No. 1: Guard T.J. Lang
The 49ers will head into this week with only two guards on their roster, Zane Beadles and Joshua Garnett.
Although Garnett was a first-round pick from Stanford last year, Beadles will turn 31 during the 2017 season.
The 49ers have cornerstone tackles in Joe Staley and Trenton Brown, but will need to address the depth at the guard position.
Here’s where G T.J. Lang comes in. Lang, 29, is a former Green Bay Packer who was a vital cog in their offensive line.
The ex-Green Bay guard was the 22nd best offensive lineman, according to Pro Football Focus, posting a grade of 83.3. In a nine-game stretch during the 2016 season, Lang only allowed five quarterback pressures.
He’s not as great of a run blocker as a pass blocker, but he’ll be a solid addition to an offensive line that could use some stability.
Per reports from ESPN, the only team that’s currently in on the ex-Packer OG is the Seattle Seahawks.
Spotrac predicts that Lang will command an average salary of $8.5 million, which the 49ers can definitely afford.
Bottom line, the 49ers need stability along an inconsistent offensive line and Lang could fill a position of need.