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26 Apr 2013

FO 2013 Draft Day Two Live Blog

You joined us for day one, so welcome back for day two. FO will again be live-blogging the second and third rounds of the NFL draft with Cover It Live. Once again, we'll have a selection of FO writers around to comment and answer reader questions, with a number of other FO writers looped in via their twitter feeds.

Last night, I (Tom Gower) was joined by Rivers McCown, Ben Muth, Danny Tuccitto, and Rob Weintraub.

Tonight, here's the scheduled lineup of FO staffers:
Tom Gower
Ben Muth
Aaron Schatz
Danny Tuccitto

We'll kick things off around 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, or when round two begins, and continue chatting through the rest of the picks.

Once the third round is over, this thread will stay up for people to discuss the entire 2013 draft all weekend long.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 26 Apr 2013

4 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2013, 12:26am by Danny Tuccitto


by MadCat :: Sat, 04/27/2013 - 9:23am

Is there a team where one of the remaining QB, drafted to be a backup could win the starting job?

Jaguars? Oakland? Eagles?

by Drunkmonkey :: Sat, 04/27/2013 - 10:42am

Jaguars and Raiders could take Barkley or Nassib, and given a fair shot with a good QB coach, could have a rookie starting.

Wouldn't that suck for Flynn? To be beat out by a rookie two years in a row with two different franchises?

by Karl Cuba :: Sat, 04/27/2013 - 12:02pm

Seems that the niners view Carradine as the replacement for Justin Smith. Smith entered the league as a 6'4", 275 lbs guy with a 4.75 forty, the exact same numbers as Tank.

They might also be hoping that Ian Williams will be this years Alex Boone, an unheralded prospect that they coached up and expect to start this year.

by Danny Tuccitto :: Sun, 04/28/2013 - 12:26am

To me, the 49ers draft finally -- finally! -- addressed the lack of depth on D. I think Tank is the heir apparent to J. Smith for sure, but at the very least he'll spend 2013 giving Smith and McDonald a much-needed breather. Same goes for Grand Lemonier as he relates to Ahmad Brooks. And hopefully Robinson spells Whitner every now and then, to boot. All in all, seems like they got enough talent to not have to have 10 guys playing 90% or more of their defensive snaps.