NFL Draft

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…

 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) hands off the football to Raheem Mostert (31) against the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

What to Watch: San Francisco 49ers host Seattle Seahawks

Two weeks ago, the San Francisco 49ers suffered their worst lost of…

 

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media at Levi's Stadium on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers sign receiver Dante Pettis

After San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch assured local media that…

 

San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore (67) snaps the ball against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers: Linebacker Fred Warner signs four-year rookie deal

The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have signed arguably the…

San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore (67) snaps the ball against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/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)
The 49ers added Iowa quarterback CJ Beathard in the third round. (Courtesy Phil Roeder/Flickr)

John Lynch’s first draft defined by trades, adding depth to a 49ers defense that needs it

New 49ers general manager John Lynch received high marks for his first-ever…

The 49ers added Iowa quarterback CJ Beathard in the third round. (Courtesy Phil Roeder/Flickr)
Deshaun Watson would look good quarterbacking the 49ers offense. (Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

Can John Lynch draft a quarterback in round one?

John Lynch is on the clock as they say in NFL draft…

Deshaun Watson would look good quarterbacking the 49ers offense. (Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)
Solomon Thomas announces his intentions to attend Stanford in the best possible way. (Courtesy ESPN)

D-lineman announces intentions to enter NFL Draft in peak-Stanford fashion

Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas announced Wednesday that he would be entering the…

Solomon Thomas announces his intentions to attend Stanford in the best possible way. (Courtesy ESPN)
Free agent Dashon Goldson said he reached out to the Oakland Raiders about possibly joining the Silver and Black in the upcoming NFL season. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Everyone wants to rep the East Bay

Former San Francisco 49er Dashon Goldson says he’d like to return to…

Free agent Dashon Goldson said he reached out to the Oakland Raiders about possibly joining the Silver and Black in the upcoming NFL season. (Alex Brandon/AP)
San Francisco 49ers first-round draft picks Joshua Garnett, left, from Stanford, and DeForest Buckner, right, from Oregon, pose for a photo in the locker room in Santa Clara on April 29, 2016. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Grading drafts: Fans’ favorite practice in futility

The NFL Draft is over, and members of the commentariat have landed…

San Francisco 49ers first-round draft picks Joshua Garnett, left, from Stanford, and DeForest Buckner, right, from Oregon, pose for a photo in the locker room in Santa Clara on April 29, 2016. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)
Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, which started on Thursday. Niners fans wept. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Weary Goff ready to make big waves in L.A.

CHICAGO — Jared Goff always did look good in Cal blue and gold.…

Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, which started on Thursday. Niners fans wept. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Jared Goff said on the eve of the draft that he expects to be compared to Carson Wentz for the rest of his career. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Goff knows his career will be linked to Wentz’s

Soon-to-be top pick Jared Goff said Wednesday he’s excited for the NFL…

Jared Goff said on the eve of the draft that he expects to be compared to Carson Wentz for the rest of his career. (Darron Cummings/AP)
General manager Trent Baalke has some work ahead of you. (Darron Cummings/AP)

49ers plan draft to build Chip the roster he wants

SANTA CLARA — Trent Baalke realizes the importance of this draft for…

General manager Trent Baalke has some work ahead of you. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff catches footballs in preparation for Cal's NFL Pro Day on Friday in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)

Jared Goff shows range of talent at Cal Pro Day

Jared Goff showcased his arsenal of throws Friday during the Cal Football Pro…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff catches footballs in preparation for Cal's NFL Pro Day on Friday in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan passes during Stanford's NFL Pro Day on Thursday. (Ben Margot/AP)

Kevin Hogan auditions for NFL quarterback job

STANFORD — With the receivers he knows best and on the field…

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan passes during Stanford's NFL Pro Day on Thursday. (Ben Margot/AP)
California quarterback Jared Goff runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Feb. 27. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Cal launches search for Jared Goff replacement

BERKELEY — With Jared Goff preparing for the NFL draft, California is…

California quarterback Jared Goff runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Feb. 27. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff (16) and his teammates celebrate after the Bears defeated Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/AP)

Goff declares, 49ers next?

BERKELEY — As the season progressed and records kept falling, Jared Goff…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff (16) and his teammates celebrate after the Bears defeated Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/AP)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File Photo49ers’ first-round pick Arik Armstead will have big shoes to fill in the team’s defense.

49ers, Raiders go separate ways in draft

49ers general manager Trent Baalke has often said he doesn’t draft for…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File Photo49ers’ first-round pick Arik Armstead will have big shoes to fill in the team’s defense.