Round 5: SF 49ers Offensive Lineman Colton McKivitz
From Round 1 to Round 5, it’s a little harder to assign a grade to one of the offensive line’s reinforcements picked up during the NFL Draft, former West Virginia offensive tackle Colton McKivitz.
McKivitz has only seen 14 regular-season snaps for the SF 49ers, earning a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 49.1 during that extremely abbreviated period. In case you were wondering, nine of these were at right guard with the other three happening at right tackle.
Getting some early reps at multiple spots helps, but the overall body of work doesn’t tell a whole lot.
What does help formulate McKivitz’s first-quarter grade, however, is what happened during training camp. Aside from some notable efforts blocking Javon Kinlaw during one-on-one drills, McKivitz had more than his share of troubles against other linemen throughout practices. There were flashes here and there, yes. But generally speaking, McKivitz’s efforts suggested he’d be little more than a deep reserve in year one.
Fortunately, at least for a late-round rookie, that’s about as much as should be expected. Particularly considering all the oddities of the 2020 offseason.