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San Francisco 49ers links for Friday, May 13, 2016.

Good morning! And of course, happy Friday the 13th! Hopefully it works out ok for you.

This is the last weekend before four weeks of OTAs. They are not every day of the next four weeks, but they require enough media availability that we'll have some new information to overanalyze. After that, things quiet down again until training camp in late July. Another benchmark leading up to the 2016 season!

The beat writers have begun the process of speaking with college position coaches for the various rookies. We'll be looking into that as well, but for now, Eric Branch and Matt Barrows have interesting interviews with college position coaches for Will Redmond and Jeff Driskel. Both happen to be ex-NFL players, so they certainly have an idea of what it takes to compete at the next level. I suppose Tim Rattay didn't have great success in the NFL, but he had a brief career. So, hello to an old friend1

Rookies

Ex-NFL CB Townsend: 49ers rookie Redmond has talent, tenacity (Branch)
Tim Rattay on Jeff Driskel: An athletic QB who knows how to throw from the pocket (Barrows)
Daniel Kilgore, Ronald Blair Share Mutual Respect Through Appalachian State Connection (49ers.com)
How to Follow 49ers Rookie Class on Social Media (49ers.com)

49ers.com Video

College Highlights of 49ers RB Kelvin Taylor
Do You: 49ers C Daniel Kilgore
Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington's Handshake
Rookie Spotlight: 49ers DL DeForest Buckner

Wynton McManis signing

49ers sign undrafted rookie linebacker (Maiocco)
49ers sign LB Wynton McManis and waive LB Kevin Anderson (49erswebzone.com)
San Francisco 49ers Sign LB Wynton McManis, Waive LB Kevin Anderson (49ers.com)

Other

Bucky Brooks: "49ers Might’ve Expended More Capital Than Needed." (NFL Network)
49ers Wide Receivers Not All About Speed, Rather Route Running Holds Key (Sakamoto)