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Golden Nuggets: Handle your doubters today like you’re Jason Poe

Branch: 49ers’ Jason Poe was so bad in ninth grade, his coach urged him not to play (paywall)

“We were thinking, ‘OK, if he sticks it out he’s going to be a lifetime scout-team O-line guy and hopefully on senior night we can get him in for a couple reps somewhere,” Strickland said. “We had no idea. I’m telling you, don’t bet against him.”

“Simms ranked the presumed 49ers starter at No. 31, only one spot ahead of Sam Darnold, two spots ahead of Geno Smith. Not exactly elite company. He also says “he’s not the best quarterback on the roster,” teasing out that Jimmy Garoppolo will be ranked higher on his Top 40 QB Countdown list.