San Francisco 49ers News, April 5: NFL Insider Believes Niners Need To Find George Kittle’s Replacement, San Francisco Addresses OL in Latest Mock Draft, and More

Here's the latest news involving the San Francisco 49ers, including their WR duo being named the NFL's best, George Kittle's potential replacement, and more.

As the San Francisco 49ers continue to recover from their loss in Super Bowl 58, the 2024 NFL Draft is quickly approaching. One underrated need for the Niners this offseason is who will play behind star tight end George Kittle in 2024 and beyond.

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While Kittle is still regarded as one of the best tight ends in the NFL, he’s 30 years old and put up a disappointing performance in Super Bowl 58. One NFL insider believes the Niners should prioritize finding Kittle’s eventual replacement this offseason. All of that and more in today’s 49ers news!

Brian Blewis’ 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Niners Address Offensive Line in First Round

San Francisco has dealt with a lot of change along their defensive line this offseason. Yet their offensive line is an issue that the franchise has yet to address in a major way.

That means the Niners could look to add an offensive lineman early in the 2024 NFL Draft. Pro Football Network’s Brian Blewis released his latest mock draft and has San Francisco selecting an intriguing offensive tackle with the 31st overall pick in the first round.

READ MORE: Pro Football Network’s Latest Mock Draft

NFL WR Rankings 2024: Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel Land in the Top 10

As the Niners continue to work through their contract negotiations with rising star wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco surely realizes how valuable their duo truly is.

Pro Football Network’s Dakota Randall released his wide receiver rankings and he has both Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel as top 10 players at the position. The Niners are the only team in the NFL to have two WRs inside the top 10 of Randall’s rankings.


NFL’s Richest Owners Ranked From 32 to 1 (Updated 2024)

While the 49ers continue to dominate on the field, their ownership group is actually far from the richest in the NFL. Denise DeBartolo York and Jed York have a combined net worth of $5.8 billion.

Although that obviously seems like an eye-opening amount of money to most people, they are just 18th overall on the list of the NFL’s richest owners in 2024.

KEEP READING: Who Is the Richest Owner in the NFL?

Insider: 49ers Need To Start Planning for Life Without George Kittle

Kittle will likely be the first person to acknowledge his embarrassing performance in San Francisco’s biggest game of last season. While the star tight end will likely bounce back in 2024, one NFL insider believes that the Niners should find Kittle’s eventual replacement his offseason.

Although the 2024 NFL Draft isn’t stacked with tight end prospects, the Niners have already shown interest in several of the top players at the position in this year’s draft class.

READ MORE: NFL Insider Believes 49ers Should Find George Kittle’s Replacement

Potential 49ers Draft Target Considers Kittle a “Role Model”

One of the tight end prospects on the rise during the pre-draft process is Ben Sinnott. There are many who believe Sinnott is the third-best tight end in the 2024 NFL Draft, behind Brock Bowers and Ja’Tavion Sanders.

Sinnott was actually asked about Kittle’s influence on himself at the 2024 NFL Combine, and the former Kansas State tight end mentioned that he considers Kittle a role model.

CONTINUE READING: Ben Sinnott Speaks Highly of George Kittle

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