The 49ers enter today’s NFL draft with perhaps the most talented roster in the league and more selections than any other team.
That should make this year’s three-day draft more exciting than usual — expect plenty of trades — and gives the 49ers a rare chance to sustain their recent success for the foreseeable future.
For general manager Trent Baalke, it’s an opportunity — and a burden. With so many picks, this year’s draft will be scrutinized for years to come. If he hits a home run, Baalke will create a legacy. If he comes up short, it will be considered a colossal waste.
- Matt Barrows, Sacramento Bee
After shipping cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the No. 13 overall pick in the draft, the New York Jets seem like a perfect match to help the Raiders acquire that second-rounder they desperately need.
Revis was the Jets’ best player, and now they need to find a cornerback to replace him in the pass-heavy AFC East.
Dee Milliner is the best cornerback in this year’s draft class, and the Jets need to grab him while they can. With that being said, there’s no guarantee he will still be available at No. 9.
- Steven Slivka, Yahoo! Contributors Network
These comebacks have all been brilliant, but everything else needs to go right if the San Francisco Giants want to convert these inspiring moments into wins. They’ve have been ridiculously adept at making deficits go away so far this season, something that happened in all three games of this series against the Arizona D-Backs. But they’re still heading to San Diego with a two-game losing streak.- Bay Area Sports Guy
If all goes well and there are no setbacks, Cespedes should be available to suit up for Oakland on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. With that being said, the Athletics are not going to put Cespedes in the lineup unless they are sure he is ready. There is no point in pushing him too far too fast this early in the season.
- Michael Terrill, Rant Sports