No 49ers fan would disagree with the statement veteran left tackle Joe Staley is a team legend, who could one day be enshrined in Canton one day. Staley is 35 years old and still playing at a high caliber, looking like he’s seemingly ageless.
Unfortunately for fans everywhere, and Staley himself, time catches up to every athlete eventually. It’s definitely time to think about the future of the 49ers blindside, whether that be current right tackle Mike McGlinchey or somebody else.
If the answer is somebody else, Trey Adams is both the (arguably) most talented and (not so arguably) one of the most polarizing tackle prospect in the country.
There’s no doubting how good Adams is as a prospect. He’s almost unmatched in pass protection, and is amazing at handling every kind of pass-rusher.
Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, Adams has a history of injuries, which has really hurt his draft stock. He had a torn ACL in 2017 and a back injury in 2018, which ruled him out of a lot of football for two years.
It’s risk versus reward. It may be worth it, however, as a healthy Adams would be an amazing asset for the 49ers to have in the plan for a successor to Staley.