No. 7: Cornerback Prince Charles Iworah
San Francisco’s final selection of the 2016 NFL Draft has a long way to go before passing over a very deep crop of cornerbacks on the roster.
Prince Charles Iworah may be extremely raw and unfinished, but the cornerback does have more than a few unteachable strengths the 49ers obviously liked when they drafted him. Various draft profiles stated how Iworah’s game needed fine-tuning, but the sheer potential was there.
Iworah, who is still likely close to the bottom of the depth chart, recorded a very impressive pass breakup in the early phases of training camp — the video can be viewed here, courtesy of the team’s website.
It’s doubtful plays like these will ensure Iworah earns a spot on the roster though, but that’s not why fans should watch him.
If the 49ers truly like what they see, Iworah would be a great candidate to land on the practice squad. Although it may be wise for San Francisco to keep a lid on him to prevent another team from grabbing him before he makes it to the squad itself (remember Marcus Cooper, anyone?).
Iworah’s potential may still be on display, so he’ll get his share of looks either way.
Next: No. 6: Wide Receiver Jerome Simpson