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49ers minicamp notebook: Bosa, Ebukam rave about rookie Jackson; A happy but crowded D-Line room; Ryans on cornerbacks
Could the 49ers have a major steal on their hands in second-round pick Drake Jackson?
That’s what it sounds like, based on comments from fellow defensive ends Samson Ebukam and Nick Bosa.
Both players raved about Jackson on Wednesday, offering the type of high praise rookies don’t often receive from veterans at this stage of the game.
Or, as Ebukam put it, “Damn. He’s good.”
Read on for more comments on Jackson from Ebukam and Bosa, along with much more from the media sessions following Wednesday’s 49ers minicamp practice. There was plenty of talk about the defensive side of the ball, along with some comments from new 49ers special teams coordinator Brian Schneider. Check it out in this edition of 49ers Notebook.
PFF: 49ers have strong edge-rushing depth, but D-line interior remains ‘potential weak point’
Samson Ebukam, Drake Jackson, Charles Omenihu, Kerry Hyder, and Kemoko Turay will all compete for playing time opposite San Francisco 49ers phenom, defensive end Nick Bosa. That’s a lot of depth along the edge. That depth helped the 49ers unit rank among Pro Football Focus’ “Elite” defensive lines in the league. However, San Francisco comes in at No. 6, behind the Los Angeles Rams, Washington Commanders, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
What’s the reason for the 49ers not ranking higher on the list? It has to do with the uncertainty along the interior of the defensive line. While analyst Ben Linsey called Bosa “one of the best all-around edge defenders in the NFL,” there are question marks between the bookends.
“Arik Armstead is
PFF: Kingsbury is the NFL’s 4th best head coach, and better than 49ers’ Shanahan
Either that person who is always hacking into people’s Facebook pages and sending fake friend requests has hacked into PFF (Pro Football Focus), or someone from Kliff Kingsbury’s family has been added to its editorial staff. In a PFF article released today, Kingsbury is listed as the fourth-best head coach in the NFL. Ahead of San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, and ahead of other head coaches like Sean McVay, Pete Carroll and Mike Tomlin. Kingsbury trails only Bill Belichick, John Harbaugh, and Andy Reid.
You read that correctly. Kingsbury is the fourth-best coach in the NFL. Ok, stop laughing for a few minutes. I want you to finish reading this
NFL insiders predict 49ers will most likely release Jimmy Garoppolo
Dan Graziano reached out to NFL executives, coaches, and agents, asking about two quarterbacks—Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns and Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers. The Browns have a mess on their hands. They pulled off a blockbuster trade for Deshaun Watson, and the legal issues continue to pile on the talented quarterback. Mayfield, scorned, wants out and is unlikely to do the Browns any favors.
“The Garoppolo situation has been less messy, other than the surgery,” one NFL executive told Graziano. “That makes you think, once he’s healthy, San Francisco has the