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Golden Nuggets: Dorial Green-Beckham and the "red flag" dilemma

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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Good morning everyone. When I was younger, I used to love watching the combine. It's a little curious seeing as I could admit even back then that it was incredibly boring. Watching guys run 40 yard dashes and a bunch of other things they would never do on a football field seems like a weird thing to love. But I think more than anything, the Combine signals the start of Draft season in the NFL. For the first time in a while the 49ers have a fairly high draft pick and at least some of the big names have a realistic chance of getting to us at the 15th pick. I haven't gotten around to popping any film on said big names yet, but over the next month I think I'll look at some of the positions the 49ers have needs in and maybe talk about what I find here. You know, unless there's news or something..

One of the more interesting things I noticed in 49ers news from yesterday was the open recruiting pitch for Dorial Green-Beckham by Colin Kaepernick. If you don't know, DGB was the number one high school recruit a few years ago and is an absolute physical freak at WR. We're talking about a Megatron like physical presence here. He killed it in his Sophomore year at Missouri, but never played his Junior year because he was kicked off the team for several off field issues. As draft prognosticators will tell you, "he has red flags." BASG goes into more detail of what those issues are in his article, but suffice it to say, the 49ers drafting him would certainly challenge their supposed good guys approach to building a team. Really, it's only those off field issues that would give DGB any chance of falling to the 49ers at 15, because if you just look at him as a football player, it is hard to see him dropping out of the top three picks.

Personally, I'm a very trusting person. I'm willing to give people a chance until they burn me because when I was growing up, I was hardly a good person myself. Now I wasn't out committing crimes or anything, but I tended to betray peoples trust a lot.  Fortunately, I was surrounded by loving people who afforded me chances to make things right until I finally woke up and realized I was a terrible person. I am willing to do the same for anyone within reason. So go ahead 49ers, take a chance on Dorial Green-Beckham if he is there, I think it would be an amazing pick. To the links!

Kaepernick throws to Green-Beckham, whom the 49ers wouldn’t possibly consider drafting … right? (BASG)

WR Green-Beckham a risky draft option for 49ers (Maiocco)

Tomsula expects 'transition' for 49ers coaching staff (Gin)

49ers combine buzz: Tomsula bounces back (Maiocco)

On 49ers: Team has deep (as in, go deep) thoughts about NFL Draft (Barrows)

Pete Carroll says he’ll miss coaching against Jim Harbaugh (SFGate)

Garcia impressed Rams' Fisher in coaching interview (Maiocco)

Carlos Hyde Trained with LeBron James in Miami (49ers)