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Brock Purdy stars in a new Toyota commercial titled, ‘Purdy good advice’

Brock Purdy stars in a new Toyota commercial titled, ‘Purdy good advice’

Nothing like getting tips from a 24-year-old

On February 2, 2024, Toyota announced that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy had been named a national partner. Purdy was named along with former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Purdy signed a deal to appear in Toyota’s regional advertising (Northern California Toyota Dealers) before the start of the 2023 season. He’s appeared in Toyota’s ads before but graduated to national ads after an impressive season.

On Monday, Toyota put out a press release, in which they introduced a content campaign starring Purdy that’s themed around the 2024 NFL Draft, set to...

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2024 NFL Draft visit tracker: 6 takeaways from the 49ers meetings

2024 NFL Draft visit tracker: 6 takeaways from the 49ers meetings

Doubling down on WR. Finding a LB who can cover. Getting by with a Day 3 RT. Some takeaways from the 49ers prospect meet ups.

We have a list of prospects the San Francisco 49ers have met with ahead of this week’s NFL Draft. Here are the 30 visits:

WR Johnny Wilson, Florida State
WR Bub Means, Pittsburgh
WR Malachai Corley, Western Kentucky
WR Javon Baker, Central Florida
WR Jacob Cowing, Arizona
CB DeCamerious Richardson, Mississippi State
CB Andru Phillips, Kentucky
CB Chau Smith-Wade, Washington State
OT Blake Fisher, Notre Dame
OT Kingsley Suamataia, BYU
OT Caedan Wallace, Penn State...

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The 12 most likely picks for the 49ers at No. 31

The 12 most likely picks for the 49ers at No. 31

Two of the top players are wide receivers

Happy NFL Draft week to those who celebrate. Who will the San Francisco 49ers select in the first round on Thursday? Who knows?

ESPN Analytics has a Daft Day Predictor tool to estimate the percent chance prospects will be available at each pick. Here’s their description:

“The underlying model is based on prospect grades from Scouts Inc., expert mock drafts, and team needs, along with a few other factors. The Predictor considers these factors in proportion to how accurate they have been in the past.”

Now, let’s look at the prospects...

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Who was your 49ers draft crush that wasn’t picked—and didn’t pan out?

Who was your 49ers draft crush that wasn’t picked—and didn’t pan out?

Let’s talk about when we all screwed up

The NFL Draft is days away and rather than beat the door over who the San Francisco 49ers should take or should have taken years past, let’s talk about when we were wrong. There’s always that one player you want the San Francisco 49ers to snag that they didn’t. And it turns out the 49ers made a good decision.

Use me as an example: was I smart 14 years ago? No, I wasn’t. Because I had statements like this:

I can say with confidence not much has changed with my intelligence and...

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What is the latest the 49ers should draft O-line?

What is the latest the 49ers should draft O-line?

Uhhhh, have you guys seen the offensive line?

The 2024 NFL Draft is less than a week away so that means one last week of overanalyzing mocks and arguing our stances on what position the 49ers should draft first.

NFL.com has a seven-round mock from Chad Reuter we are going to go over today. There are trades and there are some surprises. . His idea was to think outside the box like what really happens on draft day. The logic computes, the execution for the 49ers leaves me scratching my head.

The first pick is a trade the 49ers make...

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49ers Draft Rewind: 2022 - A Purdy Draft

49ers Draft Rewind: 2022 - A Purdy Draft

A draft completely irrelevant. Mr. Irrelevant that is.

Every year around draft time we like to look at the ghosts of drafts past with the San Francisco 49ers and reflect on the players allocated from the draft. We luckily have video of each draft thanks to YouTube poster and 49ers fan Marvin49. We’ll be looking at every year during the Kyle Shanahan era up to 2023. Today it’s 2022 (video linked).

2022 begins the slump of the 49ers not having a first round pick thanks to the Trey Lance trade. This meant any logical fan could go do something else...

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Brandon Aiyuk on Instagram: “6 days and it’s fireworks”

Brandon Aiyuk on Instagram: “6 days and it’s fireworks”

Despite the rumors debunked, everyone wants to speculate. Again.

Brandon Aiyuk is doing the “cryptic” stuff on Instagram again.

This time the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver posted this:

I don’t know how many times Aiyuk’s agent needs to shut down trade rumors, but as long as we get things like the above, people will speculate. As far as Instagram is concerned, this comes a week after Aiyuk unfollowed the 49ers.

But let’s unpack this post specifically. The “six days” Aiyuk is referring to is the time before the first round of the 2024 NFL draft. Last week we discussed...

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Would the 49ers consider trading out of the first round?

Would the 49ers consider trading out of the first round?

Teams could call the Niners if a quarterback or offensive tackle they covet falls to No. 31

One thing that makes a first-round pick so valuable is the coveted fifth-year option. As we have daily discussions surrounding San Francisco 49ers Brandon Aiyuk, the Niners don’t have to do anything this offseason since he’s under contract for another season.

Rob Lowder, host of The Striking Gold podcast, raised an intriguing possibility when discussing the prospects the 49ers are evaluating. He suggests that San Francisco might be preparing a contingency plan in case they are not satisfied with the available players at...

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Brock Purdy finished fifth in the NFL in air yards on his TD passes in 2023

Brock Purdy finished fifth in the NFL in air yards on his TD passes in 2023

Another narrative that holds no weight

On Thursday, pictures of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy surfaced of him training in Ponte Vedra, Florida. From the looks of it, the 24-year-old has added some muscle since the offseason:

If you zoom in on the first picture, you can get a good glimpse of Purdy’s scar from last year’s surgery on his elbow.

Speaking of last year, Purdy silenced most of the narratives surrounding him. Some believed he was a one-year wonder, but he followed his half-season by finishing second in the NFL in completion percentage, third in touchdown passes, and...

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Oddsmakers believe the 49ers will draft an offensive lineman with their first-round pick

Oddsmakers believe the 49ers will draft an offensive lineman with their first-round pick

Wide receiver is second, with much longer odds

Vegas knows. Well, mostly. I remember leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft when every national reporter — and some of the local beat — did their best to convince us the San Francisco 49ers were taking Alabama quarterback Mac Jones.

Jones was the betting favorite to go No. 3 overall until about two hours before the Niners were on the clock. Then, those odds shifted. North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance went from a slight underdog to the overwhelming favorite. Sure enough, Lance was the pick.

It's been a significant period...

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The 49ers free agent class have been assigned numbers: Josh Dobbs will wear No. 5

The 49ers free agent class have been assigned numbers: Josh Dobbs will wear No. 5

The free agents were officially assigned their numbers

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Chris Conley announced on Instagram that he has a new number. He previously wore No. 84 and will now wear No. 18.

Conley didn’t have to pay for his new number, as punter Mitch Wishnowsky switched from No. 18 to No. 3, which was Ray-Ray McCloud’s old number. McCloud is wearing No. 34 for his new team, the Atlanta Falcons.

According to the team website, here are the numbers for the free agent class from 2024:

QB Joshua Dobbs: 5
WR Trent Taylor: 19
CB Isaac Yiadom:...

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49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk’s agent shuts down trade rumors... again

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk’s agent shuts down trade rumors... again

The 49ers’ chances of moving on from Brandon Aiyuk are seeming lesser and lesser by the day

With one week to go until the 2024 NFL Draft, trade buzz surrounding San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is still rapid on the internet, but one source has remained adamant in shutting down the rumors: Aiyuk’s agent Ryan Williams.

After shutting down a report that Aiyuk requested a trade earlier in the week, Williams disregarded the notion that there’s been interest in trading the receiver, calling a report that the Steelers are aggressively pursuing his client as “fictional journalism”.

Now, the...

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