August 8, 2019

San Francisco 49ers' first-round pick, Nick Bosa, will miss the entire preseason with a high ankle sprain, according to General Manager John Lynch.

June 27, 2019

Rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel enters the fold for the 49ers. What kind of potential does he have?

May 20, 2018

We look at what rookie D.J. Reed needs to do well if he hopes to dethrone K'Waun Williams as the primary slot defender for the 49ers.

May 19, 2018

The final installment of Solomon Thomas' rookie review looks at his pass-rush snaps on the interior, and what to make of them going forward...

May 14, 2018

We take a stab at the 49ers' regular season schedule outcome with the 2018 NFL Draft in mind...

May 7, 2018

Richie James might've been the steal of the draft for the 49ers. Here's why he fell, and what he can do...

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