While wide receiver and the secondary sit atop the 49ers’ top needs in the NFL Draft, one shouldn’t think the team completely overlooks the interior of the offensive line.
Case in point, right guard Mike Person has zero in guaranteed money on his contract for 2020, and there’s the open chance the Niners could cut him to create some much-needed cap space. And overall, San Francisco could stand for some upgrades along the interior anyway.
Wisconsin has a long history of producing top-tier offensive lineman, and there’s a great-caliber one to be had early in the draft.
Center Tyler Biadasz is someone Niner Noise has chatted about already, and it wouldn’t be a massive shock to see the 49ers go this route, considering both wide receiver and cornerback are deep in the draft.
Biadasz is a player fringing between the first and second rounds, meaning a low-profile trade back from San Francisco could put John Lynch in a position to easily take the 6-foot-3, 321-pound lineman early in Round 2.
Considering the Niners have to face Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald twice a year, and interior pass protection is increasing in its importance, looking at a player like Biadasz would be exceptionally smart.
Particularly if the 49ers can generate some value with a trade down.