Warriors, compare the young talents of the 49ers ahead of the upcoming seasons

While the Giants are watching their aging roster disappoint this season after a historic 2021 campaign, the 49ers and Warriors are on the cusp of another season filled with exciting young talent.

The Warriors will try to defend their title while continuing their two-time-line dream, and the 49ers hand the keys to someone who has started three football matches at the sport’s most important center since October 2020, all while shortening the minutes. From back to the Super Bowl last season.

So which title contender has the best young talent right now in the Bay Area? Like everything, there are rules for exercise.

The term “youth” can be defined in a number of ways. If I insist, young men can be mentally sane – even torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while walking down the aisle to get mail. In this case, we put a number for the insane: 25 years.

Sorry Debo Samuel. Sorry kevon looney. Apologies as well to Emmanuel Mosley and Charvarius Ward.

Now that the only rule of the game is really explained, let’s take a look at the guys from the two franchises.

the Warriors

Level 1: Jordan Paul, Jonathan Cominga, James Wiseman, Moses Modi
Level 2: Donte Divincenzo, Patrick Baldwin Jr., Ryan Rollins

On their way to repeat and defend their title once again, the Warriors will once again lead Steve Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Curry is the oldest of the 34-year-old trio, followed by Thompson (32) and Greene (32). The third Splash Brother, or better yet, Splash Nephew or Kid Splash – as 23-year-old Jordan Poole might be called – has emerged as a star who can carry the torch as Steph and Klay age.

Paul didn’t just break out this past season. He’s taken on multiple roles, done the impossible at his best impersonation of Steve Curry at times and looked every bit as superstar in the making – one season having had to play 11 games in the G League. He barely missed a 50/40/90 position in his first season after shooting 50.8 percent from the field, 39.1 percent on threes and making 91.5 percent of his free throws.

Paul was still only 22 years old at the time, and scored 30 points to start his playoff career and followed that up with 29. He scored at least 30 points twice and at least 20 points seven times en route to becoming the Warriors, all with 65.4 Real shot ratio.

Joe Lacob and Bob Myers will both be full on keeping Paul About long distanceBut now he’s a sure-footed player who’s ready to take an even bigger leap in his 23-year season.

Kuminga, Wiseman, Moody, Baldwin and Rollins are not yet 21 years old. Wiseman (21) is the oldest in the group, although he has played only 49 basketball games since his college debut nearly three years ago — three in college, 39 in the NBA, three in the G-league and four in the summer. this. last July. Kuminga, 19, is only a month older than Patrick Baldwin Jr. , the top pick for Warriors from this year’s draft, and has the highest rise percentage of them all.

It might also be the biggest question mark. It’s all up to him if he wants to reach his supernatural potential, all while we all need reminders of how young the super talented can be.

During the Warriors’ march to their last title, Kuminga and Moody became the second youngest and fourth youngest champion in NBA history. Ever. Only Kobe Bryant has played more minutes in the Conference Finals at age 19 than the Warriors’ pick in the 2021 draft. Coaches and players alike already have confidence in Moody, and there’s no reason he can’t get a strong and growing role next season.

Moody and DiVincenzo will help replace Gary Payton II, one of the most unique players in the NBA. DiVincenzo is a veteran of the group, turning 26 years old on January 31, 2023. He was already a champion in college and in the NBA. His breakout season was 24, when he averaged 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, while shooting at 37.9 percent from depth. Signing him to a two-year, $9.3 million contract with a player option for the second year could be a steal this season and another eager acquisition looking to play in a bigger deal off next season with a big show as a Warrior.

Baldwin and Rollins will likely see a lot more minutes in Santa Cruz than San Francisco this season. The Warriors also considered both types of first-round draft picks, and higher than their actual picks for No. 28 and No. 44 overall. Rollins could play himself minutes off the bench as the season progresses, serving as a backball coach. The Warriors believe that Baldwin, when healthy, is much more of a player who was a top candidate in high school than a player who struggled as a freshman in Milwaukee. Commitment and basketball IQ are out of the question when it comes to the 19-year-old.

At this time one year ago, the Warriors were tied for the third oldest roster in the NBA at 27.8 years old. This is off season so far, they have replaced Nemanja Bjelica (34), Chris Chiozza (27 in November), Otto Porter Jr. (29), Juan Toscano-Anderson (29) and Gary Payton II (December 30) with a 32-year-old, 25-year-old, 20-year-old, and 20-year-old in November.

Well, 38-year-old Iguodala, who turns 39 in late January, can certainly change a few things.

49ers

Level 1: Nick Bossa, Fred Warner, Tre Lance, Elijah Mitchell, Brandon Ayuk
Level 2: Dre Greenlaw, Dear Poet, Javon Kinlaw, Talanoa Huvanga, Drake Jackson

The top level 1 couldn’t be much stronger. It also teeters on the edge of eligibility. Fred Warner turns 26 in November, and Bossa turns 25 on October 23. Self-established rules, Bossa and Warner are two of the best in their position in the whole of football.

After rupturing his ACL, Bossa was one of the best defensive players in the NFL last season and is on his way to stardom. He scored 15.5 high-level sacks (4th in the NFL), forced four fouls and led the NFL with 21 tackles for a loss. Bossa had four sacks and five QB hits and forced one to falter in the three games played by 49 players.

He now has eight sacks and 10 QB strikes in six playoffs. As a novice, he has a score of 86.7 Pro Football Focus. Having missed almost the entirety of the 2020 season, Bossa has a score of 88.3 in the PFF. Already the previous year’s No. 2 in the Pro Bowl in both health seasons, he won the Defensive Rookie of the Year and was twice named as the 25 best player in the entire league by his peers.

Warner, a former third-round pick, had a “downward year” by his standards last season. He received a score of 75.2 last season, down from his score of 88.6 in 2021. Warner also had a career high last season of 137 tackles. The previous year, he was named to his Pro Bowl for the first time, along with receiving All-Pro honors.

His 2020 campaign consisted of 125 tackles, one sack, seven QBs, two interceptions, six defensive passes, two stumbled recoveries and a forced fumble. He was named the 70 best player in each of the past three years. Warner signed a record five-year, $95.23 million contract last July, and Bossa is on his way to a giant contract, too.

Brandon Aiyuk is the oldest offensive trio at the top level, and many believe he is preparing for the breakout season. He and quarterback Trey Lance have shaped the chemistry all season. During his first seven games last season, AIOK had only 13 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown. In his last 10 games, he has had 43 receptions for 685 yards and four TDs. Over two seasons, he hit 116 balls for 1,574 yards and 10 TD points.

Mitchell, who was in the sixth round last year, broke the record for the rookie rush for a season on a team 49 in 10 games. He ended up making 11 appearances and finished the season with 1,100 yards of scrimmage (963 rushes) with six total touchdowns—five rushes and one as a receiver. As a rookie, he ran for over 100 yards five times.

Then there’s Tre Lance, the man who has played in seven games and has been in three since October 3, 2020. One of those games came against Central Arkansas. The 22-year-old midfielder has the size, he has the speed and arm strength to be a standout player in his position, and he deserves everything to trade up to pick number 3.

Does he have the precision and understanding of complex attacking and the ability to dissect a defense in the NFL now? Come Sunday, we’ll see.

Dre Greenlaw (25) and Aziz El Shaer (25), along with Warner, give away 49, if not, top players. The The best group of midfielders in the NFL. The fact that the 49ers found Greenlaw in the fifth round and signed Poet as an unformed free agent makes it that much better. Greenlaw made three regular season appearances last season, although he did well for San Francisco in the regular season finale, giving the team a 49-player top 12 tackle. In his first two seasons, he only missed three regular season games and averaged 90 tackles – five for a loss, one sack, and two QB hits per year.

The poet scored only 53 times in his first two seasons. In 2021, he has stepped up in major ways, preparing himself for a strong day ahead. He had 102 tackles – nine for a loss, five defensive passes, one interception, two bags, one forced fumble, and two recoveries. On four different occasions, he made double-digit tackles in the match.

The 49ers full back should not be messed with.

Javon Kinlaw and Talanoa Huvanga find themselves at odds. Kinlaw is a former first-round pick and has not lived up to expectations due to injuries. However, his talent is too much. He’s been a standout player this season, healthy and appears to be in great shape. Huvanga emerged last season as a starter outside of the fifth round. He’s had 32 tackles over the course of 15 games, and has made a huge appearance on special teams in some big cases. Kinlaw and Hufanga will both be starters in the season opener of 49, with high expectations.

Finally, Drake Jackson finds himself on the same path as Baldwin and Rollins: all the hype and possibilities before any production. Like the Junior Warriors, the young defensive party looks like a talent that could top his 61st recruitment slot overall this past April.

Entering week one, the 49ers are the 15th youngest team in the NFL – with an average age of just under 26. They also have the youngest player in the league right now.

Depending on the experience advantage, as well as Bossa and Warner being at or near the top of their respective positions, the winner of the drill should go to the 49ers. A Kuminga, Wiseman, or Moody taking a Poole-like stride can quickly turn the tide. The Niners also have the biggest mystery between the two teams, perhaps the biggest in all of football, while playing the most important position in the sport.

Let’s be real: It all goes back to Tre Lance.

He has the required star power around him. It’s the latest sports car in the game, looking to outpace its competition rather than spiral out of control. Everything is there to take the first of those two paths – minus that unnecessary contentious thing in QB, which can become real (won’t happen) or be erased in the blink of an eye.

It’s time to grab the keys and go.

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