1. San Francisco 49ers: 6 Bold Predictions for 2014 NFL Draft Class

    The San Francisco 49ers produced the best and boldest NFL draft class in 2014, scoring hits on need and depth...

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  2. NFL Draft 2014: How San Francisco 49ers Redefined 'Best Player Available'

    In their version of selecting the “best player available” in the 2014 NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers transformed an age-old concept into something else entirely...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 25,645 reads 28 comments

  3. NFL Draft 2014: Why San Francisco 49ers Won Day 2 with High-Value Picks

    The San Francisco 49ers owned Day 2 of the 2014 NFL draft in a way that only suits savvy championship contenders. They solved both immediate and future team needs, while simultaneously extracting maximum value with each selection...

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  4. NFL Draft 2014: Why San Francisco 49ers Struck Gold with S Jimmie Ward

    Just before Round 1 of the 2014 NFL draft drew to a close, the San Francisco 49ers struck gold with Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward. The 49ers selected the former four-year Husky at No...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 1 year ago 7,971 reads 20 comments

  5. Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco 49ers' Top Draft Targets

    San Francisco 49ers fans understand the relativity of stock-up, stock-down projections for their team’s top draft targets. That's especially true when they involve wide receivers...

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  6. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Realistic Draft-Day Trade Options

    When mocking draft-day trade options for the championship-contending San Francisco 49ers , aggressive, slam-dunk moves are often the point of prognostication. Yours truly entertained these possibilities just last week...

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  7. San Francisco 49ers Draft: Breaking Down Aggressive First-Round Trade Scenarios

    Let’s face it—if the San Francisco 49ers don’t orchestrate a first-round trade during the 2014 NFL draft , sports writers can no longer engage in prognostication for the remainder of human existence...

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  8. How Trent Baalke Can Win the 2014 NFL Draft for the San Francisco 49ers

    For the Super Bowl-contending San Francisco 49ers , formulating how Trent Baalke can “win” the 2014 NFL draft wouldn’t seem all too challenging a task...

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  9. San Francisco 49ers Draft: Could Cody Latimer Be the Next Anquan Boldin?

    In the spirit of provocative inquiries, could Cody Latimer prove the next Anquan Boldin for the San Francisco 49ers ? Is the Indiana product the team's next big-bodied, catch-everything-thrown-his-way ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about over 1 year ago 18,166 reads 37 comments

  10. San Francisco 49ers Draft Countdown: Making the Case for Marqise Lee

    To the San Francisco 49ers faithful, start counting down the days for when Marqise Lee begins sporting the hallowed red and gold...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about over 1 year ago 14,406 reads 54 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Creative Moves Trent Baalke Should Make on Draft Day

    Trent Baalke be nimble, Trent Baalke be quick— San Francisco 49ers ’ general manager be creative with his draft-day picks? Notwithstanding questionable extrapolations ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about over 1 year ago 17,987 reads 120 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: Why SF Must Capitalize on Day 2 of the NFL Draft

    Believe it or not, but the San Francisco 49ers ’ work on Day Two of the NFL Draft is just as critical as their performance on Day One. It’s perhaps even more important...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about over 1 year ago 1,282 reads 4 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: Why CB Jason Verrett Is the Perfect Draft Pick at No. 30

    In the sense that team needs dictate cornerback as a top priority, the San Francisco 49ers must draft Jason Verrett —because he’s the perfect pick at No. 30 overall...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about over 1 year ago 10,624 reads 123 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Biggest Needs SF Has Yet to Address This Offseason

    Identifying the five biggest needs—let alone five in total—for a San Francisco 49ers team that is one interception removed from its second consecutive Super Bowl appearance is a rather difficult undertaking...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about over 1 year ago 11,972 reads 53 comments

  15. 49ers by the Numbers: 2013 Stats San Francisco Must Improve in 2014

    Embrace your inner stat-crazed geek, 49ers fans—it’s analysis time for the 2013 numbers that San Francisco must improve upon in 2014...

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  16. Can the 49ers Quell Jim Harbaugh Situation by Giving Him a Contract Extension?

    In a perfect world, San Francisco 49ers team brass and head coach Jim Harbaugh operate strictly within the business of winning football games...

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  17. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Finally Draft True No. 1 Wideout or Shutdown Corner

    Let’s face it—the 49ers successfully draft top-flight wideouts and/or cornerbacks about as often as tornadoes hit the city of San Francisco. A weather index rate of 3...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about over 1 year ago 17,883 reads 219 comments

  18. How San Francisco 49ers Can Replace NaVorro Bowman's Production in His Absence

    The San Francisco 49ers must discover life beyond NaVorro Bowman, including the security he provided via his defensive production. Offense one year, defense the next—the 49ers will once again be bereft of a marquee player...

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  19. San Francisco 49ers: Is Vance McDonald the Right Complement to Vernon Davis?

    The San Francisco 49ers harbored big intentions for the big-bodied Vance McDonald when they drafted him 55th overall in the 2013 NFL draft...

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  20. San Francisco 49ers: 8 Free-Agent Cornerbacks, Wide Receivers Who Fit SF's Style

    Ask the San Francisco 49ers brass if cornerbacks and wide receivers are their top free-agent targets and they’d likely answer in the affirmative. Well, perhaps if you spike their coffee with sodium pentothal ...

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  21. San Francisco 49ers: Analyzing ESPN's Latest First-Round Draft Projections

    The adversarial, yet lauded draft pundits at ESPN Insider released their latest first-round projections for the San Francisco 49ers . And the difference between the two predicted selections at No...

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  22. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Re-Sign Phil Dawson in 2014

    What if we said that one of the San Francisco 49ers ' top priorities is re-signing Phil Dawson this offseason? Loath to admit as so many fans likely are, reliable place-kicking has been a necessity for the 49ers over the past few seasons...

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  23. San Francisco 49ers: 4 Reasons Why Niners Would Have Won Super Bowl XLVIII

    Risk of sounding like sour grapes aside, the San Francisco 49ers would have won Super Bowl XLVIII . They would have beaten the Denver Broncos convincingly and earned the franchise’s sixth Lombardi Trophy...

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  24. San Francisco 49ers: Examining 6 Best Player Contracts

    Like any NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers ’ “best contracts” amount to franchise-making players with future-sustaining deals...

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  25. San Francisco 49ers: Why Future Success Hinges on 2014 Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers ’ past, present and football future have all come to a head at the start of this 2014 offseason. Extensive regular-season success followed by close-but-no-cigar playoff moments comprise San Francisco’s past...

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