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Golden Nuggets: Why we should possibly wait to draft a quarterback.

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San Francisco 49ers links for Friday March 24, 2017

It would be nice to draft a shiny new quarterback of the future in the first round of the draft but is that the right choice? Chances are very likely that Shanahan and Lynch will get one chance to pick a quarterback in the first found of a draft during their careers with the 49ers and there is a very good chance that their success or lack of success will be defined by that choice. Do they really need to make that choice this year or would it be better to wait?

I am in no way referring to whether the draft class is going to be better next year. I am talking about whether Shanahan and Lynch are comfortable with making that choice so quickly? Many general managers have made the mistake of going after their franchise quarterback before they were truly ready to make that decision. I have no problem with Shanahan picking a quarterback in the first round if he feels that strongly about a certain quarterback but I can’t see drafting one in the first round unless he is absolutely convinced.

I just am not sure it is a good idea to draft a quarterback before you have begun to create an identity for your offense. Make that first round pick count Kyle. We are depending on you.

Anyway, hopefully I will find time to put together some facts on this, but until then, have fun with this morning’s sizzling hot links.

Competition Committee proposes change to hiring procedures for coaches Mike Florio

LB Michael Wilhoite is signing with the Seahawks David Bonilla

5 Notes from Kyle Shanahan at Stanford's Pro Day Joe Fann

49ers coaches watch Christian McCaffrey, Solomon Thomas at Stanford Matt Barrows

How Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, throwing to a flamed-out SI cover guy, helped his NFL draft stock Eric Edholm

Carmen Policy says the 49ers came close to acquiring John Lynch as a player

Kevin Jones

Kyle Shanahan attends Stanford pro day, while John Lynch scouts QBs Matt Maiocco

WR Quinton Patton signs with Jets David Bonilla

Kyle Shanahan attends Stanford pro day David Bonilla

Two ex-49ers in ESPN's top 20 list of available free agents David Bonilla

49ers GM John Lynch takes in top QB prospect's pro day Chris Biderman

Ex-49ers WR Torrey Smith can't believe Kaepernick remains unsigned David Bonilla

Jim Harbaugh wants peanuts Grant Cohn

Goodell says he's "fine" with Trump's comment on Kaepernick Michael David Smith

Bernie Kosar on Dwight Clark ALS diagnosis: "I could make a joke" Michael David Smith