On Monday, Jeff Hafley, the 49ers’ defensive back coach, accepted a position on the Ohio State coaching staff. He will now be the Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator. That leaves one coaching vacancy for the 49ers to fill. The 49ers’ secondary is young and the team needs a coach to develop that young talent. They had a NFL-low 2 interceptions this season and they dealt with multiple injuries. If they expect to be a top defense, they will need to have a huge turnaround in the turnover department and keep their players on the field.
GM John Lynch was given a front row seat to see a few potential draft picks with the National Championship having taken place in Levi’s Stadium. A couple of players could be picked at #2 in the draft. We will hear about a few of those pass rushers until the draft. The mock drafts will go back and forth so be prepared for a long offseason.
Edge rusher is that need | Biggest need (ESPN)
Front seven rankings (Renner)
Looking for a new defensive backs coach (Almquist)
Garrett Celek’s injury (Biderman)
His declaration could effect the 49ers draft | Dwayne Haskins declares for the draft (Madson)
Celek played with broken thumb (Madson)
It’s Jimmy’s job | QB controversy (Madson)
Clelin Ferrell (Biderman)
Ronnie Lott on Josh Allen (Maiocco)
Revisiting the 2017 draft class (Madson)