As mentioned in previous slides, interior blocking is key for the 49ers.
While the pocket was kept relatively clean for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the Week 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there were some instances of interior pressure that caused some drives to stall.
The 49ers block well on the ends of the offensive line, but the interior is more suspect.
Center Tyler Biadasz may be the best interior blocker in college football. And with interior blocking more and more important in the passing era of the NFL today, Biadasz may be picked earlier than people suspect.
What makes Biadasz such an attractive prospect is his ability to protect in both the pass and run game. He’s strong but also agile, and uses that combination of strength and speed (as well as technique) to be a premium blocker.
If the 49ers are looking to aggressively upgrade their interior linemen, and they’re picking in the back half of the first round, Biadasz may make the most sense of any player in the country right now.