1. Why 2015 Season Is Make-or-Break Opportunity for 49ers' 2013 Draft Class

    The San Francisco 49ers have had some pretty good drafts under general manager Trent Baalke . Since he took over as general manager, the Niners have acquired the likes of NaVorro ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 day ago 8,230 reads 25 comments

  2. Why Quinton Dial Is the San Francisco 49ers' Most Underrated X-Factor in 2015

    After an offseason in which the San Francisco 49ers have lost a number of key players both to retirement and to rival teams, it is more important than ever that lesser-known players step up and make an impression in 2015...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 4 days ago 8,457 reads 22 comments

  3. Why the 49ers Offense Will Be More Versatile and Unpredictable in 2015

    It was all too predictable —t hat was the main criticism of the San Francisco 49ers offense in 2014, and it was well founded. In going 8-8 last season, the Niners rarely scared opposing defenses and averaged just 19...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 6 days ago 14,370 reads 38 comments

  4. Early Projections for the San Francisco 49ers' Final 53-Man Roster

    The San Francisco 49ers ' offseason is in the books, and attention will now switch to the long process of evaluating the talent on the roster with a view to whittling the squad down to 53 for the opening weekend of the NFL season...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 10 days ago 12,510 reads 18 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers Draft Is Show of Faith in Bruce Ellington and Quinton Patton

    The San Francisco 49ers were widely anticipated to select a wide receiver in the early rounds of the 2015 draft, but once again general manager Trent Baalke subverted the expectations ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 14 days ago 27,344 reads 118 comments

  6. How Jaquiski Tartt Pick Will Allow 49ers to Combat Inside Linebacker Shortage

    After the San Francisco 49ers lost inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement in the offseason, most assumed general manager Trent Baalke would address the position in the draft...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 17 days ago 17,249 reads 85 comments

  7. Identifying the Ideal Fit at Each Position of Need for San Francisco 49ers

    With the 2015 NFL draft finally upon us, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke will have finalized his draft board and will be ready to select the players he believes ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 25 days ago 7,714 reads 23 comments

  8. San Francisco 49ers: Most Valuable Draft Options at Each Position of Need

    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke knows that the NFL Draft is as much about finding value throughout the rounds as it is about hitting on your team's specific needs ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 27 days ago 11,029 reads 24 comments

  9. Should San Francisco 49ers Draft Arik Armstead in 1st Round of NFL Draft?

    One of the most important San Francisco 49ers drafts of recent history is just over a week away, and speculation is mounting over whom general manager Trent Baalke will take with the franchise's first-round pick...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 6,058 reads 82 comments

  10. 5 Realistic Trade Partners for the San Francisco 49ers in 2015 NFL Draft

    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is known for being one of the better manipulators of the NFL draft board and is regularly among the movers and shakers in terms of trades...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 20,846 reads 56 comments

  11. Making the Call on 6 Controversial Draft Prospects for the 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers have had to deal with their fair share of off-the-field issues in recent times, with the likes of Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver and Ray McDonald all attracting headlines for the wrong reasons...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 10,891 reads 36 comments

  12. Trading Back Would Be Best Solution for San Francisco 49ers' Draft Needs

    The San Francisco 49ers are in an interesting position in the 2015 NFL draft . Picking at No. 15 in the first round, it is fair to suggest that one of the best players in the class could fall into their lap...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 2,955 reads 6 comments

  13. Need vs. Value Is Biggest Challenge Facing 49ers GM Trent Baalke in 2015 Draft

    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is just four weeks away from what is the biggest draft of his career with the franchise. Events during the offseason have placed a mountain of pressure on Baalke to get this year's draft right...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 5,988 reads 29 comments

  14. Mid-Round WR Prospects Who Can Contribute Immediately for San Francisco 49ers

    There had been a consensus opinion that the San Francisco 49ers ' biggest draft need was wide receiver. Offseason departures may have changed that. The Niners now have a hole at inside linebacker and a lack of quality depth at the cornerback position.

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 9,793 reads 24 comments

  15. Who Will Be the San Francisco 49ers' Most Improved Player in 2015?

    The San Francisco 49ers will need some players to step up and improve after losing a number of key pieces in free agency...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 7,852 reads 38 comments

  16. Versatile Draft Prospects Who Would Be Assets to the 49ers

    Versatility is a trait the San Francisco 49ers are likely to be looking for in the 2015 NFL draft . With holes across the board on both sides of the ball, it is difficult to envisage ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 2 months ago 6,758 reads 21 comments

  17. Assessing Whether Dontae Johnson Can Start at Cornerback for the 49ers in 2015

    Defensive losses have been the main storyline of free agency for the San Francisco 49ers and have severely affected their depth at the cornerback position...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 2 months ago 22,436 reads 79 comments

  18. Draft Prospects Who Can Help 49ers Fill Void Left by Willis Retirement

    Patrick Willis will be a big miss for the San Francisco 49ers . His retirement last week stunned pretty much everyone and leaves the Niners without a player who will be difficult ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 2 months ago 12,150 reads 32 comments

  19. 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...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 2 months ago 13,161 reads 38 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 6,663 reads 12 comments

  21. 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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  22. 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 3 months ago 14,881 reads 34 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 12,668 reads 37 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 2,079 reads 4 comments

  25. 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...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 3 months ago 1,584 reads 1 comments