The 49ers addressed their defensive and offensive lines atop the draft and could have done well, but questions linger at the skill positions.
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Remembering the Niners' 2008 QB group
He's become a solid starter today, but Alex Smith was a disaster entering the 2008 season. He actually was the 49ers' third-stringer, behind starter J.T. O'Sullivan and backup Shaun Hill. Worst QB groups since '07 (Insider)
Anquan Boldin one of best available
Boldin might have lost a step or two -- he'll turn 36 in October -- but his game was never built on speed anyway. A contending team in need of leadership would be wise to secure the receiver's services. Best remaining FAs
New defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil is putting in a 3-4 with the 49ers, and he says he will send as many rushers as it takes to harass opposing QBs.
Niners have some work to do at QB
Who knows what Chip Kelly has in mind at quarterback, but right now, the situation is completely unsettled. Solving that problem should be priority No. 1. Upcoming decisions (Insider)
Questions remain in San Francisco
Trent Baalke & Co. were very quiet in free agency despite having a lot of cap space. Field Yates doesn't have a problem with that, but he doesn't expect much from the Niners in 2016. Offseason grades (Insider)
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York called NC's LGBT law "a blatant disregard for human rights," adding: "I wanted to make sure we did something ..."
49er with the most to prove? That's easy
Who else could it be other than Colin Kaepernick? The team's Pro Bowl QB has fallen a long way since a Super Bowl appearance in February of 2013, but he still has the chance to redeem himself. Most to prove
These days at the site of Candlestick Park, there's just dirt and miles of memories.
From coaching changes to free agency to the draft, Bill Barnwell grades how every NFL team fared this offseason now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
Former 49er Patrick Willis isn't taking it easy in retirement. The seven-time Pro Bowler has started a new career with a Silicon Valley tech firm.
Where are 49ers on Karabell's list?
It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top 49ers rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.
- QB: Colin Kaepernick (27)
- RB: Carlos Hyde (17)
- WR: Torrey Smith (55)
- TE: Vance McDonald (27)
- Defense/Special teams (31)
The Cardinals, Rams, 49ers and Seahawks kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC West team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
49ers coach Chip Kelly has nothing but praise for QB Colin Kaepernick, who will try to regain his starting job in 2016.
Bob Holtzman ESPN
On the first day of 49ers OTAs Colin Kaepernick is working alongside the other quarterbacks, but not taking snaps in drills. Chip Kelly said Kaepernick is throwing with trainers, but has not been medically cleared to practice with the team.
Bob Holtzman ESPN
Chip Kelly said he has no set timetable to name a starting quarterback. Said the job has to be won "organically".
Anquan Boldin, who was the 2015 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and is still a free agent, is spending time in Haiti.
Bob Holtzman ESPN
Colin Kaepernick asked to be traded, but still has made quite a first impression on his new 49ers coaches. "Works his butt off in rehab, great with the coaches, learning the offense quickly, I like him a lot" is what one coach told me. It would not surprise me if Kaepernick is the 49ers starter week 1.
|3(5)||Will Redmond||CB||Mississippi State|
|5(3)||Ronald Blair||DT||Appalachian State|
|5(35)||Fahn Cooper||OT||Ole Miss|
|6(32)||Jeff Driskel||QB||Louisiana Tech|
|6(38)||Aaron Burbridge||WR||Michigan State|
|7(28)||Prince Charles Iworah||CB||Western Kentucky|
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