49ers NFL Draft: Predicting each rookie selection’s impact in 2020

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No. 4: Tight End Charlie Woerner

In the sixth round of the draft, the 49ers elected to trade up, striking a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. They sent wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and the 210th pick to move up to the 190th pick. With that pick, they opted to draft a tight end, Charlie Woerner, out of Georgia.

Needless to say All-Pro tight end George Kittle is a lock for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart, and he will also likely be the team’s leading receiver. So look for Worner to have a very different role as a supporting tight end.

At Georgia in his senior season, Woerner had nine receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. So it might be safe to say he will not be a receiving threat for San Francisco.

Look for him to be the second tight end in on running situations using his power to open holes for one of the many running backs on the team’s roster.

Also, don’t be surprised to see Woerner line up in the backfield at fullback in Shanahan’s offense. If former 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders lined up back there last season, it’s highly likely we’ll see Woerner take some snaps at that spot.