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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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One more day until the NFL draft’s 1st round begins. The months of rumors and mock drafts will come to an end and we will find out how close we really were to correctly picking the players. We will learn how John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan plan on rebuilding the 49ers from its current state. The 49ers have kept their plans for their 1st round pick under wraps.

The 49ers have been rumored to select quite a few players for the #2 pick. Solomon Thomas, Leonard Fournette, Mitch Trubisky, Malik Hooker, and Jamal Adams are a few to have earned the pick in mock drafts. Quarterback at #2 makes little sense if Kyle is interested in reuniting with Kirk Cousins next offseason. A quarterback will be drafted later in the draft to help provide competition to Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley.

Solomon Thomas has been mocked as the #2 pick the most, but I think the team goes with another position group after the 49ers drafted defensive linemen the last 2 drafts in the 1st round. The idea of drafting a safety is intriguing because of the possibility of Jimmie Ward staying at corner due to the release of Tramaine Brock. Both Malik Hooker and Jamal Adams would be good picks. But the outcome the 49ers really want is to trade back in the draft. They need more picks. With no surefire player at #2, the ability to get more picks would be welcome by Lynch and Shanahan.

49ers Links

Joe Staley can’t play for ever | Planning For The OL Future (Wagoner)

Big need | Edge Rushers Needed (PFF)

That seemed to be lacking for awhile | Unity Between GM And HC (Williams)

Anyone want it? | #2 Pick Interest (Maiocco)

At Number 2 (Barrows)

Rather trade out | Solomon Thomas (Inman)

Would be a good pick | Lynch’s 1st Pick A Safety? (Jones)

Yes please | Safety (Inman)

5th Year Option (PFF)

49ers Need Sacks (Inman)

200 Players On The Board (Maiocco)

Another Addition To The 49ers Hall of Fame (49ers Staff)

The Risk With #2 (Steele)

A good draft is a need for this team to rebuild | Getting A Good Haul (Biderman)

#44 (Maiocco)

Awesome news | Tom Rathman To Be Inducted (Biderman)

Great Honor For Tom (Inman)

Not likely | Will Browns Help 49ers? (Biderman)

Tom Rathman (49ers Staff)

Congrats to the legendary #44 | 49ers Will Induct Rathman (Branch)

Haason Reddick (Biderman)

Not the culture of the 49ers the last few years | Working In Secrecy (Biderman)

2016 Draft Class (49ers Staff)

1st Round Mock (Branch/Tafur)

No thanks | DL At #2 (Lander)

Odds On The Pick (Chung)

49ers Video

John Lynch (NFL Video)