Manti Te’o is headed to San Diego. The Notre Dame All-America linebacker was chosen sixth in the second round by the Chargers, drawing a loud roar from the fans at Radio City Music Hall.
The Philadelphia Eagles have selected Stanford tight end Zach Ertz in the second round of the NFL draft. Ertz, a 6-foot-5, 249-pound All-American, was chosen Friday night with the 35th overall pick.
Tennessee traded the 40th overall pick, a seventh-round pick and a 2014 third-round selection to San Francisco on Friday in order to move up six picks in the second round of the NFL draft.
Patrick Willis has agreed to restructure his current contract to free up money for the Niners’ efforts to sign their 2013 NFL draft picks, a move that will reportedly shave $1.2 million off of the 49ers’ salary cap.
Several years back, Eric Reid shunned Jim Harbaugh and Stanford to stick close to home at LSU. Fast forward to NFL draft night 2013, and Reid watched Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers make a big move up to make sure they got him this time.
San Francisco selected free safety Eric Reid out of LSU with the 18th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night after trading up to get the selection from the Dallas Cowboys.
The Oakland Raiders selected Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden with the 12th overall pick after trading down in the NFL draft Thursday night.
Coach Madden reminisces about the days of the NFL Draft as the Oakland Raiders coach long before it was such a hyped event and before cell phones and the internet helped spread the word on all the top picks.
Part of the mock draft process is the subjective process in which the mock drafter tries to weigh who he thinks the drafting team should take, who the drafting team thinks they should take, and everything that happens before that pick. Prediction Machine tried to take all of that stuff out of the process.
When it comes to building this football team, GM Trent Baalke spoke about the benefits of drafting into strengths and selecting the best player available. San Francisco wants to add quality players to its organization, and what may not be a need this year may be one next year.