The San Francisco 49ers can start thinking about the 2017 regular season now the NFL Draft is complete. With that in mind, Niner Noise looks at five bold predictions for the red and gold this upcoming year.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch’s actions in the 2017 NFL Draft must have fans feeling pretty good about the new direction the Niners are going.
Sure, this team is less than a year removed from a 2-14 record. There are still plenty of roster holes.
And in all likelihood, San Francisco won’t be all that great this season.
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Still, the 49ers are trending on the right path. An influx of talent, including top-tier players like defensive end Solomon Thomas and linebacker Reuben Foster, already points to some major improvement this upcoming year.
So let’s have some fun and consider some bold predictions in 2017.
No, the Niners aren’t going to be a playoff team after Week 17 wraps up. Although a previous schedule prediction did have San Francisco at seven wins. That’s not too shabby.
Maybe we’ll get a little bolder in this round of predictions, but we’ll keep it realistic.
With the NFL Draft now in the rear-view mirror, here are five bold predictions for San Francisco in 2017.