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Golden Nuggets: 49ers find Buckner and Sanders replacements

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday April 24, 2020

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The 49ers were able to keep last year’s team together except for Deforest Buckner and Emmanuel Sanders so I guess it should not have been a surprise that they drafted both a defensive tackle and a wide receiver in the first round.

I would like to congratulate the people that thought we would take a tackle at #13 to replace Buckner. I personally thought we still had enough 3 techs and would be more apt to get some depth at edge. I guess you never can have too many 3 techs. Perhaps we can still grab another one on day three?

A lot of people wanted us to trade down with our first round picks. I am not sure trading down from #13 to #14 is what they had in mind? I personally thought we might be aggressive and move up but honestly, moving from #31 to #25 in order to select Brandon Aiyuk never occurred to me. Imagine that!

While I try not to question Kyle Shanahan’s moves, drafting a developmental wide receiver in the first round to go with all of the question marks we already have at the position has me more than a little concerned. Perhaps Aiyuk will end up being a great player some day but I really don’t see him as an immediate replacement for Sanders and I think we may have paid a tad to much. Ok, time to put the claws away and see what they can do. Welcome to the 49ers Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk!

Now onto the sizzling hot links:

Deebo Samuel told former South Carolina teammate Javon Kinlaw he was headed to 49ers David Bonilla

Brandon Aiyuk posts photo wearing 49ers gear at 4 years old Kyle Madson

What’d 49ers ultimately get from DeForest Buckner trade? Kyle Madson

49ers’ huge bet on Brandon Aiyuk brings grade down Kyle Madson

49ers aced draft’s opening round, filling 2 holes on a Super Bowl roster Scott Ostler

No one was more pissed the 49ers took Javon Kinlaw than the Broncos’ Von Miller Grant Marek

Failure for 49ers in First Round Gilbert Brink

Why did 49ers draft ASU WR Brandon Aiyuk? Kyle Madson

49ers players react to the team drafting Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk David Bonilla

49ers players react to the team drafting South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw David Bonilla

Buccaneers trade up for Tristan Wirfs Mike Florio

Mike McGlinchey says 49ers just need to get ‘seven minutes better’ David Bonilla