49ers roster: Stock up, stock down on 2021 NFL Draft class
By Peter Panacy
49ers OL Jaylon Moore
If the Niners can turn their fifth-round NFL Draft pick, Western Michigan’s Jaylon Moore, into a quality offensive lineman, it might help make up for any long-term gaffe on Aaron Banks, should the latter fail to develop appropriately.
Moore, who was expected to compete for little more than a reserve lineman, preferably on the inside, actually ended up getting the start at left tackle against Kansas City in the wake of San Francisco electing to let veteran starting left tackle Trent Williams rest.
Interestingly enough, Moore ended up receiving 47 snaps during the game, second most behind only second-year pro Colton McKivitz (49).
And at least according to Pro Football Focus, Moore performed well, posting a respectable 60.5 overall grade during the game, which featured plenty of snaps against the Chiefs’ first-team defense over the bulk of the first quarter.
Not bad for a fifth-round pick. Not bad at all.
Moore is now squarely in the competition for the primary swing-tackle job this season, supporting players like Williams and right tackle Mike McGlinchey and potentially pushing out older veterans like Shon Coleman and Tom Compton.