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Friday, April 10, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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The NFL Draft is so close I can taste it. Due to my move, I've done a whole lot less studying up on prospects than I have in recent years, which means I have absolutely no idea how this is going to go down for the San Francisco 49ers but I'm no less excited for it. I have no idea what position the 49ers will be targeted in the first round, but I imagine they've already got a guy in mind -- that's just how Trent Baalke works. He finds his guy, he gets his guy and that's that.

I think there's a lot to the rumors about potentially trading up for a wide receiver. I don't necessarily think it's the smartest move given some of the other team needs at the moment, but I really think San Francisco desperately wanted in on someone like Odell Beckham last year, and couldn't move up due to the fact they were picking at the back of the round. Things are different this time around.

Anyway, draft visits are happening and such. Let's jump right in to your links for the day.

49ers announce 2015 exhibition schedule (Maiocco)

Ranking the 49ers' draft needs (BA Sports Guy)

49ers to visit with Ohio State wideout Devin Smith (Barrows)

Best draft route is least popular for 49ers (Biderman)

Trent Baalke's usual 49ers draft-trade game plan: He has never given up more than a 3rd-round pick to move up, and it's a good game plan (Kawakami)

Mel Kiper Jr. mock 4.0: 49ers select DL Arik Armstead (Gutierrez)

Nine picks, nine 49ers draft needs (Maiocco)

Rookie steal? 49ers to look at point guard-turned-tight end (Barrows)

Balke's 49ers draft patterns, Kaepernick's complicated situation (Kawakami)

A way too-early 49ers defensive depth chart (Gutierrez)

49ers eye former college basketball player (Maiocco)

Some See 49ers as Worst Team in NFC West (NBC Bay Area)

49ers Radio: Boldin's Kap Comments, NFL Draft Talk (49ers)