At some point, the San Francisco 49ers have to get some kind of medical research grant, right? I don't know that I'm fully off board when it comes to the team's continuing insistence on redshirting rookies with serious injuries, but to this point it hasn't yielded anything positive. The team seems less-than enthused about Tank Carradine than the fanbase in general and Marcus Lattimore obviously didn't pan out.
If Brandon Thomas can't seize the starting left guard job this coming season I'll be totally ready to declare the whole thing a failure, and that's not even considering wide receiver DeAndre Smelter, who the 49ers took on Sasturday. Smelter sustained an ACL tear in November and I'd be shocked if he contributed at all next season. Trent Baalke has already claimed that Smelter could be ready early in the season but it seems like a bunch of ... nonsense, to put it nicely.
Anyway ... let's get to your links, shall we?
Trent Baalke is bulletproof (BA Sports Guy)
Meet the 49ers' late-round draft picks (Barrows)
49ers add an eighth tight end in Anderson (Biderman)
Baalke Makes Intriguing Picks on Draft's Final Day (NBC Bay Area)
NFL Draft: Around the NFC West (MercuryNews)
49ers draft giant o-lineman in seventh round (Biderman)