NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks

     

49ers

A league source tells NFLTR that the 49ers held a private workout with Fresno State WR Jamire Jordan on campus Tuesday.

Jordan ran pro day 4.4 forty-yard dash, posted a 42-inch vertical, a 6.78 3-cone, and a 10’8″ broad jump at his Pro Day and is considered to be a mid- to late-round pick. 

  • Should the 49ers trade down with the Raiders at No. 4, Matt Barrows of The Athletic could see San Francisco winding up with Kentucky’s Josh Allen, Alabama’s Quinnen Williams, or Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat
  • Barrows expects the 49ers would also acquire Oakland’s No. 24 overall pick and consider drafting Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown, NC State OL Garrett Bradbury or LSU cornerback Greedy Williams.
  • If the 49ers traded down with the Giants, Barrows believes New York would have to give their No. 6 and No. 17 overall picks. With the No. 6 overall pick, Barrows mentions Sweat or Michigan DE Rashan Gary as two players to keep an eye on, while Bradbury, Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf, or Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson could be options at No. 17. 

Cardinals

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury says scheme fit or lack thereof is not an issue with QB Josh Rosen

“I was pretty athletic back in my day,” Kingsbury said, via ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss. “I was a pocket passer. Josh can move. He can extend plays more than people think. He has a great tennis background, very athletic and you don’t have to be a 4.3 guy [in the 40-yard dash]. You just have to be able to move off the spot, keep your eyes downfield and extend the play enough for those guys to uncover, and when you watch the tape, he does a good job of that.” 

Kingsbury said it’s his job to make sure the offense works for whoever the quarterback is. 

“It’s our job — whoever the coordinator is, the coach is — to build around that guy and make sure you’re doing stuff that he can do,” Kingsbury said. “If he can run it, [then] do things he’s good at running the football. If he’s only a dropback passer, you better have concepts to get the ball out of his hand, [that] he knows where his reads are and [can] make quick decisions. The Air Raid, it has that, I guess, give-and-take in it, where you can make adjustments to it and be effective with different styles of play at that position.”

Seahawks

With only four picks in this year’s draft and a history of trading back, the Seahawks seem like an obvious candidate for teams looking to move up. But GM John Schneider says it’s not that simple. 

“It’s safe to say, but it’s a darn good draft, so I could see a very good player being there for us at 21,” Schneider said via ESPN’s Brady Henderson. “And the other part of it is, everybody’s like, ‘Well, they always like to go back.’ You have to find a partner. You have to negotiate within a specific amount of time. So it’s not like an easy thing just to move back.” 

  • CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora doesn’t believe the Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson will reach a deal before the quarterback’s April 15 deadline. 
  • La Canfora also says people close to Wilson don’t feel like the Seahawks fully appreciate Wilson, and that he’s not prioritized the same way other franchises prioritize their starting quarterbacks.  
  • While trading a quarterback with Wilson’s resume would be somewhat unprecedented, La Canfora says not to rule it out.  
  • Ravens S Earl Thomas says he still sees himself retiring a Seahawk: “I envision one day retiring as a Seahawk. I would never burn a bridge there. I still love my teammates. Hopefully, they’ll hang my jersey in the rafters.” (Rich Eisen)

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