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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Friday, March 24th, 2023

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49ers announce 4 coaching hires

“The San Francisco 49ers today announced that the team has hired Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator, Klint Kubiak as offensive passing game specialist, Jacob Webster as defensive quality control coach and Max Molz as coaching operations assistant.”

2023 NFL draft a good time for 49ers to flip script on past mistakes

“In Round 3 since they took over in 2017 they’ve selected cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon, quarterback CJ Beathard, linebacker Fred Warner, defensive back Tarvarius Moore, wide receiver Jalen Hurd, running back Trey Sermon, cornerback Ambry Thomas, running back Tyrion Davis-Price and wide receiver Danny Gray.”

49ers 2023 NFL Draft big board 2.0: Top targets include right tackles and pass rushers (paywall)

“YaYa Diaby, Louisville: He might need pass-rush refinement, but there seems to be plenty of room for growth with Diaby, who fires off the line of scrimmage and has an obvious power element to his game. He had nine sacks last year at Louisville and seems like someone who’s just scratching the surface.

49ers have no plans to trade Javon Kinlaw, per report

““That will allow defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw to work part-time in a robust rotation,” Inman wrote. “Kinlaw, by the way, is starting this offseason with a healthier knee than in past years. The 49ers have no designs to trade him ahead of the fourth (and final) year of his rookie contract.”

49ers met with Wisconsin S John Torchio, who may attend local pro day ahead of NFL Draft

“Torchio (6-1, 208) registered 55 tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack, six passes defensed, five interceptions, and two touchdowns through 13 game appearances as a senior in 2022, per Sports Reference. He recorded 97 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, nine interceptions, and two touchdowns through his four collegiate seasons.”

NFL Draft: 49ers meeting with Wisconsin OL Tyler Beach

“Beach (6-6, 312) has experience at guard and tackle. After blocking along the edges, he moved to left guard in his final season with the Badgers, the position many expect him to play in the NFL.”

Sam Darnold eager to learn from 49ers, reunite with Christian McCaffrey

“Darnold, speaking with 49ers team reporter Lindsey Pallares after signing his one-year deal with San Francisco, shared his eagerness to learn and continue to develop under head coach Kyle Shanahan.”