The Philadelphia Eagles submitted a waiver claim on recently released San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Matt Cole, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The Birds didn’t get him, though, because the New York Jets’ claim took precedence. The waiver wire order mirrors the 2021 NFL Draft order and the Jets are second while the Eagles are sixth.
We haven’t talked about the 49ers second round selection, Aaron Banks, as he plays a position that’s difficult for the average fan and even analyst to talk about. On Tuesday, Niners right tackle, and former Notre Dame star, Mike McGlinchey, joined KNBR to discuss San Francisco’s second round selection. General manager John Lynch said after Banks was selected that McGlinchey was incessantly cheering for Banks, who is a bigger buy, but moves exceptionally well.
The success or failure of the 49ers’ 2021 draft class will come down to Trey Lance, the quarterback the team invested three first-round picks in after trading up to No. overall. But there were seven other players selected as general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan looked to replenish a roster with new starters, and depth, at key positions ahead of their fifth season at the helm.