NFL 2023 Beat Writer Mock Draft: QBs go quickly, surprise trade, Aaron Rodgers stalemate

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With a new team picking No. 1, the first wave of free agency behind us and the 2023 NFL Draft just over a month away, the first round is starting to come into focus, but some mysteries remain. Our NFL reporters gathered for the second of three virtual mock drafts this spring. As with our … Read more

How the first wave of free agency will impact the 2023 NFL Draft

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The first wave of NFL free agency has come and gone. And even amid complaints that there wasn’t a ton of top-end talent in this year’s free-agency class, there were plenty of intriguing names and useful players to be found. I looked at a group of signings across the league and the possible effect they … Read more

How the 49ers creatively fit Javon Hargrave and Sam Darnold under the salary cap

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The question posed to 49ers general manager John Lynch at the NFL Scouting Combine was a relatively simple one. Will the 49ers, given the struggles of their interior pass rush in 2022, look into a big investment at defensive tackle?  “We’ll always put a focus on the quality of the player and the quantity,” Lynch … Read more