Jerry Rice has some advice for his nephew"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLevi’s Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference CallsNFL Free AgencySan Francisco 49ers NewsNFL Free AgencyJerry rice to Jordan Matthews: Tell yourself you’re the best person thereNew Womens Brock Coyle Jersey ,40commentsJerry Rice has some advice for his nephewPDTShareTweetShareShareJerry rice to Jordan Matthews: Tell yourself you’re the best person thereChuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsIt’s barely been a week since the San Francisco 49ers signed Jordan Matthews, and here we are again talking about how he’s related to Niners legend Jerry Rice. Matthews spoke about the advice Uncle Jerry gave him when Matthews first came into the league:When he was first signed, Matthews also spoke about how with the Philadelphia Eagles last year, he made the most of every opportunity. Matthews expects to get a lot more touches with San Francisco. Matthews would have been a top five WR using Football Outsiders DVOA in 2018. He didn’t qualify because he didn’t have enough passes. He is a big possession receiver, that shows off his athleticism when the ball is in the air and after the catch. Matthews is primarily a slot receiver. Watching the Eagles game when they were in London playing the Jacksonville Jaguars gives you a clue of what Matthews can do. That game he had four catches for 93 yards. Both of those were season highs. Matthews had a couple of big plays down the field. Carson Wentz gave Matthews a chance and Matthews came down with the pass. Matthews was also able to run show off his speed after the catch on one of those passes. It’s the silver linings at this point. DeForest Buckner was at one point going from his nickname of “DeFo” to “DPOY” (That’s defensive player of the year). Unfortunately, with injuries Womens Nick Bosa Jersey , defensive miscues and other things, that most likely will not happen in 2018. But he’s still improving from 2017. In 2016, Buckner had six sacks for the entire season. Last season, he had three sacks. Buckner was credited for a half sack on Monday against the New York Giants, which bring shim to six sacks on the season. He has yet to surpass his 2.5 sack performance in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, but he’s well on track for a career high performance. One problem: This is the 49ers pass rush we’re talking about here Joshua Garnett Jersey , and Buckner has gone a few spells without a single sack to his name. The 49ers face enough inconsistent offensive lines the rest of the way that I don’t see how Buckner cannot inflate that sack total. Buckner refused to reveal his goal in 2018 for sacks, so we’ll have to wait until the offseason to see if he’s playing to expectations. DPOY or no, Buckner has become a centerpiece of the 49ers’ defense and he’s going to be getting a big payday sooner rather than later.