No. 1: Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh
Like Delanie Walker, the idea of bringing aboard a player like former Buccaneers wide receiver Ndamukong Suh would merely be about adding veteran presence and reinforcing depth behind the starters.
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Suh, 33 years old, is no longer the prolific interior pass-rusher he once was earlier in his career. But he’s still capable of eating double teams, and his run-stopping abilities haven’t let up at all. And after moving defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts, the 49ers have a bit of a hole along the interior of their defensive line.
The Niners likely replace Buckner’s presence by offering up a rotation, but even that has question marks. Fourth-year pro Solomon Thomas has underwhelmed since being the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft. Defensive tackles Kentavius Street and Jullian Taylor are still relatively unknown commodities, while defensive tackle Sheldon Day is a free agent.
The only notable piece here worth touting is nose tackle D.J. Jones.
Suh, in what could be his final swing in the NFL, would likely come on the cheap and provides some veteran prowess on what would probably be nothing more than a one-year flier for depth.