whether all-time leading rusher Frank Gore will be back with the team for the 2015 season...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 5 months ago 2,088 reads 4 comments

  7. 7 NFL Draft Prospects the 49ers Should Be Watching at the Combine

    Draft season steps up a gear this week with the 2015 combine as the top prospects strut their stuff in front of NFL scouts and team officials in the hope of a possible boost in stock...

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  8. The San Francisco 49ers' Salary-Cap Breakdown by Position

    The San Francisco 49ers are going to need to be clever in managing the salary cap this offseason. Having a talented roster always has its price, and for the 49ers —who re-signed ...

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  9. How the San Francisco 49ers Can Win 2015 NFL Free Agency

    The San Francisco 49ers have a number of needs ahead of the offseason, but they are not known for addressing holes in the roster via free agency. General manager Trent Baalke has long been clear about San Francisco's approach to free agency...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 5 months ago 15,110 reads 27 comments

  10. 49ers: Boom-or-Bust Prospects San Francisco Should Gamble on in NFL Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of experience taking gambles in the draft. Last year, the Niners took a chance on inside linebacker Chris Borland , viewed as too small (5'11") ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 5 months ago 12,342 reads 31 comments

  11. Mid-Round NFL Draft Targets Who Could Start in Year 1 for the 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers got production out of their mid-round picks from the 2014 draft. General manager Trent Baalke did an excellent job at finding talent in Rounds 3-5 last ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 5 months ago 7,595 reads 13 comments

  12. How the San Francisco 49ers Can Make the Most of Each 2015 Draft Pick

    For the San Francisco 49ers , the 2015 draft will be especially pivotal in determining how this franchise moves forward following the change in head coach...

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  13. San Francisco 49ers: Ideal Draft Picks for Each Position of Need

    After a mediocre 8-8 season the San Francisco 49ers head into the offseason with holes in many areas. San Francisco's roster had been considered to be one of the deepest in the ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 6 months ago 11,112 reads 21 comments

  14. Ranking the San Francisco 49ers' Biggest Offseason Priorities

    After missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season, the San Francisco 49ers look set to undergo an offseason of great change...

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  15. What the 49ers Can Do This Offseason to Ensure a Playoff Push in 2015

    The San Francisco 49ers ' 2014 season came to an end last Sunday with a 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals that ensured an 8-8 finish at the climax of a year that saw them miss the the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 campaign...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 6 months ago 18,446 reads 87 comments

  16. 5 Bold Predictions for the 49ers' Week 17 Matchup

    The San Francisco 49ers play their final game of the regular season as they look to salvage something positive from a dismal season in their Week 17 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 6 months ago 3,863 reads 12 comments

  17. Chargers vs 49ers: What Are Experts Saying About San Francisco?

    The San Francisco 49ers host the San Diego Chargers in Week 16 with their season effectively over following their defeat to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 7 months ago 13,516 reads 39 comments

  18. Young Players the 49ers Can Build Around in 2015

    The San Francisco 49ers ' season is effectively over. Following a 17-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, the Niners are playing for nothing but pride and the prospect of securing a winning record for the fourth straight season...

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  19. What to Expect from Colin Kaepernick, 49ers Offense in Week 15

    For Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers , their Week 15 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks is do or die...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 7 months ago 3,451 reads 29 comments

  20. Takeaways from the 49ers' Week 14 Loss Against the Raiders

    The San Francisco 49ers saw their hopes of a playoff berth all but ended in Week 14 as they crashed to a shock 24-13 defeat to the cross-bay rival Oakland Raiders ...

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  21. Keys to the 49ers Avoiding a Letdown Versus the Raiders in Week 14

    Heading into Week 14 of the NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers ' playoff hopes hang by an increasingly small thread following their embarrassing 19-3 home loss to the archrival Seattle Seahawks ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 7 months ago 2,621 reads 13 comments

  22. 5 Takeaways from the 49ers' Week 13 Loss Against the Seahawks

    The San Francisco 49ers ' playoff hopes hang by a thread following a dismal 19-3 loss to the fierce NFC West rival, Seattle Seahawks , on Thanksgiving night...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 7 months ago 20,995 reads 189 comments

  23. What to Expect from Michael Crabtree, 49ers Offense in Week 13

    The San Francisco 49ers welcome bitter rivals the Seattle Seahawks to Levi's Stadium on Thanksgiving for a crucial NFC West matchup that is likely to prove pivotal in the race for the playoffs...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 7 months ago 2,246 reads 3 comments

  24. How the 49ers Can Fix Their Passing Offense vs. the Redskins in Week 12

    The San Francisco 49ers head into their Week 12 clash with the Washington Redskins having claimed back-to-back wins to keep their season alive, yet their passing offense has continued to struggle...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 8 months ago 4,735 reads 24 comments

  25. What to Expect from Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers Offense in Week 11

    The San Francisco 49ers saved their season with a dramatic overtime win over the New Orleans Saints last Sunday thanks in part to an offensive game plan refocused on their dominant ...

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