One of San Francisco’s biggest concerns this offseason and beyond is what happens at cornerback. Opposite the veteran, Richard Sherman, the No. 2 starting job could easily be up for grabs between Ahkello Witherspoon and Emmanuel Moseley.
The developing depth behind them? Well, it’s not overly impressive or proven.
It wouldn’t be a shock to see the 49ers land a cornerback, perhaps two in this year’s NFL Draft. Fortunately, the depth at this position is pretty good. Not quite at the level of wide receivers, but there is talent throughout the draft.
One of those likely to go towards the tail end of Round 1 or early in Round 2 is Clemson corner A.J. Terrell.
Yes, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Terrell was abused in the national championship against LSU. But before that, Terrell had one of the most consistent and impressive seasons for Clemson, displaying plenty of shutdown characteristics.
He’s fine in zone, but he’s also more than adept sticking with his receiver on complex routes. The 49ers could use a corner like that.