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San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday April 27 Colin Kaepernick Jersey , 2019"Day two of the NFL draft began in a rather predictable fashion. With several top players still on the board to begin the round including Byron Murphy, Nasir Adderley, AJ Brown, Juan Thornhill, and Deebo Samuel, the odds were good that one of them would fall into our laps at pick 36. And sure enough one did. Lynch and Shanahan picked WR Deebo Samuel who had long been discussed here at NIners Nation as a possibility in the 2nd round. I for one was happy with the pick. While DB was an obvious need as well, it was clear based on last years results that Shanahan was looking to improve on the WR corps, and Samuel definitely met that need.And besides, I figured surely they would use their 3rd round pick on a defensive back. But one by one as the 2nd round unfolded the DB’s disappeared. Murphy, Ya-Sin, Mullen, Greedy Womens Tevin Coleman Jersey , Adderley, Thornhill (my personal draft crush), Rapp, and even our fall back sleeper Sean Bunting. All gone. So now what? Well, I’ll tell you what. Terrell Owens of all people saunters up to the podium, tells us to get our popcorn ready, and announces the pick: Jalen Hurd. WR. Baylor.And just like that, the calm, orderly, predictable draft we’d been enjoying was turned on its side. And to be fair, the complaints were valid. Doubling up on WR when the secondary was still a position of need? Isn’t Hurd a day three guy? Or in many cases: who in the world is Jalen Hurd?But thankfully, as time passed , and the details emerged, the pick didn’t seem quite as bad. The DB’s were gone, WR was still a position of need - especially a WR with some size - Hurd is 6’4” 220lbs - and his versatility as a former RB will certainly allow for Shanahan to use his skills in a number of ways to terrorize opposing defenses.And so, we move on to day three. And it’s safe to say that the WR position has been sufficiently addressed, and the 49ers can now focus on drafting for value at other positions of need. And now, onto the links: The 49ers drafted two receivers. They believe their offense will be more physical Chris BidermanVersatile Jalen Hurd calls Kyle Shanahan an ‘offensive genius’ and is excited to join 49ers David Bonilla2019 NFL Draft day 3: When will 49ers make their picks? Kyle Madson2019 NFL Draft: 5 remaining options for the 49ers in Round 4 Peter Panacy49ers’ third-round pick: Baylor WR Jalen Hurd Eric BranchKyle Shanahan admits 49ers will have to cut good WR in 2019 Peter PanacyGrading 49ers’ first three draft picks Brad AlmquistNFL Draft 2019: 49ers pick Deebo Samuel at No 36 to improve passing attack Matt Maiocco NFL Draft 2019: 49ers’ Nick Bosa ‘jacked up’ despite subdued demeanor Jennifer Lee Chan49ers show confidence in secondary in NFL draft Kyle MadsonDK Metcalf drafted by Seahawks after receiver didn’t mesh with 49ers Brian Witt We’ll hear plenty about the big name prospects leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft over the next three months, but the 2019 Senior Bowl offers some players to climb into our radar. Given the lack of underclassmen at the Senior Bowl, the game provides an opportunity for smaller school seniors to shine. Today, we thought we’d take a look at a standout receiver from Massachusetts.Andy Isabella, WR, MassachusettsHeight: 5’8, Weight: 186 lbs2018: 102 rec Womens Brock Coyle Jersey , 1,698 yards, 13 TD (2nd Team AP All American)2017: 65 rec, 1,020 yards, 10 TDEvery year when draft season rolls around there’s usually a small school FBS product that generates some noise, but rarely from the independent University of Massachusetts— so, why has Minutemen wide receiver, Andy Isabella became a favorite of draft twitter? Let me explain.SpeedIsabella’s best trait is his blazing speed, but saying he’s fast almost doesn’t do Isabella justice— he’s a true burner. Isabella made waves at the Senior Bowl media day when he claimed to run a 4.26 hand timed 40-yard dash. Insert fire emoji. Isabella uses his speed to take the top off defenses and stretch the field underneath on crossing routes. Isabella is quickly rising to the top ranks when it comes to must watch combine performances. Isabella is inline to wow scouts with his 40-yard dash. Isabella said at Senior Bowl media day that he’s hoping to break the 4.3 mark. BurstWhen watching Isabella, one thing that’s worth mentioning is burst and acceleration. His elite acceleration and burst is what makes Isabella special and it can sometimes be overshadowed because people just classify acceleration under his speed trait. It’s worth mentioning that Isabella doesn’t only have straight line speed, but can pop off the line with devastating burst. When coming in and out of routes Isabella uses his acceleration to create space. This helps separate Isabella against bigger and more physical corners. Route RunningIsabella is a crafty route runner that uses his aforementioned skills to create separation with every step. His footwork off the line can be really choppy and confuse corners. It’s also pretty apparent Isabella has a high football IQ. He seems to understand where to find open spaces in coverage fairly consistently. Production: When seeing Isabella’s 3 Womens Nick Bosa Jersey ,519 yards and 30 touchdowns in three seasons it’s hard to not do a double take. When looking at his production, it’s easy to think it’s only that wild because he came from a small school, but after a deeper dive his numbers are still very impressive. Isabella wasn’t a hidden secret for the Minutemen last season and he still caught 102 passes for 13 touchdowns. Isabella was the gem of UMass for the last three years, and probably had his name circled by every defensive coordinator the Minutemen faced and he was still productive. Isabella had a game where he racked up 303 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also torched Georgia for 15 catches, 219 yards and two touchdowns— yes The Georgia Bulldogs from the SEC. In that game he lined up opposite of Deandre Baker, who is regarded as a top corner in the 2019 class by many and still dominated. The Senior Bowl is a big week for Isabella to prove he can translate his production versus some legit competition. Isabella also mentioned he’s working with Hall of Fame wideout Randy Moss in preparation for the draft. ComparisonsIsabella will get consistently compared to players like Julian Edelman, but he’s more of a speed demon like Tyreek Hill — who would be Isabella’s peak. Another player that is somewhat reminiscent of Isabella is Miami’s Jakeem Grant— he’s that fast that these comparisons are 100% worthy. Isabella told reporters at Senior Bowl media day that Hill is his favorite receiver to watch in the NFL. When watching Isabella play it’s hard to not think of former UMass star Victor Cruz. Isabella said he hopes to speak with Cruz before the draft, but hasn’t yet. ConsIsabella size is an obvious issue. He measured smaller than listed at UMass, which is a problem and he his hand size didn’t impress. The size could drive teams away, dropping Isabella’s stock. Another thing Isabella could improve on is at time times he can get a little jumpy out of his breaks which almost turns into a skip. Isabella can also get a little too crafty with his releases at times, instead of just using his elite speed to run by people, he gets churned up with too many moves. Outside of size Joshua Garnett Jersey , these are all issues that could be cleaned up with coaching. 49ers FitIf Isabella can manufacture this type of production at the FBSS level, just imagine what he could do with Kyle Shanahan scheming him open? Okay, stop drooling. Shanahan doesn’t have a weapon with Isabella’s skill set on this roster. We know the 49ers need a big bodied red zone target, but the NFL is trending in the direction of dynamic speedy targets. Think of teams like the Rams, who have Robert Woods, Brandin Cook and Cooper Kupp. Marquise Goodwin is very fast as well, but primarily plays on the outside while Isabella could slide underneath with Dante Pettis as the possession receiver. Isabella would provide Shanahan and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with some serious firepower and a dose creativity in the offense.

posted Dec-30-2019 @ 07:15 by linchao