Golden Nuggets: Meet the 2014 Gold Rush

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, April 19, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

With all of the negative news about the 49ers lately, I thought it would be good to lead today's Nuggets with a slight refresher or change of pace. Sort of like when eating a multi-course meal, you throw in that sherbet just to cleanse the palate. So here's something else the state of California is known for: cheerleaders and wine. The 49ers official website wants to introduce you to this years Gold Rush. We also have a special interest story about what former Niners CEO Carmen Policy is now busy with. Plus of course, the NFL Draft, a few more on Aldon Smith's 5th year option, and some off-season notes.

VIDEO: Meet the 49ers Gold Rush rookies (49ers)

Former 49ers CEO Carmen Policy having a good year with wine and song (SJMN)

Draft Options

Bowman and Staley Root for Sharks, Drafting Injured Prospects, Chad Johnson Making Comeback (Pentis)

Martin could be center of 49ers' attention (ESPN)

Comparing Draft Prospects to Current 49ers: Offense (49ers)

Aldon's Option

No option limits Smith's 49ers future (ESPN)

Source: 49ers haven't made decision on Aldon Smith's option (PFT)

If 49ers decline option on Smith, Baalke's 2011 draft takes a hit (Maiocco)

Off-season Team Notes

LaMichael James might finally be tweeting about football this time (BASG)

VIDEO: Patrick Willis Talks Offseason (49ers)

Report: 49ers, Ravens to scrimmage prior to preseason (NFL)

With Harbaugh, not staying in-house leads to doghouse (Branch)

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