San Francisco 49ers Draft Two Linemen in the First Round: What's Next?
Back in March I wrote 49ers-draft-two-lineman-in-the-first-round">this article about the 49ers drafting two offensive linemen in the first round. Today, the 49ers seem to agree with me that this was a wise move.
I was surprised that with Bulaga still on the board, they felt the need to trade a fourth round pick this year to move up only two spots. I think it was a mistake and maybe the lack of a GM hurt them here. Still, the end result should be a very good offensive line for the foreseeable future.
I was a bit disappointed to see that Okung dropped to Seattle. If the 49ers were going to move up, I figure it would have been better to spend a little more and get Okung. They must really believe in Davis; hopefully all the negative talk about his character is just talk and not something that will turn him into another Kwame Harris.
I eagerly await their second round selection, as I think they will either go CB, or maybe even RB.
I really hope Toby Gerhart drops to the 49ers. Either trade up and get him or hope that he falls through. The threat of a big bruiser coming out of the backfield to pick up blitzes or dive for a 3rd-and-1 is something they lack. Think of the way defenses will have to stack the middle, opening up lanes for the WRs or TEs. So many ways to use him in an offense..
I keep hearing about Mays, but I don't think he is on the radar for the 49ers. They already have a good hitter at S with Goldson, and if they move Clements to S, then they have two good tacklers already.
I see Gerhart or maybe even another DT or ILB since it seems some people are down on McKillop (although when some 49ers were asked about surprising rookies, his name came up).
Wow, I really missed the mark on this one. I really thought that Gerhart would be a perfect fit. We will see how this plays out over the next few years.
Hopefully Mays' athletic ability will translate to play-making ability and being able to cover TEs. One thing in his favor is that the competition at USC is fierce and hopefully that has prepared him somewhat.
Don't know much about the 49ers 4th selection, I will do some homework and see what I can find out.
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