No. 3: Offensive Lineman Wes Schweitzer from the Falcons
With wide receiver all but addressed, the 49ers could afford to beef up their offensive line between now and the NFL trade deadline.
The Niners have already been tested here, losing both starting tackles, Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey. And while fill-in linemen Justin Skule and Daniel Brunskill have held their own OK, it’s pretty clear Kyle Shanahan’s offense isn’t quite what it was earlier this season when both Staley and McGlinchey were healthy.
The good news is both tackles will return, and San Francisco has remained healthy within its interior. But exploring some better depth would be wise.
The Atlanta Falcons have already started the process of being sellers, trading off wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots. With one win, they’re not going anywhere.
A player to watch on the blocks is backup offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer, who is a free agent after this year, yet managed himself well enough as a starter for Atlanta the past two seasons before 2019.
Schweitzer can play all five positions along the O-line, making him a versatile reserve piece in case the Niners suffer any more injuries up front.
And dishing off one of their two seventh-round NFL Draft picks won’t hurt the 49ers at all.