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

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Colton McKivitz #53 of the West Virginia Mountaineers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

No. 3: Offensive Tackle Colton McKivitz

The 49ers entered day three of the draft ready to make some moves. After news broke of 13-year veteran offensive tackle Joe Staley deciding to retire. The team immediately made moves to replace his presence. They made a deal with Washington Redskins to acquire seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams.

The 49ers sent their fifth-round (156th overall) pick and 2021 third-round pick to Washington to get the perennial Pro Bowler. But the team was not ready to completely walk away from the fifth round. And they traded running back Matt Breida to the Miami Dolphins for a fifth-round (153rd overall) pick.

With their newly acquired fifth-round pick, the 49ers selected left tackle Colton McKivitz out of West Virginia.

Barring an injury to some of the starters, McKivitz will likely not see the field too much in 2020 on offensive snaps. He will most likely sit behind Williams and learn the position from one of the top players at that spot.

Expect to see him on special teams. But God forbid, if someone on the offensive line does go down with an injury, he should be ready to go.