With young talent up and down the roster and a savvy personnel strategy, Joel Corry says the San Francisco 49ers are poised to be the next Patriots-like NFL franchise.
As most NFL teams open three-day rookie mini-camps this weekend, there are other lesser-known rookies worth checking out beyond the likes of Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and Tavon Austin.
The ultra-physical NFC West Division might have tightened up with each team adding impressive rookie classes to already talented rosters.
As we take a look at the 2013 NFL Draft winners and losers, it's clear that the NFC West is loading up on talent.
Teams swinging for the fences in the first round often come up empty, but a more measured, logical approach often results in better players drafted in later rounds. No one did that better Friday night than last year's Super Bowl opponents. Which other teams fared well in rounds two and three?
The future is now. Pete Prisco builds a different mock draft -- one that addresses teams' biggest needs, and, shockingly, one without a quarterback in Round 1.

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