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Golden Nuggets: 128 days until Ji’Ayir Brown plays football

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Saturday, May 6th, 2023

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Scouting new 49ers safety Ji’Ayir Brown and his ‘uncanny way of getting picks’ (paywall)

“I think the game probably will actually be a little bit easier for him because it isn’t as gimmicky in the pros. Reverse, double reverse — they do a lot of that stuff, too, but it isn’t the zone read every game, it isn’t the option. Some of the stuff you have to work on as a college player you don’t have to work on quite as much as a pro player.”

Matt Maiocco discusses whether Sam Darnold could win starting job from Brock Purdy

““I did not say the most talented quarterback,” Maiocco said. I said the most talented thrower of the football. I did not say he’s the best quarterback. That would be stupid. That would be wrong.”

Did 49ers find another gem in Round 7?

“The other thing that stands out with Bell is his tenacity and willingness to get his hands dirty as a blocker. Those two things could serve him well in carving out an offensive role eventually, but it’s also easy to see how a player with his demeanor would make an impact on special teams. Kick coverage is Bell’s likeliest path to the roster.”

Breaking down TCU LB Dee Winters to the 49ers

“Winters ran a 4.49 40-yard dash and a 1.56 10-yard split at the NFL Combine, which is evident on tape when seeing his trigger, downhill explosiveness, and sideline-to-sideline speed.”