Golden Nuggets: Eric Mangini to join us?

This photo of Carter Bykowski is possibly the loneliest photo I've ever seen. Like someone sitting by themselves on a ferris wheel. - Jason O. Watson

Thursday, May 16, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

The big news of the day was the potential addition of former Browns and Jets head coach Eric Mangini to the 49ers staff in a consultant role. Nothing has been finalized, but Mangini has a lifetime 33-47 record with the two teams, hardly a stellar resume as a HC. We should all keep in mind that he was considered one of the hottest minds in football when hired by the Jets. Things didn't pan out. He then became one of the most criticized head coach hirings when the Browns brought him on and was fired after consecutive 5-11 seasons. It can't hurt to have another experienced football brain to pick.

The other news of the day...

I'm going to have a baby. Well, not me....the misses. It's due in November and we just went in for the first ultrasound today. Exciting stuff.

To the links...

Eric Mangini News

Kevin Lynch at SF Gate explains to us exactly what Mangini might be expected to do if he got a role with the team. He also includes some footage of his famous cameo on the Sopranos. Who was better, Mangini in Sopranos or Harbaugh in Saved by the Bell? | Can Eric Mangini help the 49ers reduce pressure on the quarterback? (SF Gate)

Report: 49ers looking at Mangini in consulting role (Barrows)

Considerations with Mangini, consultants (Sando)

Harbaugh speaks with Ladouceur, Mangini about consultant roles (Maiocco)

Rookie News

NFL analyst Gil Brandt, unprompted, began talking up our seventh-round swing tackle Carter Bykowski. Is he next in the long line of Trent Baalke draft gems? | Seventh-round steal? NFL analyst intrigues by OT Bykowski (Branch)

Draft profile: Quinton Dial (Gin)

Donte Whitner sees potential in Eric Reid (49ers.com)

Other News

CBS has ranked the starting QBs for all 32 teams. You might not like where Colin Kaepernick sits on this list. | Ranking NFL QBs (CBS)

Ninety Niners: Breakdown of 49ers offseason roster (Barrows)

49ers reach 90-man roster limit (49ers.com)

49ers offensive line dominant, not set (Maiocco)

Michael Crabtree wants more (49ers.com)

How much of an issue is speed for the 49ers' offense? (Cohn)

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