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San Francisco 49ers links for Friday March 1, 2019

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There has recently been a lot of hype about the 49ers getting either Antonio Brown or Odell Beckham Jr. I can see people’s points. We have apparently given up on Pierre Garcon and we are in need of a replacement. While Marquise Goodwin, Dante Pettis, Kendrick Bourne, Richie James and Trent Taylor are all good players, it would be nice to have a wide receiver of the caliber of Brown or Beckham.

On the other hand I am pretty sure Kyle Shanahan drafted Dante Pettis to be the 49ers playmaker of the future and I think Dante was beginning to live up to Kyle’s expectations toward the end of the season. I admit I have a huge amount of faith in Shanahan’s ability to find and coach up wide receivers which makes me a bit of a homer when it comes to Pettis’ future. I don’t know if he will ever become a perennial all pro but I do expect him to become one of the better wide receivers in the league.

Quite a few people on Niners Nation have mentioned that we still need a big wide receiver and I tend to agree with them. Fortunately there are a few of these big wide receivers that are expected to go early in this year’s draft. My favorite is DK Metcalf. I think that guy is the real deal and could be the best big wide receiver since Julio Jones. Unfortunately I also think we need to pick an edge player with our #2 pick and DK Metcalf is going to go in the first round. I personally think he would be worth spending whatever it takes to move up to get him. To me he is that final piece in our offensive puzzle and is worth whatever it takes to get him. I wonder what Kyle Shanahan thinks of him?

Here is a list of wide receivers over six foot one inches tall that are expected to go on days one or two of the draft, perhaps you have your own favorite?

  • DK Metcalf 6’3
  • N’Keal Harry 6’2
  • Emanuel Hall 6’2
  • JJ Arcega-Whiteside 6’2
  • Jalen Hurd 6’5
  • Anthony Johnson 6’2
  • Kelvin Harmon 6’2
  • Lil’Jordan Humphrey 6’4
  • Hakeem Butler 6’5
  • Antoine Wesley 6’4

Now onto those sizzling hot links:

P.S. Don’t forget to read how both Lynch and Shanahan believe in Joshua Garnett

Wide receivers we probably won’t get

49ers have not inquired about Antonio Brown Charean Williams

What is 49ers plan at receiver without Antonio Brown in mix? Cam Inman

49ers must weigh Antonio Brown vs. other team needs Vinnie Iyer

John Lynch discusses Antonio Brown David Bonilla

49ers out of Antonio Brown sweepstakes Kirstie Chiappelli

Former NFL scout believes Odell Beckham Jr. will be a Niner in March David Bonilla

Odell Beckham Jr. not on NFL trade market Matt Maiocco

John Lynch

6 Key Takeaways from John Lynch’s Combine Press Conference Joe Fann

John Lynch gushes over QB Kyler Murray Eric Branch

49ers GM John Lynch discusses Nick Bosa David Bonilla

Transcript: 49ers general manager John Lynch Site Staff

John Lynch on ‘disruptive’ 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead: David Bonilla

49ers hope to get a long-term deal done with kicker Robbie Gould David Bonilla

Other news

CJ Beathard is reason 49ers found George Kittle Kyle Madson

Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch believe in Joshua Garnett, Mike Person Jennifer Lee Chan

How the 49ers 2018 Rookie Class Performed at the NFL Combine Kelana Martin

How futures of Nick Foles, Derek Carr and Josh Rosen affect 49ers Kyle Madson

Jimmy Garoppolo on schedule to return for OTA work Charean Williams

Predicting the year’s breakout offense Dan Schneier

NFL combine offers 49ers a chance to get to know Nick Bosa, Josh Allen Nick Wagoner

Richard Sherman thinks 49ers in mix for Earl Thomas Josh Alper

Long Titles

This is a good year to be looking for defensive linemen, says 49ers GM John Lynch David Bonilla

How playing at Folsom High School prepared Alabama’s Jonah Williams for the NFL Draft Chris Biderman

Kyler Murray’s rising stock could have big implications for the 49ers’ No. 2 pick Chris Biderman

49ers say they want these two pending free agents back, but they aren’t signed yet Chris Biderman