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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Thursday, May 5th, 2022

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Deebo Samuel once again following 49ers on Instagram

“Deebo Samuel is once again following his team, the San Francisco 49ers, on Instagram. That’s significant considering the drama that ensued when the dynamic wide receiver stopped following the team, removed his profile picture, and all other 49ers-related content from his profile on the social media platform.”

‘You can work out anything’: How the San Francisco 49ers and Deebo Samuel find the ‘best thing’

“But just because the Niners don’t want to deal Samuel doesn’t mean his stance has changed. Which means it’s up to the Niners to figure out how to make Samuel happy. It’s why Shanahan and Lynch spoke with more cautious optimism than confidence about Samuel’s future with the team.”

49ers to play 2022 regular season game in Mexico City

“The game is scheduled for Monday, November 21 at Estadio Azteca in the Mexican capital. It will count as a road game for the 49ers.”

Why the 49ers Drafted Tyrion Davis-Price

“Remember, the 49ers were trotting out a duct taped running back room for a stretch last season. It got to a point where Trenton Cannon was the backup running back. The 49ers were just signing so many running backs and taking them off of another team’s practice squad.”

UDFA Jason Poe is the most intriguing prospect of the 49ers draft class

“The offensive lineman from Mercer stands 6’1” tall, weighs 300 pounds, and runs a 4.89 40-yard dash. He also put up 34 reps on the bench press, a 31.5” vertical jump, and a 9’3” broad jump.

Jason Poe is an athlete.

To hear him tell it, he’s an interior offensive lineman slash fullback. And when you watch him run routes, you can see that he absolutely could profile at fullback.”

Branch: What skill makes 49ers top pick Drake ‘The Freak’ Jackson so unique? (paywall)

“But we see that on his get-off (from the line). He’s a highly talented mover with special length for someone who is 6-3, and he can do all this at 270-plus pounds. So it’s all very exciting.”

Nick Bosa, Trey Lance among those who immediately welcomed Drake Jackson to the 49ers

“It’s so wild that this happened because she’s been manifesting this since I was in high school,” Jackson shared. “She seen a 49ers jersey that had 99 on it, and it had my last name on it. Ever since then, she said, ‘That was a sign. I already know you’re going to the 49ers.’ Ever since the draft started, she was always wishing on the 49ers. ... As soon as it was time, it was just destiny.”

Larry Krueger, John Chapman break down 49ers draft picks

“Both agreed that Jackson had some bad coaching in college, and was in a bad scheme for his ability. He was often played out of position, not taking advantage of what he does best, which is get after the quarterback. Jackson still needs to develop, but he has great bend and loads of potential. He will most likely be used as part of the rotation at first. The 49ers will take their time with him until he’s ready to be used more.”

Barrows: Deep thoughts on the NFL Draft, including why 49ers went RB with their second pick (paywall)

“Drafting injured players has been rare for the 49ers. Their last two drafts, in fact, have been notable for how durable the prospects have been in college. Jackson (one game), receiver Danny Gray (two) and offensive lineman Spencer Burford (two) missed time due to injury in 2021.”

Era-adjusted fantasy football player rankings: Jerry Rice, QB icons set gold standard for the San Francisco 49ers (paywall)

“Rice is arguably the best fantasy player of all-time, as no player has ever been as consistently dominant as Rice over an 11-year span. From 1986-96, Rice ranked first or second in WR PPR points in every season except 1988, when he ranked third in that category. His non-PPR rankings in that span were equally impressive, as Rice placed first eight times, second two times, and fourth on one occasion.”