Golden Nuggets: Draft buzz heating up as the big day(s) near

Don't do it MIke Iupati! Were you not at the Lions game in '11. It's a TRAP!!! - Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

First things first. An apology. Sorry about yesterday's Nuggets. James has been under the weather. He'll apologize personally when he gets the chance on Friday's edition. I'm going to include a few of the more relative links from the day before. Some of you might have already read them by now. I'll put them at the bottom in their own segment so you can relive the past if you like.

That said, I've got to get a move on. Time is of the essence. Talk is cheap and Nuggets are gold!

Draft Buzz

BASG has done a comprehensive review of mock draft and has some information that he's gleaned from it. Most think we're drafting defense with those first two picks. A DL, and a S. But none of them had us drafting A.J. Jenkins last year, so what do they know? | With the 31st & 34th picks in the 2013 NFL draft, the 49ers select... (BASG)

A lot of people might have assumed that the 49ers were done at the quarterback position once they made the trade for Colt McCoy. Guess again. | Even with McCoy, 49ers are expected to draft a quarterback (NBC)

49ers pre-draft visit tracker (Gin)

NFC West draft needs: 49ers could use Matt Elam (

Mixed reviews of QB Montana at regional combine (Maiocco)

Would 49ers catch Keenan Allen if he fell? (Barrows)

VIDEO - 49 in 49: Ezekiel Ansah (

49ers among teams to watch safety Joh Boyett's day in the sun (Barrows)

The top five players 49ers should have drafted instead of A.J. Jenkins (Cohn)

Other News

Here's a good one from USA Today's Jarrett Bell about how having a quarterback on their rookie contract, and the accompanying team-friendly wage, allows teams to go all out. Guess which team takes the center stage in this article! | Young, cap-friendly passers allow playoff teams to be aggressive (USA Today)

Eric Branch thinks Mike Iupati should be next up on the extension list. It makes sense, he has the tools to be the best in the league at his position. Not smart to let that walk. | Logical extension: Iupati's skills could make him next man up (Branch)

Cracks in the foundation of 49ers defense (49erswebzone)

Like Santana Row in Santa Clara, 49ers back plan for stadium area (Mercury News)

Merchandise sales reveal 49ers as most popular team in the league (CSN)

Jed York sits down with NFL AM (

Matt Maiocco's 49ers chat transcript (Maiocco)

Santa Clara gets mega-complex pitch (NBC)

Previous Day's News

DT DeMarcus Dobbs well ahead of schedule (Branch)

49ers $1.7 million under the salary cap (Maiocco)

49ers 2013 first-round mock (

Nnamdi Asomugha deal has low base value, no guarantees (PFT)

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