Is Elvis Dumervil the missing piece to the 49ers Defense?

June 6, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft the 49ers had many needs on their defense, but their biggest after the draft was the weakside defensive end which is so important to the new Seattle style 4-3 (Under) defense. It's not that there isn't talent along the defensive line but with DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Solomon…

San Francisco 49ers 2017 Draft Review

May 3, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

1st/3 Solomon Thomas, DE Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 273 School: Stanford With so many needs on their roster the 49ers couldn’t afford to be picky and needed to take the best available prospect. By picking Solomon Thomas he gives San Francisco an interior pass rusher with explosive quickness and a knack for sacking the quarterback. Thomas…

Why Solomon Thomas may not be the 49ers Pick

April 19, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

If you look at almost everybody's 2017 Mock Draft it is common to see Stanford's Solomon Thomas as the pick for the San Francisco 49ers. On the surface the pick makes sense. Thomas is one of the best players in this draft, he's my 2nd rated player in this class (http://www.nfldraftgeek.com/2017-nfl-draft-prospect-rankings/), so the value is…

How moving to the 4-3 affects how the 49ers Draft Philosophy

February 20, 2017 Brian Johannes 0

San Francisco has been quite the story this off season with an out of nowhere hiring of FOX announcer John Lynch as General Manager (without any prior experience) and then hiring Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan as head coach. With the offense in Shanahan's hands he chose Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker coach Robert Saleh as…