|Preseason Week||Time (PST)||Opponent||Network|
|Week 1 – August 8th – 11th||TBD||vs. Denver||CBS5|
|Week 2 – August 15th – 18th||TBD||at Kansas City||CBS5|
|Week 3 – August 25th||5:00 PM||vs. Minnesota||NBC|
|Week 4 – August 29th||TBD||at San Diego||CBS5|
49ers Mock NFL Draft 2013
Update: 49ers signed Anquan Boldin so there went my needing a WR theory. Even though nobody thought we needed another WR or RB I still see/saw the need. I think we can still use a slot player and ST like Robert Woods.
My mock draft is all messed up now after free agent signings of Nnamdi and Boldin. Plus Manningham signed and Ginn is gone so things were changed.
Round 1 / PICK 31- (if they all slide down the draft)
- Desmond Trufant (CB – Washington)
- Tryann Mathieu (CB – LSU) (* this is not reaching in my opinion)
- Matt Elam (S – Florida)
- Sheldon Richardson (DT -Mizz)
Wishful Thinking Picks:
- Keenan Allen (WR – Cal)
- Tavon Austin (WR – WVU)
- Robert Woods (WR – USC)
- Sharrif Floyd (DT -Florida) (Trade Up)
Why get a WR in round one when last year we used that pick for WR AJ Jenkins and he isn’t living up to his hype ….. you have to look at the big picture here, we already knew Randy Moss wasn’t coming back and we may lose Manningham and Ginn also. We were very weak in the red zone again last season and our QBs had a hard time finding an open man.
What do these three guys bring to the 49ers? Speed! I have been watching all three of these guys for years and they are not just hype they are the real deal. All are very explosive play makers. If Keenan is even still around at pick 31 we cannot pass on him. If not I say go Tavon Austin first over Robert Woods. Tavon can return kicks and also help with the option plays or play RB. I will be happy to hear any of these names called on draft day.
Round 2/ Picks 34 & 61
I really like a lot of guys at in the second round but most won’t fit into our defense well. I would like Khaseem Greene (Rutgers), Dion Jordan (DE/OLB – Oregon) and Barkevious Mingo (DE/OLB – LSU) but we don’t really need a OLB/LB that bad at the number two pick. This years draft has a lot more defensive talent than last years defense. See my top Def list below and guy I wish my 49ers could draft.
Round 3 –
- Marcus Lattimore (RB – South Carolina) (not reaching at all I would take him in round 2)
- Jonathan Cyprien (SS -FIU)
I know many will say we do not need another running back but again think about the future. Marcus Lattimore is one of the most exciting RBs to come out in a while and although he has an injury he is healing from, I think he is the steal in this draft. If Gore goes down or retires we have that workhorse ready to take his spot. I believe in Hunter and James but I see them more as keeping the run game fresh and splitting time. If Lattimore doesn’t hold up we are not paying him huge first round salary and we have the speed backs and Dixon to take over.
My annual draft buddy told me that my rumor has been gaining momentum. I spoke about getting Marcus Lattimore in the later rounds and let him heal for a year and learn from Gore. In my 49er group and via social media I have been putting the Lattimore idea out there for at least a year. I also wrote to Jed York about getting Lattimore. I figure I’m the source of this “rumor” unless someone in the 49ers organization shares my brain. Kudos to them.
Round 4 –
- Stedman Bailey (WR -WVU) (stud and value of the draft)
- Da’Rick Rodgers (WR – TTU) (underrated and steal of the draft)
- Marquess Wilson (WR -Wash St)
If we don’t draft a WR in round one then there are three guys above who I think will be the best value in the draft in the later rounds. These guys have all the skills to get the job done and could play slot or move their way to number 2 WR in no time. I really like Bailey and he could help with our failing red zone attempts. Of the three I see Stedman Bailey as top choice, Rodgers could slide but he is good, and Wilson may fall to round 5.
Round 5 In progress….
- B.W. Webb (CB – W&M)
B.W. Webb is one of those guys I feel is the sleeper in the draft. He may slide to round 5-6 and he would be great value grabbing him and giving him a chance to show what he can do. I really like the way this kids plays.
(I am too sick to continue and add who I want to, many cognitive issues lately so for now just remember the above names)
I know 49er fans don’t see the need for another WR or RB in this years draft but there is that need. How many times did we see Alex or Colin looking down field and there was no open man? We need speed and explosiveness at WR and there are 3 players in this draft I have been watching since they were puppies that can fill that void. There are also great value WRs in the later rounds we can pick up.
Marcus Lattimore if he can stay healthy will be a top 10 RB in the future and I would love to seem him as a 49er instead of watching him beat us because we passed on him. I hate to jump the gun and grab him any earlier than round 3 but you never know who else is gunning for him.
I see a need for CB, WR, DT then S, LB/OLB back up, TE (if Walker leaves)…. the RB in my draft is only because he is Lattimore. I like about 6-7 RBs in this draft such as Franklin but none of them enough to be our next franchise RB.
My TOP Defensive Players 2013 Draft
1) Star Lotulelei
2) Sharrif Floyd
3) Johnathan Hankins
4) Sheldon Richardson
5) Sylvester Williams/ Kawann Short
1) Bjoern Werner
2) Ezekiel Ansah/ Damontre Moore
3) Margus Hunt
4) Alex Okafor
5) Datone Jones/ Sam Montgomery
1) Khaseem Greene
2) Barkevious Mingo/ Dion Jordan
3) Jarvis Jones
4) Alec Ogletree
Cutest Fan Ever! Five-year-old Sarah Redden rapping about our San Francisco 49ers.
49ers Are Going To The Super Bowl
49ers – 28 Falcons – 24
I would like to congratulate the 49ers for the win against Atlanta and another great season. Win or lose in the Super Bowl (it will be a WIN) it was one hell of a ride and a great season for us 49er Faithfuls who have been waiting for this day to come.
I thought the plan all along when Vernon Davis suddenly got quiet was a plan and the mad genius of Jim Harbaugh. Vernon was on fire and then he got quiet while Crabtree took over the team. Harbaugh said early before the season he had some secret plays/plans to watch out for. I happen to believe Vernon was one of them. Throw teams off of Vernon and unleash him in the big games when it counts. I could be wrong but you never know.
What can one say about Frank Gore. When people think of the 49ers they may think of Patrick Willis and now Kaepernick as the face of the franchise but I think of Gore. Frank has been with us since 2005 and he has been a consistent work horse. The guy goes out every game and puts in 110% and he never gives up. Hurt or not he wants the ball and he wants the run plays called. Even during a bad game Gore still ends up with 60 yards and a TD.
If you noticed in the Atlanta game the 49ers were getting beat and the motivation was low. Frank went up to coach Harbaugh and was telling him “feed me the ball coach I will make it happen“. That is exactly what happened. Gore started getting more carries and found some holes. This was a real game changer and I think it set the pace and motivation into action. Gore is still the most underrated player in the NFL and I think people will know his name after the Super Bowl.
Colin Kaepernick (“Keepernick” as I call him) was his usual calm ,cool self during the game. The play calling and team was a little rusty in the first half but Colin never showed signs of giving up. His throws were accurate most of the game and he made throws that count. People like to think of him as a ‘run only’ QB but he is just as good with his arm as he is with his legs. If there were any doubters left I think they now see what we see in him.
Ahmad Brooks deserves a ton of credit in the game. Not only did he have the knock-down pass in the last minutes of the game that may have been a TD but he also roughed up Matt Ryan after pounding him into the ground. Ryan was not the same after getting a separated shoulder from that hit. He was definitely and other game changer and hats off to him.
Michael Crabtree as usual was a play maker. Yes he had a fumble on the goal line but he saw the end zone and he fought his way to get the TD. He nearly had the 6 points. You can’t put any hate on the guy for trying to make a big play and getting YAC. Other than the fumble he had some great catches which only Crabtree’s hands can make. He has really been on fire the second half of the season with Kaepernick and in the playoff games he was a huge asset.
LaMichael James is making some big plays for us. LaMichael has been making key blocks, runs and he also scored his first NFL TD against the Falcons. Look for much more from LaMichael in the Super Bowl and the future seasons, the guy fast and can find holes. When he gets the ball my heart starts pumping because you never know what he is going to do, he is that exciting.
I am happy and I am sure all you Niner fans are too. What a game, what a season and we get a Super Bowl. Thank you 49ers for everything this season.
#Quest For Six
My 49er Cents
Mario Manningham had successful knee surgery recently and let’s hope he has a speedy recovery and will be 100% next season. Mario was one of the play makers early on in the season and I think he was a great addition although we didn’t see him much with his injuries. Next year I can see him having a 900 – 1000 yard season if he stays healthy.
I want to give 49er player of the year to Crabtree but Kaepernick and Gore were also a huge part of the offense. All the players played great but these guys kept the drives alive and set the pace of the games. So I give it a 3-way tie.
If Randy Moss retires after we win the Super Bowl I hope the 49ers go after WRs Keenan Allen (Cal) or Tavon Austin (WVU) in the 2013 Draft. Both of these guys are fast and play makers. Robert Woods (USC) and Stedman Bailey (WVU) are also two others guys on my top list. I know we don’t need another WR as a top draft need but I hate to pass on this talent.
After talking to some fans in an NFL group and around Facebook people like to call others “Kaepernick bandwagoners”. I was called one for supporting Colin. If you go back and read my older posts in preseason and last year I said Colin Kaepernick would be the future and lead the Niners to a winning season. I said he had the better arm and was more exciting to watch.
I have supported Kaep since the day he was drafted and believed in him even when fans wanted him back on the bench after having one bad game. I have heard enough about the Alex Smith/ Kaepernick debate. As I have said before I don’t think Alex would have gotten us this far this season.
Best Of #99 Aldon Smith – 2012 Season Highlights (Via NFL.com)
(Update; NFL.com took the best of Aldon Smith video down so I linked another best of video they posted but it’s not as good)
This video was great so I had to share. This video shows some of Aldon’s best sacks and plays of the 2012 season. Enjoy! Aldon ended the regular season with a career high 19.5 sacks and we will see much more in the playoffs. Go Niners!!!
*I have videos of Aldon Smith but the NFL doesn’t like us to share their videos therefore I posted just the link to watch Aldo from the NFL itself.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Thank you to all my readers!
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.
49er 2013 Pro Bowl Selections
Congratulations to the nine 49er players who made it to Hawaii and great job to all the runner up players. Of course I voted too many times to count for all my 49ers. I was surprised to see that a good player named C.J. Spillman didn’t make it on the starter list, he is a fast ST player. It’s pretty obvious why David Akers was leading the pack and did not make it as recently he’s been off.
The following players were selected as alternates for the NFC Pro Bowl squad: G – Alex Boone, OLB – Ahmad Brooks, T – Anthony Davis, TE – Vernon Davis, C - Jonathan Goodwin, P – Andy Lee, CB – Carlos Rogers and ST – C.J. Spillman.
2012 Pro Bowl – The 49er Nine:
- Frank Gore #21
- Donte Whitner #31
- Dashon Goldson #38
- Patrick Willis #52
- Navarro Bowman #53
- Joe Staley #74
- Mike Iupati #77
- Justin Smith #94
- Aldon Smith #99