SANTA CLARA — The 49ers filled a need that wasn’t a need, or didn’t seem like one before the draft.
With the ninth pick in Round 1, the 49ers took Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey. They took him to help their 12th-rated offense from last season instead of someone to help their 24th-rated defense.
Coming into the draft, the 49ers already had two starting offensive tackles — Joe Staley and Trent Brown. Brown is the best right tackle in the NFL, according to Denver Broncos All Pro outside linebacker Von Miller. And Staley is a six-time Pro-Bowl left tackle whom the 49ers gave a $6.4-million raise on April 17.
Drafting McGlinchey seemed excessive.
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