Last weekend, the 49ers had their first minicamp for rookies. The first two days were open to the media, which provided us with all sorts of random tidbits for discussion. While we won't find out a lot about these rookies until training camp and preseason action, it can still be fun reading some of the observations of people at practice.
NN was not on hand, but the beat writers and 49ers.com writers provided plenty of content. I thought it would be helpful to put together a special mid-day edition of the Golden Nuggets focusing on a weekend full of content. If you're bored at work, this should help the time go by.
First off, we've got a gallery that I put together last week featuring some pictures from the Friday practice.
Below we've got a whole host of minicamp links.
First off, the 49ers put together a brief 2013 Rookie Minicamp Highlight video.
The press pass links are the interviews each player (and Harbaugh) had with the media. Some of these are reflected in the player profiles further down, but I figured I'd separate them out.
Below that are "practice notes" articles by the various beat writers. They included practice notes in some of the player profiles as well, but these were posts I found to be specifically discussing what they saw in practice.
The player profiles were combining the Q&As with practice notes and feature-y type content. It allows us to learn a little bit more about each of the players. A few players got multiple profiles, so I split them up accordingly.
49ers.com "Press Pass" (video interviews)
BJ Daniels "Very exciting opportunity"
MarQueis Gray "Willing to do Whatever"
Tank Carradine "Great Group of Guys"
Marcus Lattimore is "Feeling Great"
Lawrence Okoye on "The First Step"
Jim Harbaugh "Excitement's in the air"
Quinton Patton "Ready to Get to Work"
Eric Reid "I Want to Earn it"
Nick Moody "Rookie conversation"
Beat Writer Practice Notes
Okoye soars; McDonald impresses (Branch)
Patton looks fantastic in afternoon practice (Inman)
Injuries keep 49ers rookies on sideline (Inman)
Dial's injury means Okoye "starts" at defensive end (Barrows)
Kaepernick watches B.J. Daniels shine; Baalke observes Okoye in action (Barrows)
Okoye's unique skill set (Maiocco)
Reid, McDonald go head-to-head (Maiocco)
Eric Reid, Vance McDonald Compete on Day 2 (49ers.com)
Day 1 – McDonald and Okoye stand out (Cohn)
Day 2 – B.J. Daniels plays like Russell Wilson (Cohn)
49ers rookie mini-camp stats (Cohn)
Specific Player Profiles
Eric Reid Eyes Starting Role (49ers.com)
Vance McDonald, MarQueis Gray Follow Davis' Lead (49ers.com)
Vance McDonald Looks to Contribute (49ers.com)
MarQueis Gray Adjusts to New Position (49ers.com)
MarQueis Gray doing a Delanie Walker impression (Lynch)
Corey Lemonier Makes OLB Conversion (49ers.com)
Quinton Patton Makes an Official Arrival (49ers.com)
Marcus Lattimore Waits His Turn (49ers.com)
Nick Moody Seeks Out Special Teams Role (49ers.com)
B.J. Daniels Fields Punts and Kicks (49ers.com)
Daniels demonstrates versatility in rookie camp (Maiocco)
Marcus Cooper Makes Positive Impression (49ers.com)
Strong group of corners in 49ers rookie camp (Maiocco)
Lawrence Okoye Makes Football Debut (49ers.com)