Alabama cornerback Saivion Smith isn’t someone you’ll hear a lot about on 49ers’ draft wish lists. And it might be a bit of a gamle for the Niners to wait until Round 4 to address their cornerbacking needs.
That said, Smith does look the part. At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, he has the kind of frame one would prefer in coordinator Robert Saleh’s Cover 3 defense. Smith looked better in zone coverage for the Crimson Tide last season, and he also managed three interceptions with five passes defended.
It’s important to note San Francisco’s corners recorded a whopping zero picks last year, so some ballhawking traits are always good to have.
Still, Smith would be a nice depth piece for a positional group that experience a lot of inconsistency and injury attrition last season.