Hello faithful! The 49ers [url=http://www.49erscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-t-shirts]San Francisco 49ers T-Shirt[/url] , led by Nick Mullens put on quite the show before a national audience on Thursday Night Football! The team was inspired, and played with heart and determination. While this season will likely fall short of the team’s biggest goals, they proved on Thursday night that they are not going to just give up, and play for draft positioning...In order to become a winning culture, you need to win football games...period. Even if that means sacrificing a draft spot or two. The game was significant for a couple of reasons. One, it marked the final Battle of The Bay, with the Raiders expected move to Las Vegas (This was the biggest blowout in the history of the Battle of The Bay!). Two, it might have, (though it’s too early to say) determined who will select the number one pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Speaking of the NFL Draft, we turn our attention to week 10 of the college football season. The first College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Thursday with Alabama, Clemson, LSU, and Notre Dame claiming the top 4 spots. With many teams in action, including an SEC showdown between #1 Alabama facing off against #3 LSU in Baton Rouge, this week promises to be intriguing and exciting. Josh, Greg, and Alex have provided 6 prospects to watch this week. Who are YOU excited to see in action this week? Please share and discuss in the comments below! Alex EisenA.J. Brown, WR,No. 1, - Ole MissHeight 6’1” | 225 lbs. | 40 Time: 4.50South Carolina at Ole Miss | 9:00 a.m (PT) Saturday [url=http://www.49erscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-hats]San Francisco 49ers Hats[/url] , November 3 | SECNYou can find one of the most dominant and consistent receivers in the nation at Ole Miss, in A.J. Brown. So far in 2018, Brown has 60 receptions for 805 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2017 Brown had 75 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns. A smooth route runner, with strong, reliable hands, Brown has a rare blend of speed and athleticism. On tape, Brown is dangerous in open space, and constantly earns yards after the reception. Brown plays with confidence, often winning battles in one-to-one matchups with defenders. Brown’s physicality and ball instincts make him one of the most reliable receivers entering this season. What was even more impressive was Brown’s ability to put up elite numbers playing on a below-average team last season.What impresses me about Brown is his ability to create separation and create yards of the catch. Rarely does Brown drop the ball, and has some of the strongest and most reliable hands in the nation. Scouts and evaluators will also give him check marks for his frame and build. Overall, Brown has many qualities about his game that should transition at the pro level. At this time, I see Brown as a day one prospect — and most likely landing in the top 20 of the first round.Christian Wilkins, DT, No. 42 - ClemsonHeight: 6’4”| Weight: 314| Projected 40: 4.90Louisville at #2 Clemson| 9:00 a.m. (PT) Saturday, November 3 | ABCThe senior out of Clemson has made a big impact both on and off the field. He is the kind of player any franchise would want on their roster. Not only did he graduate early and return to Clemson for his senior season, he spent the offseason substituting inside school classrooms and being a positive role model for students of all ages. This season Wilkins has 20 tackles, with 5.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks. Wilkins has good burst and speed off the snap and makes an impact and presence in the opposition’s backfield. Wilkins has a natural blend of upper and lower body strength. He is often double teamed along the line of scrimmage and makes an impact that helps his fellow defensive lineman make plays.Wilkins has demonstrated an ability to stop the run and the pass. Wilkins can be looked at as a three down defensive lineman. On tape, more often than not, Wilkins causes disruption at the point of attack. He has demonstrated his ability to rush the passer from the inside [url=http://www.49erscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-hoodie]San Francisco 49ers Hoodie[/url] , which looks to be his natural position as he transitions to the next level. Wilkins has demonstrated continuous growth each season at Clemson. His character and leadership traits, along with his skill set make Wilkins a first-round lock in the 2019 NFL Draft. Wilkins should hear his name called no later than the back half of the first round of next year’s draft. Greg ValerioT.J. Hockenson, TE, No. 38 - IowaHeight: 6’5” | Weight: 250No. 16 Iowa vs. Purdue | 12:30 p.m. (PT) Saturday, November 3 | ESPN 2Earlier in the collegiate season I highlighted one Iowa tight end to keep an eye on in Noah Fant. But Iowa does not disappoint with their tight ends. T.J. Hockenson may not get the same recognition as Fant, but an argument could be made Hockenson could be the better of the two. The redshirt sophomore has stepped out of the shadow of Fant and his gameplay has raised eyebrows leaving him an enticing option to take advantage of his draft value when it is time to declare. Moreover, joining another talented Iowa tight end in George Kittle will help solidify the 49ers’ tight end position.Hockenson offers an athletic frame with a terrific combination of size, speed, athleticism, and strength. He displays fluidity in his route running, showcases excellent ball skills, very strong reliable and outstanding hands, attacks the ball at its highest point, and is an exceptional blocker (Iowa’s bread and butter). Hockenson displays outstanding awareness always finding the holes on defense and quickly squares up to make a large target for the quarterback, as well as the suddenness to separate with impressive burst from his breaks creating separation. He shows an excellent ability to block end of line at the point of attack in a three point stance using solid hand technique and leverage. Hockenson shows the agility to reach the next level and block in space with a sound base, platform, and the ability to swing his hips blocking in space whether end of line or detached. An all around complete tight end that is still growing.Trey Adams, OT, No. 72 - WashingtonHeight: 6’8” | Weight: 327UCLA vs. Oregon | 4:30 p.m. (PT) Saturday, November 3 | FOXAlthough Trey Adams is not playing in this game today (out for the year) [url=http://www.49erscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-customized]Cheap Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys[/url] , he is a prospect to keep an eye on. Adams entered the 2018 collegiate season poised to bounce back from a torn ACL on his right knee he injured during Week 7 of October 2017. The mountain of a man had huge expectations for his senior year competing as one of the top offensive tackles in the 2019 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, Adams’ return was abruptly halted with another season ending injury (back injury). Questions remain if Adams will redshirt this year returning to Oregon for 2019 or decide to officially declare at the end of the season; nonetheless, he brings tremendous size, length (long arms), quickness, and athleticism to a frame that moves around the field with impressive fluidity. Adams is an athletically gifted bruiser with a condor-like wingspan displaying active and heavy hands jolting defenders and showing a great ability to square up opponents and initially control defenders utilizing length, solid technique, and power punch to finish opponents with speed and strength. The former high school standout on the basketball court showcases a quick first-step, fluid lateral quickness, balance, solid technique, and an impressive athletic ability to quick set easily mirroring defenders with suddenness and fluidity adjusting to movement sliding laterally and redirecting. He shows a great ability to anchor in pass protection dropping his weight and hips anchoring to engage power rushers. Moreover, Adams’ fluidity and quickness allows him to display the athletic ability to swing his hips blocking in space when reaching the second level and is adept at utilizing angles and combo blocks. The biggest concern for Adams is if he can return to pre-injury form, so medical checks will be huge for him to determine his draft value. Another miscommunication almost led to another game-altering interception for Jimmy Garoppolo.Only this time, the San Francisco 49ers got bailed out by a flag and held on to beat the Detroit Lions.Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes and caught a break when a defensive holding call negated a late interception as the 49ers held on to beat the Lions 30-27 on Sunday."Very happy," Garoppolo said of his emotions after realizing a penalty wiped out his mistake. "I didn't see what happened on that with the flag and everything but very happy."The big play came after Detroit (0-2) had cut San Francisco's 30-13 lead to three points thanks to two fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Matthew Stafford. Then with the 49ers (1-1) facing a third-and-2 near midfield, Garoppolo threw a quick out to Matt Breida. Tracy Walker stepped in front and intercepted the pass, returning it to the San Francisco 7.But Quandre Diggs was called for holding George Kittle on the other side of the field, giving the 49ers a reprieve."I didn't see it, but it doesn't matter [url=http://www.49erscheapstore.com/nick-mullens-jersey-cheap]Nick Mullens Jersey[/url] ," Detroit coach Matt Patricia said. "That's the way the game is being called all the way across the board. We just can't do it, make plays and then the penalties."Last week a wrong pattern run by Kendrick Bourne led to a pick-six by Garoppolo, who threw three interceptions in a 24-16 loss at Minnesota that gave him his first loss after winning his first seven career starts.Garoppolo threw a 4-yard TD pass to Bourne in the second quarter Sunday and an 11-yarder to Garrett Celek in the third to hand Patricia, his old friend from their New England days, a second straight loss to begin his tenure as coach of the Lions. Garoppolo finished 18 for 26 for 206 yards, but was sacked six times.Breida did much of the rest by rushing for 138 yards and breaking the game open with a 66-yard touchdown run in the third quarter with help from impressive downfield blocking by receiver Pierre Garcon. It was the longest run for San Francisco since Colin Kaepernick scored on a 90-yard run against the Chargers on Dec. 20, 2014."It's like backyard football," Breida said. "You see someone break a long run, see someone out there running, you have to block someone. That's what he did."Stafford was much sharper than he was last week for the Lions when he threw four interceptions. He went 34 for 53 for 347 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions but it wasn't enough.He threw TD passes in the fourth quarter to Marvin Jones Jr. and Michael Roberts but was unable to lead another scoring drive after taking over at the 16 with 1:08 to play. He threw an incomplete pass to Theo Riddick on fourth-and-2 from his 39 with 14 seconds left, ending the comeback attempt."We just have to make a few more plays, whether it be earlier in the game or later," Stafford said. "There's a million plays throughout the game we can clean up and be better, and it starts with me."EJECTIONDetroit running back LeGarrette Blount was ejected in the third quarter. Blount took exception to Elijah Lee pushing Stafford as he stepped out of bounds. Blount was standing on the sideline right in front of the play and went on the field and pushed Lee. Blount was assessed a personal foul and ejected.THIRD-QUARTER WOESThe Lions once again struggled coming out of halftime. Detroit was outscored 31-7 in the third quarter in a loss to the Jets last week and then 14-3 by the 49ers in this game.RECORD-SETTINGThe 49ers had three drives stall after getting inside the red zone in part because Detroit sacked Garoppolo three times on plays that started inside the 20. That led to three field goals for Robbie Gould, giving him 29 straight makes, two more than Phil Dawson's franchise record set in 2013.GOOD RETURNSRookie D.J. Reed started the second half with a long kickoff return that initially appeared to go for a touchdown. But he was called for a facemask penalty while giving a stiff arm and was only credited with a 90-yard return, the longest for the Niners since Kyle Williams had a 94-yarder in 2012. San Francisco still managed to get a TD with a 26-yard drive capped by Garoppolo's pass to Celek.INJURIESLions CB Darius Slay left with a concussion in the third quarter. ... 49ers S Jaquiski Tartt left in the second half with a shoulder injury.ANTHEMInjured 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin raised his fist during the national anthem. No other player had a visible protest.UP NEXTLions: Host New England on Sunday night.49ers: Visit Kansas City on Sunday.
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