49ers 2020 NFL Draft: Live tracker with picks, grades and analysis
By Peter Panacy
The 49ers looked at a lot of tight ends during the offseason, both in free agency and also leading up to the NFL Draft.
San Francisco doesn’t need to replace the All-Pro, George Kittle, of course. But finding some depth behind Kittle would be a wise move, considering the team also lost its veteran, Levine Toilolo, in free agency to the New York Giants.
And to do this, the Niners brought in Georgia tight end Charlie Woerner at No. 190 overall after trading wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and their own Round 6 pick to the Philadelphia Eagles to move up earlier in the round.
Woerner, 6-foot-5 and 244 pounds, never reached 150 receiving yards in a single season with the Bulldogs, and that might not be his expected role at the pro level anyway. He’s much more of a blocking type, who also can serve as a fullback-type player and reserve to the starter there, Kyle Juszczyk.
The move shouldn’t endanger No. 2 tight end Ross Dwelley on the depth chart. But it does call into question whether or not fellow tight end Daniel Helm sticks around as the third option.
Overall, a good fit for a much-needed backup role.