5 Defensive Linemen the 49ers Should Be Evaluating at the NFL Scouting Combine

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5 Defensive Linemen the 49ers Should Be Evaluating at the NFL Scouting Combine
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Without a doubt, the San Francisco 49ers defensive line has more questions than answers right now. Isaac Sopoaga and Ricky Jean Francois are impending free agents, and Justin Smith is coming back from a fairly serious triceps injury.

There's no guarantee that Sopoaga and Jean Francois will be back with the club, nor is there any guarantee that Smith will be back at 100 percent. Which can only mean one thing, it's all but set in stone that San Francisco will be drafting more than one defensive lineman in the 2013 NFL draft.

And I have a feeling that those draft selections will come on both Days 1 and 2 of the draft. There are plenty of intriguing names and prospects coming out as both seniors and underclassmen, so it will be exciting to see who shoots up draft boards from now until April 25.

With the defensive linemen portion of the combine already completed, I'll take a look at five linemen Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh should be paying close attention after Monday's impressive workouts.

All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.

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