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San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch speaks with the media following the trade for Dee Ford and theM signing of Kwon Alexander on March 13, 2019, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

San Francisco 49ers NFL Draft Primer

What are the 49ers’ options to improve in the late rounds?

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch speaks with the media following the trade for Dee Ford and theM signing of Kwon Alexander on March 13, 2019, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Cal Golden Bears linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk goes through drills on August 9, 2017 during Cal Bears fall football camp. (Al Sermeno /  KLC Fotos)

NFL Draft Preview: What Bay Area stars could hear their name called in April?

Take a look at any NFL roster and one thing you’ll see…

Cal Golden Bears linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk goes through drills on August 9, 2017 during Cal Bears fall football camp. (Al Sermeno /  KLC Fotos)
Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Grading the San Francisco 49ers with six games to go

Summing up the 49ers first 10 weeks with a cliche— things haven’t…

Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr goes through a drill during the first day of training camp on July 27, 2018, in Napa, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Where should you draft Derek Carr this fantasy season?

Merry Christmas fantasy football fans, the best part of the year is…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr goes through a drill during the first day of training camp on July 27, 2018, in Napa, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Jimmy Garoppolo will have new weapons and protection when camp starts on July 26. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Camp Preview: San Francisco 49ers begin first season with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm

For the first time in what seems to be years, the the…

Jimmy Garoppolo will have new weapons and protection when camp starts on July 26. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Camp Preview: Khalil Mack is priority one as the Oakland Raiders ready to open training camp

The first real step in Jon Gruden’s coaching campaign for the Oakland…

Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch (left), seen here at a press conference announcing the signing of Jimmy Garoppolo on Feb. 9, 2018, drafted someone to protect Garoppolo in Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grading out the San Francisco 49ers NFL Draft and offseason signings

As we inch closer and closer to the kickoff of the 2018…

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch (left), seen here at a press conference announcing the signing of Jimmy Garoppolo on Feb. 9, 2018, drafted someone to protect Garoppolo in Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Grading out the Oakland Raiders NFL Draft and offseason signings

How to describe the Oakland Raiders' 2018 NFL Draft? The first word…

Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
At just 19 years old, Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds has one of the highest ceilings in the NFL Draft. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)

Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds offers potential to prospective 49ers

After months of speculation, the wait is almost over. The NFL Draft…

At just 19 years old, Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds has one of the highest ceilings in the NFL Draft. (Courtesy Virginia Tech)
Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward (top, L to R) are both big-name players heading into Day 1 of the NFL Draft. Stanford products safety Justin Reid and defensive tackle Harrison Phillips (bottom, L to R) could wind up sticking close to the Bay with expected interest from both the 49ers and Raiders. (All: Courtesy NFL.com)

Expect drama by the Bay on Day 1 of NFL Draft

How do you build a Super Bowl contender? The simple answer: Ace…

Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward (top, L to R) are both big-name players heading into Day 1 of the NFL Draft. Stanford products safety Justin Reid and defensive tackle Harrison Phillips (bottom, L to R) could wind up sticking close to the Bay with expected interest from both the 49ers and Raiders. (All: Courtesy NFL.com)
Pass-rusher Jeremiah Attaochu inks his deal with the 49ers at their Santa Clara headquarters. (Courtesy 49ers)

Free agency finds give 49ers, Raiders flexibility in NFL Draft

For NFL front offices, weaving through free agency is like a game…

Pass-rusher Jeremiah Attaochu inks his deal with the 49ers at their Santa Clara headquarters. (Courtesy 49ers)
Jordy Nelson is available and could possibly help the 49ers or Raiders. (Courtesy Elvis Kennedy/Flickr)

How nailing free agency would make life easier for 49ers, Raiders

As you’re reading this, phones are lighting up in NFL front offices…

Jordy Nelson is available and could possibly help the 49ers or Raiders. (Courtesy Elvis Kennedy/Flickr)