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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The San Francisco 49ers added 11 players in the NFL Draft this past weekend. The 49ers did what a rebuilding team should do in the draft by adding bulk in the trenches. They selected 2 defensive linemen and 3 offensive linemen. In addition, they added 3 cornerbacks (one coming off an ACL injury just as Trent Baalke likes), a quarterback, a running back, and a wide receiver.

The 49ers added players in their top 5 biggest position needs. They also added 11 undrafted players to their roster. One of the reasons that the 49ers may have selected skill position players late in the draft is because they expect Chip Kelly to get more out of the offense this year using the same players from last season. Chip is known as an offensive coach so the offense should already be improved from last season just by having him.

Eric Reid had his 5th year option picked up by the 49ers on Monday. He will be back for the 2017 season on a base salary of $5.67 million. He was on the last year of his current deal, but the 49ers decided to keep him another year while possibly working on a long term deal.

49ers Links

Much needed to help with the defensive pressure | DeForest Buckner One Of The Best Picks (Renner)

The trenches were addressed as predicted | Stuck To Draft Board (Maiocco)

With the team until 2018 | Reid's Option Picked Up (Jackson)

49ers Pick Up 5th Yr Option For Reid (Barrows)

Interesting pick in the later rounds | New QB (Williams)

Eric Reid Is Back (Maiocco)

Reid's Long Term Future In Air (Inman)

Option Exercised (49ers Staff)

$5 Million Option For S Reid (Biderman)

Leaving ESPN | Trent Dilfer Not Joining 49ers (Inman)

5th Year (

Not interested | No Role For Trent Dilfer (Biderman)

Players Drafted And Not Drafted (Cohn)

They did well. Needed help on both lines | Make The Grade? (Sacramento Bee)

Team Chaplain Helps Make Pick? (Maiocco)

Another Aussie (

Thoughts On The Draft (Barrows)

Draft Breakdown (49ers Staff)

Roster Bubble (Biderman)

A little too early depth chart | Projected Depth Chart (Cohn)

Missed Picks (Biderman)

Another 49er in the news | Stubblefield Charged With Rape (Maiocco)

Rape Allegations (Florio)

Charges For Former 49er (Rodgers)

Stubblefield's Charges (Biderman)

Draft Fallout (BASG)

Conventional (Ludlow)


Welcome rookies | 1st Round Picks Arrive (49ers Video)

Live Update (49ers Video)


Draft Picks Join Podcast (49ers Audio)