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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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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.

49ers links

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)