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Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The 1st round of the NFL draft is officially one day away. The mock drafts will finally end and we will see what teams do know when they are on the clock. GM John Lynch has been silent on what the 49ers will do with the #9 overall pick. Most experts believe that they will address their defense with the pick. Roquan Smith and Tremaine Edmunds seem to be the favorites to be picked at #9, but they could go for one of the elite defensive backs or a pass rusher.

One position they don’t have to look for is quarterback. It has been a few years since they didn’t need to find a quarterback in the draft. Trading for Jimmy Garoppolo last season allows the 49ers to address the other needs. Most mock drafts have quarterbacks being picked 3 or 4 times in the top 10 picks. The 49ers could trade back with a team looking to draft a quarterback and get an additional pick or 2. Jimmy gives the 49ers options they did not have when he was not on the team.

The 49ers have 9 picks in the draft. The positions they need to address are corner, pass rusher, linebacker, and offensive line. The 49ers should find some good prospects at these positions and they could add another weapon for Jimmy. They had a good draft last season and they will look to continue with this draft.

49ers links

Feels so good | Out of the drafting a QB market this year (Inman)

The #9 pick (Wagoner)

Silent on draft plans (Cohn)

Practicing without coaches (Maiocco)

Working on chemistry with his receivers (Williams)

Need to find an elite rusher | Looking for a pass rusher still (Barrows)

Excited to see what he does his sophomore year | Kittle looking to stay healthy (Maiocco)

22 prospects will be around draft night (Asher)

Prospect power ranking (Biderman)

Could be available later if the 49ers trade back | Marcus Davenport (Inman)

Higher expectations | 2018 expectations (Fann)

No concern with spotlight for Jimmy G (Biderman)

Will be glad not to see anymore | Mock (ESPN)

Vita Vea (Branch)

Is this the guy the 49ers are targeting? | Looking for Tremaine Edmunds (Biderman)

49ers audio

Insider podcast (Maiocco)