The 49ers defensive line is still strong, even if the team ultimately decides to allow Arik Armstead to walk in free agency after his 10-sack 2019 campaign.
Yet there’s plenty of room for depth, considering linemen Ronald Blair and Sheldon Day are also free agents, and backup linemen Kentavius Street and Jullian Taylor haven’t quite solidified roles for themselves.
If the Niners somehow wind up landing selections in Rounds 3 or 4, it wouldn’t be a complete shocker to see them target Syracuse defensive lineman Alton Robinson.
Robinson, who could serve on the inside and also as a weak-side edge rusher, had an exceptional NFL Scouting Combine performance, putting up a 4.69 40-yard time and then matching it with an impressive 25 bench-press reps.
The 6-foot-2, 264 pounder is disruptive, showcasing edge bend and violent pass-rushing moves. Now paired with such blazing speed for a player of his size, one can see how Robinson could be a great situational pass-rusher for San Francisco right away, potentially working his way into a featured role in a short amount of time.
Remember, teams can never have too many pass-rushers, and the 49ers will certainly consider the approach.