Predicting 49ers offensive starting lineup before 2020 NFL Draft
By Peter Panacy
Yet another starting role all but guaranteed for 2020.
The 49ers boast the No. 1 tight end in the NFL, George Kittle, who’ll look to continue his red-hot surge up the record books after joining the pro ranks in Round 5 of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Kittle remains San Francisco’s best offensive threat, and nothing about the team’s actions in this year’s draft will change that this season.
If there are any positional question marks, though, it’s the depth behind Kittle which should create some wonders. The Niners lost veteran blocking tight end Levine Toilolo to the New York Giants in free agency, and there were reports the 49ers made a run at former Falcons tight end Austin Hooper before he signed with the Cleveland Browns.
This suggests Kyle Shanahan isn’t entirely happy with the depth behind Kittle, currently occupied by backup tight ends Ross Dwelley and Daniel Helm.
Look for another late-round addition at tight end in the NFL Draft.