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  1. Giants, others in need of draft impact

    Mike Sando

    When the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl following the 2008 season, they did it with a rookie draft class that combined to play 125 regular-season snaps, fewest in the league and well off the 1,535 average for the other 31 teams. The 2012 San ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Which NFL QBs are worth a No. 1 pick?

    Mike Sando

    Most of the NFL coaches and general managers I've spoken with think the Houston Texans will not select a quarterback first overall in the 2014 draft. Some of them have sounded familiar alarm bells about over-drafting quarterbacks, and for good reason...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. Texans' options with the No. 1 pick

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead and his Jacksonville Jaguars counterpart, David Caldwell, made small talk in a hotel lobby as the NFL owners meetings got going in Orlando last week. Their teams hold the second and third picks in the 2014 NFL...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. 13 teams that should draft a QB

    Mike Sando

    Note: This article has been updated to reflect the Raiders' trade for quarterback Matt Schaub. So many teams selecting near the top of the 2014 NFL draft need starting quarterbacks. Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland own four of the firs...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  5. Texans, Rams, Bucs facing draft dilemmas

    Mike Sando

    The short walk from Lucas Oil Stadium to the players' hotel at the NFL scouting combine earlier this week provided a good opportunity to ask an NFL general manager what he thought of the quarterbacks available in the 2014 draft. "It's a hard group...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  6. Is 49ers' championship window closing?

    Mike Sando

    A high-ranking NFL personnel evaluator I ran across at the NFL scouting combine Thursday morning said he was hearing sensational stories about the San Francisco 49ers. He would not elaborate because the stories were unsubstantiated, but we can assume...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  7. Best, likeliest team fits for Johnny Manziel

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Jim Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers to three consecutive NFC Championship Games, he recruited a range of quarterbacks to Stanford University. Harbaugh couldn't have done much better than Andrew Luck, but three years af...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  8. How Panthers can take the next step

    Mike Sando

    The Carolina Panthers took a giant step forward in 2013 and changed perceptions in the process. Coach Ron Rivera ditched his play-not-to-lose reputation, embracing a "Riverboat Ron" persona reflecting greater comfort with calculated risks. Quarterbac...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  9. Ranking Week 17's biggest games

    Mike Sando

    Week 17, also known as Super Bowl week in Dallas, is going to be a wild one not just in Texas, but across the NFL. At least 10 teams will fight for five playoff berths, four teams will claim division titles and, in a shocker, Seattle might not be one...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  10. NFL's top five building-block players

    Mike Sando

    Building a championship NFL team is a challenging enterprise. The draft and free agency offer limited opportunities. Great players are scarce, and great quarterbacks scarcer. If you happen to draft first when Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck is availabl...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  11. Modern RB value and cost of instability

    Mike Sando

    There can be no complaining this year about NFL teams failing to make meaningful trades -- not after the Cleveland Browns shipped Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round pick. Jim Irsay, the Colts' outspoken owner, took h...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  12. Is Sam Bradford better than average?

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks make all the difference in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams knew this when they made Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2010, a pick that came with a hefty price tag. Maximizing their considerable investment in Bradford was the Ra...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  13. Taking stock of 2013 NFC West picks

    Mike Sando

    Eighty-six of the first 88 players drafted in 2013 remain on 53-man rosters entering Week 1. The two exceptions play for NFC West teams. The Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper, chosen seventh overall, suffered a season-ending leg injury during pre...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  14. On 49ers' move to add ex-Seahawk Harper

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers emerged from the 2013 NFL draft with one of the four wide receivers selected in the fourth round. They could wind up with two of them after moving to sign Chris Harper from the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad, according to ES...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  15. Pausing to acknowledge 49ers' 2006 class

    Mike Sando

    Parys Haralson and Delanie Walker departed the San Francisco 49ers' roster this offseason after entering the NFL has 2006 draft choices with the team. 2006 San Francisco 49ers Draft Rd. Player Pos. 1 Vernon Davis TE ...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  16. Injuries drive 49ers' roster moves

    Mike Sando

    Eight of the San Francisco 49ers' 11 rookie draft choices survived the NFL's mandatory reduction to 75 players Tuesday. The other three -- second-round choice Tank Carradine, fourth-rounder Marcus Lattimore and fifth-rounder Quinton Dial -- remain...

    Blog | August 27, 2013