Round 6, Pick No. 193 Overall: 49ers select defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, Florida State
One of the reasons why San Francisco’s defensive line was so potent in 2019 was because of its depth. And that depth took a big turn in the wrong direction a year ago because of all those injuries.
With the 49ers already having moved on from defensive end Ronald Blair and also the likelihood of losing fellow linemen Solomon Thomas, D.J. Jones and Kerry Hyder to free agency, John Lynch and Co. will have to bulk up the depth once again.
At 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds, Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson isn’t the prototypical squatty 1-technique defender one would like for base formations, but his size has allowed for him to be moved around the defensive front as needed.
Versatile pieces are always important late in the draft, and Wilson also flashed some pass-rush prowess back in 2019 with 8.5 sacks. Yes, those numbers took a hit in 2020 when he had just two sacks.
Yet if San Francisco is seeking some interior run-stopping and pass-rushing help to bolster 3-technique depth, a player like Wilson in Round 6 sure would help.