Good morning! We're in the lull of the offseason, which means in terms of pre-planned content, things are pretty varied. Thus, the "miscellaneous" section is a little larger than the rest.
One upside to yesterday was NaVorro Bowman made the rounds to talk about his knee and the "NaVorro Bowman" rule. For those that don't know about it, it's the new NFL rule regarding replay of loose balls. On the play in the NFC Championship Game in which Bowman tore up his knee, he had recovered a loose ball down near the goal line. Jermaine Kearse was ruled down and the play was not reviewable. Fortunately things were balanced out to some extent on the next play, as the 49ers stopped the Seahawks on 4th and 1. Given that the 49ers chances came down to the very last play, a few extra seconds could have been a difference-maker. Or maybe not. Either way, it's good they changed the rule.
If I had to pick a "favorite" link today, it might be the 49ers.com mock drafts. The folks at 49ers.com had their three internal media folks put together first round mocks. Taylor Price and Andrew Prentis went with Jadaveon Clowney at No. 1, while Scott Kegley went with Blake Bortles. Price had the 49ers selecting Ohio State CB Bradley Roby, Prentis had them selecting Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, and Kegley had them selecting USC wide receiver Marqise Lee. All viable options, so we'll see which one of them might be right come May 8.
Bay Area Sports Guy
49ers’ reported interest in DeSean Jackson provides draft-day clues
NaVorro Bowman On ESPN (49ers.com)
Niners LB NaVorro Bowman eyes return midway through 2014 season (CBSSports.com)
NaVorro Bowman: I felt pain in my knee and told the doc, "It’s torn" (PFT)
NaVorro Bowman chat wrap (ESPN.com)
Colt McCoy Signs with Washington Redskins (49ers.com)
Colt McCoy era with San Francisco 49ers ends, as expected (Williamson)
2014 NFL draft: Jim Harbaugh plays catch with 49ers prospects to gauge players (SI.com)
Niners Hope Gabbert Can Regain Form (NBC Bay Area)
Jam Packed Niner Talk Central Radio (Pro Football Central)
Great debate: WR or CB first for 49ers? (Barrows)
Chap Wrap: Last place possible? (Williamson)
49ers.com's NFL Mock Draft (49ers.com)
Stadium Spheres: 360° View from South End Zone (49ers.com)