After six rounds, still no pass-rusher or tackle

The 49ers have picked in six rounds. Why haven’t they picked an outside linebacker? Why haven’t they picked an offensive tackle?

Well, the 49ers had the chance to pick an offensive tackle that could have filled that need. With two picks in front of them in the first round, the 49ers had decided on either receiver Michael Crabtree or tackles Eugene Monroe and Michael Oher.


The Jaguars took Monroe at No. 8, and the Packers selected B.J. Raji with the ninth pick. The 49ers didn’t have to give it much thought before selecting Crabtree over Oher.


When asked if the 49ers thought about moving back into the first round to select the dropping Oher, Singletary said they were unable to do it. “It would’ve cleaned us out on the back end,” he said.


Singletary said the 49ers opted against selecting a tackle or an outside linebacker in the five rounds after that because they did not see anyone at those positions that would’ve served as an upgrade. So the 49ers selected players they deemed as better fits at running back (Glen Coffee), inside linebacker (Scott McKillop), quarterback (Nate Davis) and tight end (Bear Pascoe).


Singletary said the team would look at the board and either the players at OLB or OT that they may have wanted had already been selected. The players available “did not fit into what we’re doing,” he said.


So the 49ers have Parys Haralson and Manny Lawson at outside linebacker. Behind those player is not a lot of depth.


Said Singletary, “I’m confident somehow, someway, we’ll get what we need.”


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