San Francisco 49ers: Projecting Each Prospect’s Role in 2016
By Jerod Brown
Prince Charles Iworah-Cornerback
Seventh Round-No.249 Overall
This one is purely a shot-in-the-dark. I could spend a few thousand words talking about how this pick didn’t make much sense if the justification is “let’s see if he develops” but I understand that other people are paid to make those decisions.
So, in looking at how Iworah might fit with the 49ers, one thing is clear; the guy is a burner.
At 5’9″ and 192 pounds, Iworah has enough height and bulk to compete in the NFL. Ideally he’d be a little taller, but explosiveness might matter more for the 49ers. Just as the NFL Network analysts noted, Iworah is going to have to be willing to play all special teams and he could make a fantastic gunner opposite of L.J. McCray.
Just as we mentioned in the previous discussion about cornerback depth, Iworah will have a chance to compete in camp and, who knows, he might be able to impress the coaches enough to stick around.
For now, he’s a likely candidate for the practice squad, if anything.
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The San Francisco 49ers brought in a rookie class that covers just about the entire spectrum in regards to playing time. Some players will make impacts immediately, some will do enough to force worse players off the roster and some will have to fight just for a spot on the practice squad.
For now, we’ll anxiously await training camp to see some of the competitions begin.
All statistics, records and accolades courtesy of Sports Reference.com. All height, weight and 2016 NFL Combine measurements are courtesy of NFL.com unless otherwise indicated.