The offensive linemen and running backs just completed their athletic testing at the Combine. Of those players, here are the top five the 49ers should be interested in:
1. Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss.
A big left tackle named Little with long, 35 1/4-inch arms. Ran the 20-yard shuttle in 4.74 seconds, which confirms how quick and agile he is for a big man. Little can play left guard for a season before replacing Joe Staley at left tackle in 2020. The 49ers can draft Little in Round 2.
2. Andre Dillard, OT, Washington St.
An athletic left tackle who doesn’t have long arms (33 1/2 inches), but has more than enough quickness and agility to fit the 49ers outside-zone blocking scheme. Ran the fastest 20-yard shuttle (4.40) and second-fastest three-cone drill (7.44) among offensive linemen. Like Little, the 49ers could draft Dillard in Round 2, play him at left guard for a season and move him to left tackle in 2020.
3. Connor McGovern, OG, Penn St.
A right guard with long arms (34 1/8 inches) who is strong (28 reps on the bench) and agile (7.66 3-cone, 4.57 yards shuttle). Should be available when the 49ers pick in Round 3.
4. Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma.
A right guard who played for the best offensive line in college football last season. Samia doesn’t have long arms (33 inches), but he’s strong (28 reps on the bench) and agile (4.7 2-yards shuttle). Should be available when the 49ers pick in Round 3.
5. Alex Barnes, RB, Kansas State.
A big running back (6’0″, 225 lbs.), who is fast for his size (4.58 40-yard dash), explosive (38-inch vertical leap) incredibly strong (34 reps on the bench) and surprisingly agile (6.95 3-cone, 4.1 shuttle). Scored eight rushing touchdowns in the red zone last season. Should be available when the 49ers pick in Round 4.