The John Lynch quarterback tour continued on Friday.
Lynch, the 49ers’ general manager, was among those attending Texas Tech’s pro day. Patrick Mahomes, considered one of the top five quarterbacks in the upcoming draft, will be among those working out.
Lynch has previously attended pro days for North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer. Lynch also paced Clemson’s Deshaun Watson through a semi-private workout.
Lynch did not attend the pro day of Cal quarterback Davis Webb last week, but he should have an opportunity to get more personal time with him in the Bay Area before the draft.
“I feel very fortunate that we’ve got a coach who I think has a very clear mindset on what he wants out of that position,” Lynch said this week at the NFL owners meetings.
“I have my own thoughts and we are kind of melding that process and we’re taking input from a lot of people. I think it’s been very healthy. That’s a position that you obviously pay close attention to because we all know how important it is to success.”
Mahomes might be the most physically gifted of the quarterbacks in the draft. He completed 65.7 percent of his passes in the Texas Tech spread offense for 5,052 yards with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a junior in 2016 before declaring for the draft.
Lynch on Thursday attended the pro day of Texas A&M, where presumptive top overall pick Myles Garrett ran the 40-yard dash. The 49ers also have a visit scheduled with Garrett, a pass-rusher whom the Cleveland Browns are expected to select with the No. 1 overall pick.
The 49ers pick at No. 2. The club also owns the second selection of the second round, at No. 34 overall.
Ah, the peril of live television.
NFL Network thought they were capturing a nice moment between Kyle Shanahan and his South squad during Senior Bowl practice on Tuesday in Mobile, Ala.
The second-year 49ers coach was giving his players some advice. But a few seconds into the speech, Shanahan forced NFL Network to audible.
"Alright, make sure you're on time," Shanahan started to tell the players. "Whether it's at weigh-ins, whether it's meeting with us, whether it's an appointment you have with anyone here, because those are the questions everyone wants to ask of you guys. You'll do everything f****** perfect around here and then have one f****** ..."
That's when the NFL Network host jumped in and spoke over the rest of Shanahan's speech. Moments later, they cut to a commercial.
Oops. Guess the NFL Network censors weren't fast enough.
You can watch the NSFW video here:
MOBILE, Ala. -- Kyle Shanahan has experienced more than his share of disputes with NFL officials in his two seasons as 49ers head coach.
The officiating on Sunday in the NFC Championship game became the biggest storyline of the weekend. Shanahan said on Tuesday at the Senior Bowl that he would like to see something done to correct officiating errors.
“I’d like to see, when things are obvious and everyone in the world knows, that you do whatever it takes to get it right,” Shanahan said.
The New Orleans Saints appeared to be on their way to the Super Bowl with 1:45 remaining in regulation when Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman leveled Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before quarterback Drew Brees' pass arrived.
“I thought the same thing that everyone else thought,” Shanahan said. “It was obviously pass interference. But they missed it. That happens a lot, so you get used to it as a coach and you got to deal with it sometimes.”
The obvious pass-interference penalty came on a third-and-10 play from the L.A. 13-yard line. A penalty would have given the Saints a fresh set of downs, enabling them to run out the clock and kick a short field goal to win the game.
Instead, the Saints had to kick the go-ahead field goal with 1:41 remaining. The Rams had enough time to drive 45 yards for a field goal to send the game into overtime. Los Angeles emerged with a 26-23 victory in overtime.
The NFL – as it has done in the past -- is expected this offseason to consider expanding the kinds of plays that fall under replay to review. But there is no guarantee the league will make any changes to its current replay rules to allow for challenges on judgment calls, such as pass interference or holding.