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  1. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. WR draft review following A.J. Jenkins trade

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers receiver A.J. Jenkins could compete with former St. Louis Rams receiver Donnie Avery for a starting spot in the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. That coincidence illustrates the high level of turnover at the position around ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  12. 49ers' trade of Jenkins validates criticisms

    Mike Sando

    Last week, we considered whether 35 offensive snaps and 16 pass routes were enough for the San Francisco 49ers to fully assess second-year wide receiver A.J. Jenkins. Turns out it was enough. The 49ers traded Jenkins to the Kansas City Chiefs f...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  13. NFC West rookie review: Snap leaders

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on playing time for 2013 NFC West draft choices after each team played its second game of the exhibition season: Seattle Seahawks: Seventh-round choice Michael Bowie played extensively yet again and remains on course to earn a roster s...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  14. 49ers rookie review: Snap count leaders

    Mike Sando

    A quick look at the San Francisco 49ers' 2013 draft class following the team's exhibition opener against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park: FS Eric Reid, first round, No. 18 overall. Reid served as the No. 2 free safety behind starter Craig D...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  15. Quick roster snapshot: Recent draft flavor

    Mike Sando

    An NFL-high five of the Seattle Seahawks' 11 draft choices from 2013 played in the Southeastern Conference. Christine Michael, Jesse Williams, Tharold Simon, Spencer Ware and Ryan Seymour joined K.J. Wright, Pep Levingston, Kris Durham, James Carp...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  16. Around the NFC West: Taking it personally

    Mike Sando

    Ronnie Brown, Cedric Benson, Cadillac Williams, J.J. Arrington and Eric Shelton were the running backs selected ahead of Frank Gore in the 2005 NFL draft. Around the NFC West: June 6, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Kitchens' em...

    Blog | June 06, 2013