Hey, there's a lot of links today. And I smashed my finger at work. How, you ask? Funny story. Being in Australia and working with many Nepali, we play cricket at break with tennis balls. A ball was bouncing my way and I went to grab at the same time someone went to kick it as hard as they could ... BAM, steel toe to the finger tip. Still stings, but should be OK. I'm going to keep typing down and blast through these links.
A lot of talk lately about the Seahawks' attempts to outpace the 49ers in the NFC West. It should be a fun and exciting year for both teams and their fan bases. Much was written yesterday on the topic. BASG starts off discussing the different ways in which the teams are building for their championship run. | 49ers and Seahawks building contenders in different ways (BASG)
Mike Sando and Matt Williamson discuss the teams in the division and rank them by position group. Today saw the QBs, RBs and WRs ranked. You'll be enraged to know they have Seattle ranked ahead of us in each grouping. Send your hate to them, not me!
West QB ranks: Debate from top to bottom (Sando)
West RB ranks: Marshawn Lynch, Frank Gore & more (Sando)
West WR ranks: Larry Fitzgerald, Percy Harvin lead the way (Sando)
NFL.com had their experts mock our pick at No. 31. Surprisingly, nobody has us choosing a safety. Defensive line and multiple tight ends (seriously?) are the fare. | 49ers 2013 first-round mock draft (NFL.com)
A lot has been written about the 49ers and the possibility of drafting Cal WR Keenan Allen. He has a lot of qualities that the 49ers like in a WR. In fact, he has a lot of qualities that our two starting WRs share. Do we need to draft in a different mold? Three pieces touched on the subject.
Keenan Allen will not visit 49ers local pro day (Gin)
Could Cal's Keenan Allen now be available to the 49ers? (SF Gate)
Ertz, not Allen among potential draftees at 49ers 'local' pro day (Barrows)
49ers and traditional draft strategies (49erswebzone)
Joe's son expected to workout for 49ers (Maiocco)
How Dashon Goldson's departure affects 49ers' draft (Scout.com)
In the Tank: 49ers to get close look at FSU defensive lineman Carradine (Barrows)
49 in 49: TE Levine Toilolo (49ers.com)
49ers meeting with CB D.J. Hayden today (Cohn)
Grant's updated 49ers mock draft (Cohn)
One name that is not being brought up very often in the conversation about the 49ers quest to replace Delanie Walker is Garrett Celek. That's not very fair to the young man with the tight end pedigree. Is he the answer? | Celek made great strides for 49ers at tight end (NBC)
Eric Branch has some notes on the schedule, due to be released on Thursday. He notes that the Super Bowl runner-up is not consistently viewed as a marquee name on the opening weekend of the season. | NFL schedule: For openers, don't count on prime-time date for 49ers (Branch)
Tradeoffs within Anthony Davis' new deal (Sando)
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis emulating 49ers (NFL.com)
Voluntary program mandatory to receive lucrative bonuses (Maiocco)
Alex Boone bulks up for 2013 (49ers.com)
Matt Maiocco's 49ers chat transcripts (4.16.13) (Maiocco)
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