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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Many post draft evaluations have the San Francisco 49ers grading out well. The 49ers addressed most of their needs with their picks. They needed help on the defensive and offensive lines. Their 1st 2 picks addressed both those needs. They then addressed their secondary with their next 2 picks being cornerbacks and adding one more for good measure with their last pick.

DL DeForest Buckner should give the 49ers defensive line an immediate impact this season. The 49ers needed players to pressure the quarterback and he looks like a great player to do just that. If the team is able to pressure quarterbacks, the secondary will improve. The 3 cornerbacks taken will add competition to the 49ers current secondary. With the NFL now being a passing league, cornerbacks and pass rushers are extremely important to the success of a defensive unit.

OL Joshua Garnett, John Theus, and Fahn Cooper will be tasked to add depth at the 49ers most needed unit. Last season, the offensive line play was atrocious. The 49ers quarterbacks were consistently pressured and were not given time to throw passes downfield. Trent Baalke had to address the need and he did. In the NFC West, the 49ers face some of the best defensive lines in the NFL, so they need to be able to block well to have any sort of shot to win games.

49ers Links

No Intention Of Joining 49ers (Florio)

Good to have Reid back another year | Option Picked Up (Associated Press)

The last trade partner found their QB | Kap Likely Staying Put (Barnwell)

Ex-49er Charged (Associated Press)

Stubblefield's Attorney Claims His Innocence (Florio)

Welcome! Hopefully you can fill a need on this receiving corp | New WR (Williams)

Offseason Program Dates (49ers Staff)

Completely Innocent (NBC Bay Area Staff)

No Trade Likely (Barrows)

Could be his last year if his picks don't pan out once again | Baalke On Hot Seat? (Maiocco)

Stubblefield Denies Allegations (Elias)

Clog up the middle and collapse the pocket. All he has to do | How Buckner Fits (Plocher)

Kap Situation (Biderman)

Welcome! | 5 Things About New G Garnett (Fann)

Welcome! Expecting big things | 5 Things About New DL Buckner (Emerick)

Way, way too early | Way Too Early 2017 Mock Draft (Mercury News)

Pac-12 players. Not going too far | From Rivals To Teammates (Fann)

This issue was not resolved | Rent Issues (CSN Bay Area)

Good grade | A- Draft Grade (Price)

Joshua Garnett Twitter Q&A (49ers Staff)

Team Files For Arbitration (NBC Bay Area Staff)

Right At Home (

Denies Charges (Associated Press)

Chip's 1st 49ers Draft (Biderman)

Great ability in space. Maybe Chip can utilize him well | Secret Weapon? (Felice)


1st Rounders At HQ (49ers Video)


Draft Recap (49ers Radio)