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Golden Nuggets: B.J. Daniels' role & future

Sunday, May 12, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

BJ Daniels trots into our hearts and minds.
BJ Daniels trots into our hearts and minds.
Jason O. Watson

A lot of 49ers fans have been intrigued by B.J. Daniels since the team selected him in the seventh round of the 2013 draft. He wasn't really expected to be drafted, so many seem surprised to have seen his name called. What is his role with the team and what is his future? Some have deduced that he is to play Russell Wilson in practice. Others think he could be the new 'Swiss Army Knife', a role vacated by the departure of Delanie Walker via free agency. Kordell Stewart, aka Slash, played for the Steelers in the '90s and was a hybrid quarterback, wide receiver, who knows what kind of player.

Can Daniels actually push Scott Tolzien or Colt McCoy for a roster spot? It seems unlikely, but you never know. On to the links...

BJ Daniels News

We'll start with two Grant Cohn articles that have Daniels' name in the title. First is an overview of Day 2 of rookie camp. Next is a transcript of an interview with the young man.

49ers rookie mini-camp: Day 2 - Daniels plays like Russell Wilson (Cohn)

BJ Daniels: "I'm just trying to learn how to tie my shoes right now" (Cohn)

Then we have an article from the USF newspaper, The Oracle, about Daniels and his preparation for his senior campaign.

Daniels prepares to 'step up' as QB, leader (The Oracle)

Other News

Draft profile: Quinton Patton (Gin)

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore says he would be 'fine' if asked to sit out 2013 season (

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