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Aaron Burbridge Jersey , the workout portions), and with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan running South practices this year, we are trying to give you a special Senior Bowl edition of the nuggets. Niners Nation has two writers on-site for the practices and the game on Saturday. Both have already started posting content from Wednesday. Derrik Klassen has written about wide receiver Deebo Samuel(as well as more names to keep an eye on in the coming days), while Tommy Call III has a nice write-up of wide receiver prospect Andy Isabella. You can also follow the Senior Bowl using our SB Nation hub. This includes recaps and other insights from our NFL blogs across the network, so there’s a wealth of information there. I’ve added in several links from our other team blogs. Some of these are talking about players in relation to their team needs, however I found the write-ups well done and thought that the analyses could also be applied to the 49ers. Note: some of these are recaps from Day One that came in after the first Senior Bowl Nuggets were posted at 6:00 AM PST. They still contained really good information/content so they were added to Thursday morning’s nuggets. Non-49ers beat writer contentKyler Murray to the Raiders? Jon Gruden sounds like changed man on smaller QBs (Pro Football Weekly)Senior Bowl Day 2 practice notes (Draft Network)Perfect Senior Bowl prospects for every team (Draft Network)Senior Bowl notebook, Day 2: Shades of Darius Leonard in LB (NFL.com)All Eyes on Daniel Jones, Drew Lock at Senior Bowl (SI)2019 Senior Bowl: Standouts from Tuesday’s practices (Draft Wire)2019 Senior Bowl: NFL Draft Prospects, Teams Meeting Tracker (Draft Wire)Pair of pass rushers are excited to be working with Head Coach Jon Gruden (Raiders.com)Senior Bowl Notes: Day 1 observations for the Falcons (The Falcoholic)Senior Bowl Day 1 practice notes (Cincy Jungle)Cowboys 2019 draft target: North Dakota State RB Bruce Anderson at the Senior Bowl (Blogging the Boys)Broncos busy scouting prospects at the Senior Bowl (Mile High Report)Senior Bowl Interviews: Stampede Blue talks with a few Colts prospects (Stampede Blue)Day one recap from down at the Senior Bowl in Mobile (Arrowhead Pride)Senior Bowl Day 1 Recap: Defensive linemen dominate in 1-on-1 pass rushing drills (Acme Packing Co.)Dolphins meet with Jarrett Stidham at Senior Bowl (The Phinsider)Senior Bowl Interview: Wisconsin OL Michael Deiter (Bolts from the Blue)49ers beat5 intriguing prospects on 49ers Senior Bowl team (Mercury News)How 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan will attack first Senior Bowl as head coach (Inman)Andy Isabella has memorable first encounter with Jon Gruden at Senior Bowl (Chan)49ers at the Senior Bowl: WR Deebo Samuel has another big day, Shanahan impressed with Montez Sweat(Barrows)Five Senior Bowl prospects the 49ers should keep an eye on approaching the NFL Draft (Biderman)Could 49ers, Raiders find an edge rusher at the Senior Bowl? (San Francisco Chronicle) Also, his conference call"The fourth round, is that higher than you were expecting to be taken?“Yes. I don’t know, you think punters normally get taken, like it sort of starts in the fifth. I feel like I really got along with coach [special teams coordinator Richard] Hightower and coach [assistant special teams coach Stan] Kwan, and I was hoping it would be San Fran, and I think San Fran were about two picks away, and I got a call, and I was like, ‘You are kidding me.’ Unbelievable.”And you met the two coaches when they came out for your Pro Day at Utah?“No, they didn’t come to the Pro Day http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-roger-craig-jersey , they came in person, like there was a personal workout where they came, we had dinner, went for a punt the next day.”You had three punts blocked last season. What do you have to do to tighten that up in the NFL?“I mean, I just have to work on my consistent get-off, make sure that doesn’t happen. I mean, I’ve been working a lot in the offseason. I feel like I’ve got everything tightened up, so I’m confident that that can be avoided easily.”Is it true you can kick with both feet?“I mean, I can kick with my left foot decent. It’s nothing pretty. I definitely prefer to put it on the right, but if necessary, I can throw it on the left and maybe get something out of it.”Are you also a holder?“Yes. I take a lot of pride in my holding.”What’s your kickoff history?“I kicked off in 2017. I haven’t 100-percent got down exactly my steps and stuff, but I feel like I’ve got a strong leg. Yeah, I’m confident kicking off.”Is that something that the 49ers discussed with you as something that they’d want you to do for them this year?“Potentially. In the workout I did some kickoffs. I was hitting the ball well. But yeah, I mean, they mentioned it’s obviously a weapon, either the kicker or the punter can kick off, but if they’re both good at it, it’s just a plus.”If you could, could you explain how you went from being an apprentice as a glass installer to now a punter in America?“So I played Australian League football and had a few shoulder injuries. I had two operations on my left shoulder, which sort of took me out of the action in the Aussie rules football. And then I sort of just for fun would go down and play flag American football with a couple of my mates at a park, and basically was seen there punting and messing around by a guy called Craig Wilson Garry Gilliam Jersey White , who knows Nathan Chapman and John Smith at ProKick Australia, and then a few months later I was out fishing and got a call from John, and John told me he would change my life, send me to America, all that good stuff. I went home, told my folks that John Smith is going to send me to America, and they thought I was smoking something. I ended up just handing in my resignation at work, moving to Melbourne for a year to train and learn the standard two-punt spiral because we sort of learned to punt on the run in Australian football. Yeah, moved to Santa Barbara to junior college, played one year, did 18 months to finish my AA degree and then went to Utah for three.”Nathan spoke glowingly about you throughout the whole process. Can you talk about what it was like working with him? And you did it for a year, is that correct?“Yeah, about a year, and then he’ll come out to America and sort of help clean up guys’ styles as they develop bad habits over here and stuff like that. A year, but sort of on and off for five years now.”He said that if he could go back and do it all again, he would do it all differently. What were some of the things that he taught you to kind of ease your transition into the NFL?“Well, I think he basically tried to come straight from Australia into the NFL, and it’s a lot different kicking big, like kicking big high punts in the park with no rush, no helmet, no pressure http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-ahkello-witherspoon-jersey , no crowd noise, nothing like that, to going straight into the NFL. There’s not many guys that go into college and have their freshman year as like an outstanding year. You learn things along the way. You learn how to read punt return units and stuff like that, where to put the ball. So I think he sort of, he slowly changed his sort of main objective to go instead of straight to NFL, to college, that way you earn yourself a name, you sort of get more exposure, and then it’s easier for you to transition into the NFL from there.”Is it a little different for you being your age and then being at college with a lot of guys that are quite a bit younger than you?“No, but also I went to Utah where there’s lots of returned missionaries. So like when I first got there, Andy Phillips, my kicker, I think was 27, and he was one of my best mates, like punter/kicker. Chase Hansen is my age, who’s in the draft this year. There’s a few older guys. But no, I feel like most people in sports sort of have the same mindset and we’re all working towards the same goal, so age doesn’t, never really played too much of a part.”We saw you doing a fake punt on one of the highlights that they showed. Is that something that you enjoy doing? Does it bring you back to your Aussie rules football days?“Yeah, I love it. I feel like throwing in a fake can sort of keep opposition honest. You can’t turn your back and do all hold up. You can’t double both gunners and leave the box short or anything like that. I feel like it keeps the opposition on their toes and also it’s a serious rush to run the ball.”Where are you calling from right now?“I’m in Santa Barbara. I’m at my girlfriend’s house in Santa Barbara.”

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