Zach Ertz Headlines

  • Stanford will be well represented in NFL draft, but no 1st-rounders expected

    In last year's NFL draft, just two Stanford players were taken, the school's lowest number since 2001. Both picks were very high: defensive lineman Solomon Thomas at No. 3 overall by the 49ers and running back Christian McCaffrey at No. 8 by the Panthers. This year, no Cardinal will go that high, but the school should have more players picked. Either safety Justin Reid or defensive tackle Harrison Phillips figures to be the first Cardinal drafted, probably in...

  • Garoppolo, Sherman lone 49ers on NFLPA’s top 50

    In late October, the 49ers were winless and faceless. After a 33-10 loss to the Eagles, they were 0-8, their starting quarterback was C.J. Beathard and their most recognizable player might have been an offensive lineman (left tackle Joe Staley). Since that defeat in Philadelphia, however, they have enjoyed an uptick in productivity (5-0 finish) and marketability: On Oct. 30, they traded for franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, and last month they signed...