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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Cam Johnson and 49ers' draft planning

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers exchanged a 2012 seventh-round pick for 2013 fourth- and 2014 seventh-round picks Monday. That sounds like a pretty good deal and it's typical of the 49ers maximizing value. No one went into the 2013 draft with more picks than...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. Video: Dawkins betting on Asomugha, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: ESPN analyst and former All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins has made the San Francisco 49ers his Super Bowl pick for the 2013 season. He explains why in the video above, but first he offers thoughts on cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. In short, Da...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. Linking young WRs Jenkins, Baldwin, Quick

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have drafted three wide receivers with the 25th through 35th picks over the past three years. All three of the receivers have NFC West ties. All three are facing important and possibly pivotal 2013 seasons: 2012 Rookie WRs by Yards ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. Three things revisited: Broncos-49ers

    Mike Sando

    Looking back on three things discussed here before the San Francisco 49ers' 2013 exhibition opener, a 10-6 defeat to the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park: 1. Young receivers. The 49ers would like 2012 first-round pick A.J. Jenkins to seize the ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  8. Eight in the Box: Offseason regret

    Mike Sando

    A look at the one offseason move each team in the NFC West needed to make, but didn't: Arizona Cardinals: Pass-rushing outside linebacker is one position where the team could have upgraded more aggressively. Using a fourth-round pick for Alex Okaf...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  9. 710ESPN Seattle audio: 49ers vs. Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Brock Huard refused to accept "tie" for an answer Thursday. He forced me and his 710ESPN Seattle co-host, Danny O'Neil, to pick winners outright in a position-by-position run through rosters for the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  10. No worries: Draft picks sign as camps open

    Mike Sando

    The NFL's rookie wage scale has diminished the negotiating part of contract negotiations. As a result, the Seattle Seahawks announced Friday they had signed seven draft choices. The San Francisco 49ers announced they had signed five of theirs. The...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  11. Betting this item gets NFC West fans going

    Mike Sando

    2013 NFC West Favorites vs. Underdogs Team Favorite Underdog Pick SF 13 1 1 SEA 13 1 1 STL 4 10 1 ARI 0 12 3 Excludes Week 17 games Dave Tuley's latest Insider piece on NFL ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  12. Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting OLs

    Mike Sando

    Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for ESPN.com. Up next: offensive lines. NFC West teams drafted seven players at the position: guards Jonathan Cooper (seventh overall pick) and ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  13. Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting WRs

    Mike Sando

    Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for ESPN.com. Up next: wide receivers. NFC West teams drafted five of them: Tavon Austin (eighth overall pick) and Stedman Bailey (92nd) to the ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  14. Kiper, McShay, Polian pick winners, losers

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and six-time NFL executive of the year Bill Polian singled out two NFC West teams when discussing what they liked and did not like in the 2013 NFL draft. The video features their thoughts. Separately, ESPN SportsNatio...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  15. Five minutes with 49ers' Marcus Lattimore

    Mike Sando

    Marcus Lattimore saw the 408 area code flash onto his phone and wasn't sure who might be calling him. It was coach Jim Harbaugh from San Francisco 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara. The 49ers were selecting Lattimore with a compensatory pick near the...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  16. 2013 NFC West picks entering third day

    Mike Sando

    2013 NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7 Tm. SEA SF ARI STL 4th 1 2 2 1 5th 3 2 1 1 6th 2 2 1 2 7th 4 3 1 0 Total 10 7 5 4 Good morning, NFC West. The final day of th...

    Blog | April 27, 2013