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Golden Nuggets: Justin Smith Number 2 Player in League

Hello. It's a quiet news day and I haven't got much to say. Busy weekend here in Melbourne. The interesting item of news for the 49ers is that Pro Football Focus named him #2 on their list of the top 101 players. I know he's good and can change games like few others, but I wouldn't have even put him at number two and he's one of my favorite players. But here he is, getting a massive amount of respect, and his 2011 season was rated 2nd only to Aaron Rogers who had a record breaking year, setting the all time highest mark for QB passer rating. NaVorro Bowman is number 14. It's scary how good this defense is and can be. Aldon Smith will have a whole offseason to prepare and be a year stronger. Patrick WIllis will be healthy and the younger DBs will all have another year under their belt.

Pro Football Focus has done their top 101 players. Justin Smith is the no. 2 player in the NFL. The 49ers are one of the most represented teams with 6 players, all 6 on defense. | Justin Smith #2 player in NFL. (Maiacco)

Chris Owusu has chosen #81. Matt Barrows notes all the failures since Terrell Owens wore the number. Brandon Jones and Rashaun Woods, anyone? | Owusu tempting fate with choice of number. (Barrows)

Parrish Cox will be competing with a handful of other young practice squad players and UDFAs for the last CB spot on the roster. Shantae Spencer held the final spot last year before signing with the Oakland Raiders. | Parrish Cox battling for last CB spot. (Barrows)

James Brady breaks down the 49ers RBs in depth. Frank Gore is the unquestioned starter. Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James will be battling it out to be the featured back up while the team tries to determine who will be the successor as the teams feature back. | Breaking down the RBs. (Bay Area SB Nation)

Grant Cohn goes over the top ten position battles on the team heart of the offseason workouts. Backup QB and the last RB slot are among the most intriguing. | Cohn lists top 10 position battles. (Cohn)

Dylan DeSimone gives us tales from the NFL Draft weekend, where he had to get creative to get in. | Tales from the draft. (Bay Area SB Nation)

A video of the 2012 draft class highlights over Tribe Called Quest's 'Scenario', one of the best rap songs of my high school years. | 49ers 2012 draft class highlights. (

Mike Sando answers a question for each team in the NFC West. Our question is wether the weapons the team has added this year are for Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick. Sando responds that the weapons are for whomever will make the most out of them. | Sando answers questions. (Sando) discusses what the holes are for each team in the NFC West. The 49ers still need to upgrade their interior offensive line. Two videos are embedded, one with Coach Harbaugh, the other regarding the Niners' acquisition of weapons for the offense. | NFC West holes. (

A.J. Jenkins is still getting ridden hard by his ex-coach and sharpest critic. It's what's helped motivate him throughout his college career. | AJ Jenkins motivated by coach. (SFGate)

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