Davis, Iupati arrive at 49ers’ team offices

The 49ers might have been prudent to check for structural integrity of the stage in the press conference room before allowing Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati to be introduced today in Santa Clara. After all, we’re talking about 650-plus pounds of manhood between the two youngsters.

We’re talking about two very large guys. Davis will wear No. 76. Iupati will wear No. 77. Those numbers could be playing offense for the 49ers for a long time.

 

“It could be scary,” Davis said. “Mike is a beast.”

 

Iupati described the past day as “crazy.” He was surrounded by family members less than 24 hours ago. When Davis was selected at No. 11, Iupati figured the 49ers had forgotten about him. Then, when he received the phone call from the 49ers – “the craziest phone call ever” – it brought family members to tears.

 

Coach Mike Singletary said nobody will be handed a starting job, but Davis and Iupati were not selected in the first round to watch from the sideline. Since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970, the 49ers had never taken an offensive lineman within the first 20 selections.

 

On Thursday, they took two offensive linemen within the first 17 selections.

 

Here’s a look at the players the 49ers in the mix for the starting jobs on the offensive line:

 

LT – Joe Staley

LG – Mike Iupati, David Baas

C – Eric Heitmann

RG – Chilo Rachal

RT – Anthony Davis, Adam Snyder

 

Reserves: T Barry Sims, G Tony Wragge, C Cody Wallace, T Alex Boone, G Brian de la Puente, T Chris Patrick.

 

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Newly acquired receiver Ted Ginn will wear No. 19.

 

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