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Matt Barrows' thoughts about the 49ers NFL draft

It was notable that the 49ers had three picks in quick succession late in the sixth round and used the three selections on: 1. quarterback Jeff Driskel, 2. running back Kelvin Taylor and 3. wide receiver Aaron Burbridge. They were the only three skill players the 49ers -- who ended up with 11 picks total -- drafted. This on a team that scored the fewest points in the league last year, ranked 31st in total yards, and that has all sorts of questions at quarterback, receiver and --beyond starter Carlos Hyde -- running back.

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Kaepernick mimics other 49ers quarterbacks during final day of minicamp

Though not yet cleared to throw or run in the wake of offseason surgery, Colin Kaepernick was on the field on the third day of a voluntary San Francisco 49ers minicamp on Thursday, April 28, 2016, the first day of the 2016 NFL draft. Kaepernick, who is seeking a trade after being benched by the 49ers midway through last season, mimicked the motions of other quarterbacks who took snaps, passed and otherwise went through the workout.

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49ers depth chart: A lot of bodies, not a lot of experience

The 49ers haven’t done much in free agency. When they assemble for the start of the offseason program next week, the roster will look a lot like it did at the end of last season, at least from a personnel perspective. The big difference, of course, is the coaching staff. Here’s a stab at a rough depth chart for the beginning of the offseason. The theme: A lot of bodies; not a lot of experience.

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Chip Kelly ready to ‘coach the heck out of’ Colin Kaepernick

Coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday he continues to have contact with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, including a phone call on Tuesday. But as he’s been saying since he took over as 49ers coach, the conversations have centered on Kaepernick’s health and the two have not discussed the quarterback’s desire – or lack thereof – to remain with the team.

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Why Colin Kaepernick and the Denver Broncos need each other

​Disgruntled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who asked the 49ers for a trade recently, was at his best in San Francisco when he had a quarterback-minded coach and a stellar defense to back him up. The Broncos have both in Denver, which is in need of a starting passer after losing Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to free agency. The Bee's Matt Barrows examines the possibilities on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

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Matt Barrows' thoughts about the 49ers NFL draft

It was notable that the 49ers had three picks in quick succession late in the sixth round and used the three selections on: 1. quarterback Jeff Driskel, 2. running back Kelvin Taylor and 3. wide receiver Aaron Burbridge. They were the only three skill players the 49ers -- who ended up with 11 picks total -- drafted. This on a team that scored the fewest points in the league last year, ranked 31st in total yards, and that has all sorts of questions at quarterback, receiver and --beyond starter Carlos Hyde -- running back.
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Matt Barrows' thoughts about the 49ers NFL draft 02:13

Matt Barrows' thoughts about the 49ers NFL draft

Kaepernick mimics other 49ers quarterbacks during final day of minicamp 00:34

Kaepernick mimics other 49ers quarterbacks during final day of minicamp

Why Colin Kaepernick and the Denver Broncos need each other 02:15

Why Colin Kaepernick and the Denver Broncos need each other

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ready for the regular season 02:53

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ready for the regular season