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Golden Nuggets: Three rookie starters

San Francisco 49ers links for October 14, 2016

Is this rookie draft class better than the ones we have had in the past few years or do we just have a coach that believes in getting rookies into the games? Not only have we had Rishard Robinson and DeForest Buckner starting, it looks like Joshua Garnett is close to breaking into the starting lineup as well. Blair has been in on a few snaps every game on the defensive line and Kevin Burbridge is getting some snaps at WR.

Will we see Will Redmond returning to practice next week? Who knows, we could have as many as five rookies getting meaningful playing time by the end of the season. What a difference from the days when we impatiently waited years to see our drafted players getting into any games.

You add in Arik Armstead, Jaquiski Tartt, Eli Harold and Trenton Brown from last year and we may actually have found some talent in the last two drafts. Eli Harold might not be that great as a starter but he will be just fine as a backup if we can ever find an outside linebacker that can get to the quarterback. Count them, that is nine players from the last two drafts and we still have guys like John Theus and Prince Charles in the background that just might surprise us some day.

Now onto my world famous links.

Can Kaepernick Play? We're About to Find Out Albert Breer

Steve Young not a fan of the way the 49ers named Kap starting QB Kevin Jones

49ers coach Jim O'Neil was mentored by Bills' Rex Ryan ERic Branch

On 49ers: A Chip Kelly his ex-players might not recognize Matt Barrows

Time for the 49ers to sweep out Trent Baalke Grant Cohn

Marcell Dareus may be out again this week Josh Alper

49ers STEAM Education Program Makes Impact at 2016 California STEM Symposium Emily Lucas

49ers uncertain who will start at right guard against Bills Chris Biderman

Chip Kelly: 'Depth' comment wasn't shot at 49ers' talent Eric Branch

Kelly explains why he did not try to keep QB change a secret from Bills Matt Maiocco

NaVorro Bowman had surgery on Achilles this week Site Staff

Rashard Robinson's playing so well, he might stick when Jimmie Ward returns Chris Biderman

49ers center Daniel Kilgore voices support for Blaine Gabbert Kevin Jones

49ers Rookie G Joshua Garnett Gives Update on Personal Growth Taylor Price

Kerley did not like returning punts with Jets, 'it's different' with 49ers Matt Maiocco

NFL Mock Draft 2017: Browns, 49ers take calculated QB risks Erik Galko

Projecting the 2017 NFL quarterback market Bill Barnwell