1. 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 3 days ago 5,680 reads 79 comments

  2. 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 8 days ago 20,724 reads 56 comments

  3. 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 12 days ago 10,867 reads 36 comments

  4. 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 15 days ago 2,920 reads 6 comments

  5. 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 22 days ago 5,968 reads 29 comments

  6. 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 25 days ago 9,785 reads 24 comments

  7. 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 7,842 reads 38 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 6,755 reads 21 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 22,337 reads 79 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 12,146 reads 32 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 13,155 reads 38 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 6,658 reads 13 comments

  13. 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...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 435 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 14,855 reads 35 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 12,666 reads 37 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 2,075 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 1,584 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 2 months ago 5,525 reads 5 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 15,074 reads 27 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 12,334 reads 31 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 7,591 reads 13 comments

  22. 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...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 3 months ago 26,140 reads 99 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 11,089 reads 21 comments

  24. 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...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 4 months ago 3,868 reads 18 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 18,427 reads 87 comments