For years the San Francisco 49ers were known as a "finesse" team, a derogatory term that did little to encapsulate the way the team played during its glory years of the 1980s and 90s. The fact is that they played physical football on both sides of the line of scrimmage with guys like Ronnie Lott and Tom Rathman.
Now, no one is calling the 49ers a finesse team. Quite the opposite, actually. The team has a clear-cut identity on both sides of the ball and that identity is tied to their physicality. Players like Aaron Hernandez and Pierre Thomas can attest to how physical the 49ers play football.
The following players are draft prospects expected to go within the first three rounds and whose style of play would be perfect fits for this very physical team.