Golden Nuggets: BPA Over Need

Well, I like to think my April Fools Day was successful. I mean, Fooch still hasn't noticed that I changed the tagline on top of Niners Nation, but you know - may as well keep it. I'll change it back when I wake up in a few hours, but it has officially been up there for more than 24 hours now. Either way, if you missed it, I paid homage to 49ers great Arnaz Battle yesterday, so peruse that post and express your gratitude in the form of a '10' vote, or receive the dividends of a colossal beatdown at the hands of ... well, me. Sucka. Anyway, so that fun is over and I hope Tre9er and manraj enjoyed their free t-shirts. We've got some pertinent linkage for you guys today, and no, Patrick Willis will not be joining the UFC, and no - he would not go there and beat wholesale [site decorum]. He'd probably get beatdown, until he had more than a few months of training.

I am a firm believer in BPA over need when it comes to the draft, especially in the first round (mostly just the first round, in fact), but lucky for the top six teams - their needs fit right in with the BPA. (CSNBayArea.com)

What do the 49ers' pre-draft visits tell us? Quite a bit, actually, though teams don't always workout players they intend to draft ... all part of the strategy. (SacBee.com)

Hey guys, how about the 49ers switch to a 4-3 defense? How about not, actually. I would hate that, personally. Quite a bit. (SFGate.com)

Draft Spotlight: Sam Acho (49ers.com)

Checking in with 49ers GM Trent Baalke (ESPN.com)

A breather for the Bell Cow? It could finally happen (PressDemocrat.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Niners Nation After Dark: Bring On The Weekend | Fooch
Golden Nuggets: Trade Him! | Ninjames
2011 NFL Pro Days Schedule: T.J. Yates And Strong Pro Day Performances | Fooch
2011 NFL Mock Drafts, 49ers Mock Draft Database 2.7: Any Surprises On The Horizon? | Fooch
No CBA, No Football: Caption This! | howtheyscored
California High Speed Rail System: A Positive Impact For Fans And Sports? | Fooch
49ers 2011 Roster Confidence, Wide Receiver: Arnaz Battle Is A BEAST! | Ninjames
2011 NFL Draft, 50 in 50: Titus Young - WR - Boise St. (22 of 50) | Drew K

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