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Golden Nuggets: The 2018 NFL Draft has come to a close

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Your San Francisco 49ers links for Sunday, April 28th 2018

The draft is in the books and the San Francisco 49ers will be signing UDFAs through the night. Most of us have our opinions about how this particular draft shook out.

At first I was getting furious, mostly for how many safeties the team was taking. It also didn’t help that the ACL All-Stars were revived with the pick of Kentavius Street (I blame R2-D2). Hey, I love a guy who can squat 700 pounds. I can only do a third of that, but will he ever squat that much again? ACL tears work in mysterious ways.

A friend looked at me as I was manning the big draft sheet and said, “This is a different regime, different expectations.” I guess he meant Trent Baalke isn’t in charge so I shouldn’t instantly go into this with a pessimistic attitude, but it’s hard given all the drafts 49ers fans have had to endure. For now, John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan get the benefit of the doubt. They made all those picks last year and most of them turned out to be pretty special. Let’s see what these picks can do.

Grading all 9 picks from the 49ers in the 2018 NFL draft (Biderman)

Why the pass-rush needy 49ers didn’t draft a pass-rusher (Branch)

Round 4: 49ers draft DE Kentavius Street, who tore his ACL in March (Barrows)

Instant Analysis: 49ers tap cornerback D.J. Reed in Round 5 of NFL draft (Biderman)

49ers’ John Lynch on his ACL pick: ‘We might have been told about that history’ (Branch)

Matt Millen battling rare illness, will likely need a heart transplant (Pro Football Talk)

Round 7b: 49ers use final pick on receiver Richie James (Barrows)

Lynch identifies three prospects who were most impressive in interviews (Maiocco)

49ers’ improved roster means less chance for draftees to stick (Branch)

49ers draft pick shifts spotlight to Arik Armstead’s uncertain future (Biderman)

R2-D2 announced the 128th pick of the NFL draft for the 49ers (For The Win)

49ers’ sixth-round pick: Florida safety Marcell Harris (Branch)

Why 49ers had to be more strategic on Day 3 of the draft (Barrows)

Instant Analysis: 49ers take defensive lineman Jullian Taylor in Round 7 (Biderman)

What a horrible night to have a curse...