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Golden Nuggets: Draft Aftermath

Monday, May 12, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

It was an absolutely great and exciting NFL Draft weekend. Once again a lot of the draft grades are coming out on the heels of 3 days of selections. Though we know that this kind of grading is difficult since there is no way to tell if a pick has truly panned out until years later, people still expect and want to read about it. There are a lot of grades and the general consensus seems to be that Trent Baalke was an absolute Ninja again for the San Francisco 49ers.

He was able to consistently grab talented prospects at a much much lower round than they should have been. That is essentially the best you can do in a draft: Get maximum value for minimum cost. I'm beginning to suspect that the Draft Ninja has had good training in buying wholesale vs. retail. We also have a few articles about 49ers draftees, UDFA signings, and a developing story that the 49ers might nix Joe Montana's planned hotel across from Levi's Stadium in order to make room for more parking.

Making the Grade

Kiper gives 49ers' draft top grade (ESPN)

Draft done, did 49ers do enough to win Super Bowl? (SF Gate)

49ers' draft fosters serious competition (Scout)

Draft 2014: NFC Draft Grades (Rotoworld)

2014 NFL Draft Grades: Report Cards for All 32 GMs (B/R)

2014 NFL Draft: Grading all 32 teams (Yahoo)

49ers' Draftees

NFL draft: How Jimmie Ward became 49ers' man (SJMN)

49ers 2014 NFL Draft Wrap Up (BaySportsNet)

Highlight videos for all 12 of our picks (Reddit)

49ers draft thoughts: Dr. Jekyll & Aaron Lynch (Barrows)


Fou Fonoti signs free-agent deal with San Francisco, Dan France inks with Cincinnati (

Harbaugh's tour of QBs finds 'good-boned' prospect (Maiocco)

Non-Football News

Matier: Joe Montana May Be Blocked By 49ers Over Parking At Levi's Stadium (CBS)

49ers threaten to block Joe Montana's project over parking (SF Gate)