Not Bad, for a Couple of Rooks

(from Bears)
Solomon Thomas, DE
Thomas is going to make an immediate impact on the defensive line. Rule of Tree said his best comparison in the NFL is the Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, who can play multiple ways on the defensive line effectively.

(from Seahawks, via Falcons)

Reuben Foster, LB
For the year, Foster recorded 115 tackles, including 13 for loss, five sacks and two passes defended. He was a force against the run, clamping down on opposing ball-carriers in Alabama’s historic season of defensive dominance.

Ahkello Witherspoon, CB

(compensatory pick, from Vikings via Chiefs)
C.J. Beathard, QB

(from Colts)
Joe Williams, RB

George Kittle, TE

(compensatory pick, via Broncos)
Trent Taylor, WR
Louisiana Tech

(from Ravens)
D.J. Jones, DT

(from Broncos)
Pita Taumoepenu, LB

(from Saints)
Adrian Colbert, CB

Not a bad haul. And nary a knee injury among the group, although Reuben Foster is a bit of an injury risk. But if he’s playing to form, we got 2 of the top 3 players on a lot of draft boards in Salomon Thomas and Foster.

Beyond that, the Niners have two 2nd round picks and two 3rd round picks for a total of 10 picks again in 2018.  So a good looking haul and a great looking job of moving around for picks next year.

These guys get an A for the first day only. Getting the guy they wanted and gaining 4 picks was an absolute steal. The rest is gravy.  This looks to be a good start to the new front office.

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27 Responses to Not Bad, for a Couple of Rooks

  1. Winder says:

    I have a feeling that these new 49ers are the beginning of a new family atmosphere. No one really expects us to do much of anything this year except to play hard and learn. I think we are gonna surprise some people.

  2. Berger says:

    I hear we are getting Michigan OT Magnussen as an UDFA! We are also getting a QB I had my sights on from Southern Miss. I haven’t seen the QB but I read something about him a month ago I really liked.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Shit, Terrell was signed by the Ravens as a UDFA. Corey Davis’s QB.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    UD Free agent signings

    Cole Hikutini, TE, Louisville
    Donavin Newsom, LB, Missouri
    Victor Bolden, WR, Oregon State
    K.D. Cannon, WR, Baylor
    Lorenzo Jerome, S, Saint Francis
    JP Flynn, OL, Montana State
    Matt Breida, RB, Georgia Southern
    Nick Mullens, QB, Southern Miss
    Jimmie Gilbert, LB, Colorado
    Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan
    Darrell Williams, OT, Western Kentucky
    Jon Toth, C, Kentucky – per his agent
    Kendrick Bourne, WR, Eastern Washington

    OF note is Sou Miss’s QB Nick Mullens. Skinny kid who can make throws. 6’1″ 187 lb. Doubtful but worth a shot. Joe part II? Hey! Speaking of Joe, a Dwight Clark sighting at the Giants game.

  5. Winder says:

    We got some QB’s now, let the completion begin. We also got some running backs, I never heard of em but that doesn’t mean anything. So far there is not much about this team that looks the same.

  6. Lurker John says:

    I like it, 3 UDFA O-lineman to get the competition going.

  7. NJ49er says:

    2 UDFAs that I like, at least on stats are, S Lo Jerome and WR KD Cannon.
    Both guys are a bit undersized but, in both cases, were pretty productive in College.

    Also had LB Jimmie Gilbert on my wish list as a potential conversion prospect –
    Tall enough to add some meat to his bones, which he needs in spades IMO.

    All in all, roll of the dice and see what develops with all of them.

  8. NJ49er says:

    JP Flynn doesn’t look too shabby either. Gets on the move pretty well.
    Puts guys on the ground too.

  9. NJ49er says:

    Looks like Magnuson worked on the Right side at both RG/RT

  10. Berger says:

    A friend from high school is mighty happy today, his nephew Victor Bolden just signed with the 49ers! He’d been talking him up all this last college season.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Got to like this . . .

  12. Nipper says:

    Well after all the chest pumping and the bright lights and the mugging and hugging in front of the cameras the only thing we know for sure there will be massive changes to the Niner roster next season. A lot of guys from last seasons 2 win effort have walked the plank off the ship and more will do so. Will the new guys we worth anything? Only time will tell.

  13. Berger says:

    It is hard to believe we won’t have one the best D-lines n the NFL. John Lynch said again yesterday they will be used to attack instead of two gapping. It was so weird last year knowing we drafted very athletic linemen and then the coach tells them to hold the point for a bunch of 2nd string linebackers. The defense should create a lot of turnovers this year if the line does its job well.

    • Lurker John says:

      Gotta love the DL depth Shana-Lynch have amassed for camp. There’s going to be some serious competition for those spots. That video I posted yesterday really gives an insight into the approach those two are taking with this thing. All business and everything will be earned, no sentiment or false loyalties. It should be a fun camp to follow.

  14. NJ49er says:

    Lynch might be in the right place at the right time regarding the Trade Bonanza that occurred this weekend –

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Bergs, the defense last year was laughable. I thought we were better than we played, and there were stretches that we did play OK. But the linebackers were nowhere to be found on any given play. Some of that was the lack of OLBs that were getting behind the line, and the pass rush was non-existent. But the main part was losing in the trenches. Our ILBs were regularly getting obliterated on the 2nd level. I wasn’t too thrilled with the O’Neill hire, but I didn’t really know bupkis about him other than he ran a 3-4 and we were already doing that.

  16. NJ49er says:

    Guess there’s some room to thank Jeff Fisher for netting us some extra Picks?

    • unca_chuck says:

      I don’t think Fisher had anything to do with the Bears trading up, but he’ll certainly fuck the guy up should he try to coach him up. More power to him!

  17. NJ49er says:

    This is what I like to see…
    A kid who WANTS it –

    • NJ49er says:

      Plenty of passion in this bio too – Does some KR duties as well – Wish him well.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    The Fordham Flash!!

  19. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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