Folks, draft day is upon us. We’ve waited patiently for months. We’ve waded through an unbelievable amount of mock drafts, we’ve steeled ourselves through off-field issues. Here it is.
Of course, what happens? The biggest got-darn monkey wrench imaginable has been thrown to us. I mean, there aren’t enough words to describe how big of a “WHAT IN THE HECK” was thrown our way on Wednesday. It was a foregone conclusion that ol’ Reuben was off to hard time in the clink, and that the 49ers would look to replace his talent, beyond band-aid free agent signings, with a top talent in the draft.
I’ve taken great care to avoid using beat writers’ mock drafts as a staple for the Nuggets. It’s simply not news - it’s mindless entertainment, which often echoes the comments sections at this particular community, perhaps a day or two later. I continue to refuse to do so, but there’s some part of me that’s morbidly interested to see the last minute changes that come about from yesterday’s ... whatever it was. Is Roquan still the front-runner? Does a trade down for McGlinchey make more sense?
As much as I’d like to pontificate one way or other, I’m simply stunned at the gravitas & the timing of the purported victim’s press release. I personally fell head-first into the “Aldon Smith 2.0” camp nearly immediately, so there’s an outside chance that I have some crow to eat.
In other, significantly less important, news, I was admitted to my next grad school yesterday. It’s been a long, stupid road, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
Cheers, folks, it’ll be a wild ride.
One last thing - I’m a huge fan of picking up Nike Elite jerseys at a discount ($300 is unreasonable!). The 49ers shop has the Eric Reid jersey at half off. I picked mine up a few days ago - might be something some of y’all might be interested in.
Draft preview: DT Vita Vea | Branch, SF Gate
Draft preview: LB Roquan Smith | Almquist, KNBR
49ers “covert” LB Tremaine Edmunds | Montero, KNBR
John Lynch looking for effort guys | Barrows, Sac Bee