As the combine comes to a close, football fans worldwide have fistfuls of brand new information to theorycraft their favorite NFL teams. Over the past several days, we’ve seen the stock of prospective players rise and fall with the release of results. Unsurprisingly, there has been a fair amount of movement near the very top, as well as a good deal of movement towards the end of the first round.
With the information we currently have at hand, it seems like Myles Garrett has all but secured his position as the top overall pick. The quarterback race has stalled without a clear-cut favorite. Previously unimaginable scenarios have begun to surface in earnest (ANOTHER SAFETY?), and then there’s the haze surrounding Reuben Foster. I personally doubt he takes a fall any further than Tunsil did last year, but it does possibly open further avenues for draftboard maneuvering.
With this event coming to a close by Monday evening, we have less than 24 hours to prepare for the opening of the free agency “legal tampering” period, and then the opening of actual free agency 48 hours later. As usual, the combine results may play some small roles in the upcoming free agency (here’s to hoping Cleveland pays the proverbial big bucks to one FA edge rusher or other!); otherwise, we’ve got a wild ride ahead.
To the nuggets.
Clock ticking on Cousins trade | Barrows, Sac Bee
Pierre Garcon, a potential 49ers free agency target? | Lowder, Ninerswire
Winners, losers from Day 3 workouts | Thompson, Draftwire
Making a case for Safety Malik Hooker at #2 | Biderman, Ninerswire
Garrett’s combine results & hoping he drops to #2 | Biderman, Ninerswire
49ers interested in QB Glennon if Cousins doesn’t work out | Biderman, Ninerswire
LB Foster’s combine exit adds another layer to 49ers draft | Biderman, Ninerswire
49ers defensive line (somehow) in need of talent | Wagoner, ESPN