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Friday, April 24, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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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)

Game-by-game Breakdown of 49ers 2015 Schedule (49ers)