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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Quinton Patton is officially my hero. I love that he bought his own ticket to the Bay Area and tried to show up to the San Francisco 49ers' facilities. Unfortunately, all Patton reminds me of right now is the fact that the 49ers may have wasted a first-round pick last year by taking A.J. Jenkins.

Everything I've watched of Jenkins leads me to believe he can develop into an effective NFL receiver. But I think he has so far to go to this point, and that his ceiling isn't even that high. Now the 49ers draft Patton much later, and all the tape I'm watching on him leads me to believe he can contribute right away, and can even develop to be a No. 1 receiver down the line.

It's a rare mistake, in my opinion, of the Trent Baalke area. Onto the links for the day.

Harbaugh tells rookie wideout to go home but loves his initiative (Barrows)

Monday wasn't first time a coach told Quinton Patton to go home (Barrows)

Bay Area could all but clinch 50th Super Bowl bid at 49ers' new stadium on Friday (Mercury News)

49ers look for the upper hand in the NFL Draft (BA Sports Guy)

Dykes: 49ers will love Patton (Maiocco)

Gil Brandt: 'I love Vance McDonald (Branch)

Kaepernick signs endorsement deal with Jaguar (CSN Bay Area)

49ers sign eight free agents (Maiocco)

Niners Excited About Quarterback's Versatility (NBC Bay Area)

Kilgore Becomes Jack-of-All-Trades (49ers)