Good morning folks. We're now less than a week away from the 2015 NFL Draft getting underway. That also means we're less than a week away from all of collectively saying "Who?" shortly after Trent Baalke phones in the San Francisco 49ers' selection at No. 15 overall. The current regime has a history of going in weird directions with their first-round picks, with varying degrees of success.
Let's just hope this selection is more Aldon Smith (from a talent perspective) than A.J. Jenkins, yeah? Honestly, this team is so bad at drafting receivers in the first round if they say a name I don't immediately recognize I'll be positive that guy is bad. Then again, I'm famously pessimistic. I also have done very little research on this Arik Armstead fellow, because I'm convinced the 49ers aren't going to take a defensive lineman in the first round. In my mind, they'll go with a receiver or a cornerback.
At the top of my draft wishlist? A running back in the second round. But that's probably just me. Onto your links for the day.
49ers had Thomas rated as second-round talent (Maiocco)
Arik Armstead to 49ers? Mike Mayock calls it 'the logical pick' (Barrows)
49ers draft outlook: Offensive line (Maiocco)
Possible 49ers' Target Armstead Has Some Critics (NBC Bay Area)
Haley to announce 49ers' second-round draft pick (Maiocco)
49ers position group pre-draft analysis: RBs (Inman)
49ers 2015 schedule released today, so let's predict wins and losses (BA Sports Guy)
Jon Gruden: Jim Harbaugh an outstanding NFL coach (Gutierrez)
49ers guide to drafting a receiver early (Scout)
Jack Del Rio happy to have Michael Crabtree with Raiders (ESPN)
Draft Expert: Arik Armstead a 'Perfect Fit' for What 49ers Need (49ers)
Comparing 2015 Draft Prospects to Current 49ers (49ers)
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee Announces Plans for Fan Village in Downtown San Francisco (49ers)