1. San Francisco 49ers: Previewing and Ranking the Offensive Units

    This is the first of a two-part series. Today, I will break down each offensive unit for the San Francisco 49ers and rank them from best to worst—based on a recipe combining past production and 2012 projections...

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: An Open Letter to a Doubtful Fan

    As a sports fan, debates can happen at any moment—at any place. This is an open letter to a fellow San Francisco 49ers fan I encountered one memorable evening. Dear Mr...

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  3. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Second-Year Players Who Will Soar

    Much has already been said of the San Francisco 49ers ' 2012 draft picks: Jerry Rice taking A.J. Jenkins under his wings; LaMichael James as a dynamic playmaker on offense ...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers: What to Expect from Alex Smith in 2012

    Time for another round of "Expectations vs. Reality"—our most (and least) favorite game. Today's question: How will Alex Smith perform in 2012? While we wait for reality to reveal the actual answer, expectations continue to pile up...

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  5. 2012 NFL Free Agency: 10 Undrafted Players Who Could Be the Next Victor Cruz

    As the NFL draft concludes, all 32 teams begin scouring both the shallow and deep ends of the undrafted pool. They're not just looking for roster-filling bodies, either—they're looking for hidden treasure...

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  6. 2012 NFL Draft: 10 Saturday Bargains

    Saturday is the day to shop. Just go to a crowded mall or shopping outlet and see for yourself. Makes sense, though—it's when the best sales are. And the NFL Draft is no different, with value to be had throughout the entire draft...

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  7. Utah Utes Football: Changes to Expect on the Depth Chart

    The Utah Utes have officially released their post-spring, pre-fall depth chart . While there are few surprises, nothing is quite yet set in stone...

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  8. 2012 NFL Draft All-Name Team

    Sure, the NFL draft is a long and monotonous process. A team goes on the clock, makes a decision and the commissioner—or someone else, for that matter—approaches the podium to announce said decision...

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  9. 2012 NFL Draft Results: 10 Players Who Will Be out of the NFL in 5 Years

    The NFL draft has been around for awhile—since February 8, 1936, to be exact—and if there's one lesson each team has learned over the years it's this: Time is the ultimate evaluator of talent...

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  10. B.J. Coleman to Packers: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

    A highly-recruited player out of high school, B.J. Coleman originally committed to the Tennessee Volunteers before transferring out of the SEC powerhouse to Chattanooga—an FCS school...

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  11. Trenton Robinson to 49ers: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

    Trenton Robinson of Michigan State covers a lot of ground in a hurry and is physical in stepping up into the box to make tackles...

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  12. T.Y. Hilton to Colts: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

    T.Y. Hilton is one of the more dynamic players in this year's draft. He uses unparalleled speed— clocked at 4.34 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day—and extreme elusiveness to contribute as a receiver, return man and runner...

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  13. 2012 NFL Draft: Complete Second-Round Mock Draft

    The first round is in the books and, of course, there were plenty of surprises. Then again, are they really surprises when you know they're coming? Teams reached, players dropped, fans cheered and some booed...

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  14. 2012 NFL Draft: Expect the San Francisco 49ers to Address O-Line in 2nd-Round

    I’m a little bummed I bit my nails so much while the San Francisco 49ers were on the clock, because that pick was a head-scratcher. Don’t get me wrong, A.J...

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  15. A.J. Jenkins to 49ers: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

    This guy can absolutely fly—with and without the ball. A.J. Jenkins posted a 4.41 40-yard dash, 38.5" vertical leap, and 10'4" broad jump at the combine, and looks every bit as explosive on game tape...

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  16. 2012 NFL Draft: Risk vs. Safe Scenarios in Tonight's First-Round

    NFL Draft day is upon us—finally. Hurry and finish your final mock, version 798.0. The scouting reports have been written (hopefully in pencil), edited, re-written and re-edited...

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  17. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Mocking the Entire 1st Round According to Team Needs

    This is it, I promise—my final mock (3.0) before the actual draft. And once again, I've made some changes since the last one...

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  18. 2012 NFL Draft Predictions: 10 Prospects Who Will the Be Most Sought-After UDFAs

    Aside from multiple Pro Bowl visits and Super Bowl rings, what do Kurt Warner , Wes Welker , James Harrison and Joe Perry have in common? All were undrafted...

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  19. 2012 NFL Draft: How the San Francisco 49ers Will Dominate the Draft

    This is how I imagine the San Francisco 49ers war room on draft day: Jim Harbaugh , after pacing back and forth in front of a chalkboard filled with names plugged into various algorithms, looks at Trent Baalke, sitting in his chair...

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  20. 2012 NFL Draft Predictions: 5 Players Who Will Struggle to Adapt to the Pros

    For a few football players, the transition from college to the NFL will be a smooth ride, but for most, it will be full of bumps and bruises. The following first- and second-round prospects, in particular, will struggle the most to adapt...

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  21. Oakland Athletics: 3 Lessons Learned After 1st 10 Games

    Ten games into the MLB regular season, the Oakland Athletics are 4-6—about where most expected...

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  22. NBA Draft 2012: 4 Players to Brighten Up the Golden State Warriors' Future

    The Golden State Warriors made a lot of noise in trading away top scorer Monta Ellis and the raw but improving Ekpe Udoh in exchange for oft-injured Andrew Bogut—a true center missing from their lineup for years...

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  23. 2012 NFL Draft Predictions: Projecting the Top 10 Rookie Receivers

    What runs like a cheetah, leaps like a kangaroo and has hundreds of legs? Nope, not a millipede on steroids. The correct answer is the receiver position in the upcoming NFL draft...

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  24. Patrick Willis: The Next Victim of the Madden Cover Curse?

    And then there were four—including a member of the San Francisco 49ers . Patrick Willis , after defeating Victor Cruz, is in the semifinals for a chance to grace the cover of Madden NFL 13 , EA Sports' immensely popular video game...

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  25. 2012 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers Should Look at These 5 Offensive Linemen

    Alex Smith has been hit by a lot of things throughout his career in the Scarlet and Gold—criticism from players and coaches alike, thunderous boos, and the constant reminder ...

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