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Golden Nuggets: Is Smelter faster than a speeding bullet?

49ers links for October 21, 2016

As everyone knows by now, 6’-2” 226 pound DeAndre Smelter has recently joined the 49ers practice squad after recovering from an ACL tear and then hamstring problems earlier this year. Wait a second, he lost 15 pounds. If you happen to see it laying around, you may want to give him a call. Anyway, he is down to a svelte 210 pounds.

How fast is he? nfldraftscout has his times listed as (low 4.42), (time 4.52), (high 4.63) but I think it is all speculation. Bleacher Report calls him “big, fast, and productive”. says:

STRENGTHS: Good-sized target with ideal build, physique and length for the position. Uses his body well to shield defenders. Large hands and catching radius to snare the ball away from his body, highpointing and securing.”

The most amazing part of Smelter may be his 11 inch paws. When I think mine are probably 7 inches, it amazes me that anyone could have hands that are 4 inches larger. Maybe he will fizzle out or maybe he ends up in the Hall of Fame, it is anybody’s guess. If I squint my eyes just right, I can totally imagine Trent Baalke and Jed York being his co presenters.

Now onto the world famous links.

49ers hope Mike Davis' production goes up with weight down Chris Biderman

Team unlikely to pass on quarterback in '17 Eric Branch

Empathetic Torrey Smith explains why he doesn't kneel with Colin Kaepernick Chris Biderman

DeAndre Smelter gets second chance with 49ers Matt Maiocco

DeForest Buckner is now the 49ers' most important player in 2016 Kevin Jones

DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead Recall Rose Bowl Memories vs. Jameis Winston Joe Fann

Kelly already sees Kaepernick improvement Matt Maiocco

Rashard Robinson returns to 49ers practice after suffering concussion Chris Biderman

1-on-1: 49ers DL DeForest Buckner 49er Video

Chip Kelly discusses DeAndre Smelter and Will Redmond's return 49ERSWEBZONE

49ers notes: DeAndre Smelter returns to team, minus 15 pounds Matt Barrows

Chip Kelly: 'I'm not going anywhere' Matt Maiocco

Kelly on commitment to 49ers: 'I'm not going anywhere' Eric Branch

49ers CB Robinson on pace to return to action against Bucs Matt Maiooco

Get to Know 49ers CB Keith Reaser Taylor Price

With Hyde Out, Davis and Draughn Will Need to Produce Doug Williams

Bucs head coach Koetter: 'I still believe in Blaine' Matt Maiocco