Good morning everyone. On this day two weeks from now, the NFL draft will finally kick off and the endless speculation that will all end up being mostly wrong can finally end. Yesterday, the 49ers hosted a local pro day featuring 65 of the prospects from local universities that may not be in the national spotlight. But the most interesting thing to come from the event was Trent Baalke's session with the media. He talked on a number of issues including Justin Smith's lack of a decision and how it will affect their draft strategy.
The most interesting tidbit of info from Baalke had to be Aldon Smith. In an off season of terrible news, Aldon Smith appears to be a bright spot. He is apparently showing great work ethic and being a leader in the off season program. I was very encouraged to see this on twitter yesterday, and it sounds like he is doing great work with the team as well. He is such a talented player and it would be a shame if off the field issues stopped him from realizing his potential that could very well see him in Canton if he has a few more years like his rookie and sophomore campaigns. To the links!
Miller's case remains under review by DA's Office (Gin)
Green Beret Nate Boyer relishes his audition at 49ers pro day (Inman)
On 49ers: Entering Year 6, Trent Baalke’s draft patterns are distinct (Barrows)
49ers endured rough offseason but Baalke declares roster has no holes (Barrows)
Aldon Smith looks 'hungry' to GM Trent Baalke (ESPN)
Aldon Smith looking solid, emerging as leader in offseason workouts (Inman)
49ers notes: Bruce Miller absent; Baalke mum on Dorial Green-Beckham (Barrows)
Baalke likes what he sees from new WR corps; won’t rule out draft nor Green-Beckham (Inman)
Baalke: Justin Smith's decision will not impact 49ers' draft (Maiocco)
No worries now about Levi’s Stadium field (of dreams, dirt bikes, wrestlers, concerts, monster trucks, etc.) (Inman)