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Niners Radio 2.0 7 Round Mock Draft

By Bryan Bauer

The San Francisco Forty Niners had a little different roster when we did our last mock draft 1.0 . This time we no longer have Deforest Buckner which was a shock to all the faithful . The organization decided to pay Arik Armstead on a friendly team deal , while Deforest Buckner got a huge deal with the Indianapolis Colts.  The return was for the 13th pick in this year’s draft . 

The San Francisco 49ers will have some offers with this pick, However if they stay with this pick,13th Pick – The 49ers select Henry Ruggs , the WR from Alabama that had Jerry Jeudy on the other side of him at Alabama . Kyle Shanahan wants his own Tyreek Hill and he gets his guy that can run by anyone he wants. Ruggs ran an official time of 4.27 in the 40 yard dash which is blazing speed. Kyle decided to go with CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy off the board . 

We have the trade that everyone expected to come , without knowing the status of Joe Staley if he will retire or stay one more year .This is a trade that the 49ers needed to make and it’s a good trade for the future to get better at certain positions . 

49ers Trade : 31st pick, 156th pick,  and RB Matt Breida Lions Trade : 35th pick, 85th pick Note: This trade gives the 49ers a  pick in the third round and takes off $3,259,000 in salary cap due to the second round tender . 

35th Pick- The 49ers select Cesar Ruiz.The best inside guard from Michigan and also plays center in this draft and can take over the right guard position if Joe Staley retires . Daniel Brunskill and Justin Skule would compete for the left tackle job . If Joe does end up staying, The future would be very bright with Cesar in the wings to take over for one of those guard positions .

85th Pick- The 49ers select Davon Hamilton. DT is from Ohio State and one of the top tackles in this draft , He is a perfect fit into the Robert Saleh rotation to help the blow of losing Deefo in this line, as it will be Solomon Thomas , Kentavius Street , Julian Taylor and Hamilton will be a great rotation . 

176th Pick- The 49ers select Amik Robertson.CB is from Louisiana Tech and he is someone that plays bigger than he looks . He will want to go against the big time receivers as he isn’t afraid of the big moments . One of the sure tacklers in this draft and with 14 INT in his college career , He will be a scrapper to get on the field . 

210th Pick – The 49ers select Jared Hilbers . OT is from Washington and he is a little raw at this point with his feet work, however his Run Blocking graded at 86.0, Pass blocking graded at 80.7.The one that stood out to me was 83.4 on his zone overall .With Brunskill and Skule possibly taking over at LT this would be a great move for the future . 

217th Pick- The 49ers select Stephen Sullivan . TE is from LSU and he is the TE they have been looking for to come in and give George Kittle a break from time to time . He is above average run blocker and someone who can run good medium routes . 

245th Pick – The 49ers select Oluwole Betiku .DE is from Illinois and he wasn’t invited to the combine but he is a guy that had 9 sacks on the year with 13 tackles for losses . He originally was at USC and transferred to Illinois . 

1.0 49ers Mock Draft

By: Bryan Bauer

The San Francisco Forty Niners fell four yards pass to long of completing their goal. As we look into this year draft and not having a top 10 pick since 2015 when we picked Arik Armstead at the 17th pick. Ironically, we wait to see what happens if we resign Arik and how that affects our salary cap.

This year we have the 31st pick and there are different ways we can go with this pick. They could move up with a team like Baltimore Ravens at the 26th pick. They could stay put and pick the best available player. They could also trade back which seams to be the most logical choice, due that they don’t have any picks on the second day of the draft. Since this is my article, we are going to change that, these are always fun to do and I’ve always tried to be realistic when doing these mock pick’s with trades.

This mock we have made two trades, one with the Indianapolis colts and another one that helped both teams with major needs to the Denver Broncos. With these transactions we have made, we have added a third-round pick at 95th pick and a fourth-round pick at 119th.

With the 34th pick, the Niners select C/G Cesar Ruiz. The best interior linemen in this draft. This monster can be plugged in at RG from day one and instantly   be an upgrade over an inconsistency play in pass protection. Mike Person had a pass blocking grade of 60.3 which ranked 53rd out of 86 guards in the NFL. Kyle Shanahan has always liked players that can play multiple positions. Ruiz would be the future center once Weston Richburg career ends with the 49ers.  

With the 95th pick, the Niners select WR Michael Pittman Jr. He has outstanding size and toughness, clears tough coverage underneath with hands and physicality and he will win the 50/50 balls as his ability to use his hands to be more physical when the ball is in the air. He tracks the deep ball, and can adjust to the ball and what this team will love is he will block his behind off when the team runs the ball.

With the 119th pick, the Niners select LB/DE Darrell Taylor He is a “Freak” athlete who is naturally strong and he explodes off the line of scrimmage , whether he is being used as a stand-up linebacker or having his hand in the dirt as a defensive end. His versatility on the edge should excite most teams, with the loss of Ronald Blair and possibly Arik Armstead this would be a slam dunk pick in the fourth round.

With the 156th pick, the Niners select OL Jack Driscoll With the loss of swing tackle Justin Skule the 49ers need to add more depth to this roster .He fits exactly what 49ers offensive line coach John Benton is looking for, he fits the zone scheme as he can play at either side but would be more comfortable at the RT position. He is average at run blocking but above average at passing protection.

With the 176th  pick, the Niners select CB Amik Robertson This could be the steal of the draft, this is a small guy but plays big. He is a playmaker and someone who will fight and scratch with any player and confidence is not an issue with him, he is a sure tackler and had 14 career INT in college and someone that would fit Saleh system and fight anyone on the roster to battle for his position.

With the 210th pick , the Niners select TE Thaddeus Moss This is Randy Moss son and if you put on the tape you see that he is a playmaker and with a little work this monster would fit in Kyle system with this TE group that people will need to account for . His hands in the NFL will keep him in the game and his run blocking is above average.

With the 217th pick, the Niners select S/CB Essang Bassey He will need to fight to get a roster spot however when you see him play he could be a solid back up safety on this roster

With the 245th pick, the Niners select DT Adam Shuler. Wish there was a better selection here, but to bring in another DT that can compete in camp is something we need.

How realistic is Joey Bosa Joining the 49ers in 2020?

By: Bryan Bauer

The San Francisco 49ers finally knocked it out of the park when they drafted Nick Bosa last off season. He lived up to all the hype as advertised and then won defensive rookie of the year honors. Just to stamp that with an approval on it, He then did all he could in Super Bowl LIV with 12 pressures that was a record in a Super Bowl .Little bear must have talked to big bear as on multiple sources Joey Bosa wants to come play with little bear in San Francisco when he becomes a free agent in ’21 .

Joey Bosa was talking about next year, however this brings us with the situation with Arik Armstead a free agent this year.As I talked to multiple people close to the situation Mr. Armstead is looking for a 5 year deal at 15 million a year and as we look at Armstead career year he had 10 sacks on the year and all came from playing inside and not on outside .

The San Francisco 49ers after the salary cap goes up this year will be around 25 million before any other releases have been completed. The 3 players expected will be  Marquis Goodwin, Jerick McKinnon, Mark Nzeocha to add close to 12 million more in cap .George Kittle and Deforest Buckner deals will be most important to get done, but there is one other option 49ers will have that is in question and that is Dee Ford that the 49ers gave up a second round pick last year with KC.

Dee Ford , If the 49ers cut him before April first they would owe him 6.4 million of dead money and it would save 9 million to the cap space .Looking at Joey Bosa fifth year in 2020 he is owed 14.3 million this year . The 49ers would take the 9 million from the Ford release and the 3 players we cut you would have the most dominating DE in the NFL. The bottom line is with these cuts and basically trading out Ford for Joey Bosa you would be sitting at 32 million under the cap to sign Kittle, Buckner, and others.

The 2021 offseason, the 49ers are sitting a lot more comfortable with 63 million under the cap and people like Jimmy Garoppolo that said he is willing to redo his contract if needed to have players stay and finish what they started.  

49ers Weekly with Dexter Carter – NFC Championship Game Preview

Join Matt Andruscavage and former 49ers running back Dexter Carter as they breakdown the 49ers' playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings and preview the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

Last week, San Francisco made short order of the Vikings as they squeezed the life out of them, 27-10. The 49ers applied constant pressure, had six sacks, and dominated the time of possession on offense. The ground game had nearly 200 yards and had an amazing 19 runs for at least 5 yards.

Jimmy Garoppolo was very good on the opening drive and led the offense against a very good Vikings defense, despite a couple of bad throws. The ground game and defense took over the second half, showing that the 49ers can win in multiple ways, as they have all season.

Against the Packers, the team knows that the 37-8 trouncing in Week 12 means nothing. The Packers will be more difficult to beat this time around and the Niners must execute.

If the 49ers do not turn the ball over, they should be able to win this game. Green Bay has not improved significantly, though they have found ways to win. They probably played their best game of the season last week against the battered Seahawks and will be a difficult opponent.

San Francisco has the edge going into the game as they now have Dee Ford, Matt Breida, Joe Staley, Kwon Alexander, and Robbie Gould, who all missed the Week 12 matchup. Ford and Alexander's return, along with Jaquiski Tartt who also is back, have completely transformed the defense into the juggernaut that it was earlier in the season. Staley gave up zero pressures on Saturday and is playing at a very high level. That will be very important against Za'darius and Preston Smith in this game.

The Packers will have Bryan Bulaga back, who left the Week 12 matchup early in the game, but the 49ers have a better chance of protecting their quarterback and getting after their opponent than the Packers do.

If San Francisco takes care of the football, applies the pressure on Aaron Rodgers, and doesn't allow Aaron Jones to take over the game, the 49ers will be heading to the Super Bowl.

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