The 49ers rumors are swirling around who the San Francisco 49ers may select in the 2018 NFL Draft. An area of large discussion for the 49ers is addressing their offensive line. Keeping quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo upright and comfortable in the pocket is one of the 49ers' biggest keys to success in 2018, and they weren't great at it last year. According to Football Outsiders, San Francisco's offensive line ranked in the bottom half of the league and gave up a sack on nearly seven percent of drop backs. Here are three offensive linemen the 49ers could select in the 2018 NFL Draft:
3.) Austin Corbett, OG, Nevada Wolfpack
A player the 49ers should keep their eye on in round two is Nevada offensive guard Austin Corbett. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman was a stud for Nevada last season. He has great hands which he uses in his initial punch in run and pass blocking. He is a smart football player who makes quick decisions on the line.
2.) Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Nelson is clearly the best interior offensive lineman in this class and San Francisco would be smart to invest in keeping quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo upright - especially considering how the 49ers just signed him the biggest deal in NFL history on an average-per-year basis. They need to improve the interior, which will help their running game considering they just paid Jerick McKinnon top four running back money this offseason.
1.) Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
McGlinchey is regarded as one of the best offensive linemen in the 2018 class and perhaps the 49ers draft him in round one. McGlinchey was named a Walter Camp First-Team All-American. Joe Staley isn't getting any younger and the rest of the unit posted below average grades, according to ProFootballFocus. Turn this unit into a strength and good things will happen.
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