5 hidden-gem sleepers 49ers must target on Day 3 of 2022 NFL Draft

Spencer Burford (#74), UTSA Roadrunners (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
Spencer Burford (#74), UTSA Roadrunners (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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Micheal Clemons, Texas A&M
Micheal Clemons #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

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49ers prospect No. 4: Micheal Clemons, EDGE, Texas A&M

The 49ers welcomed back Kerry Hyder to pair with Nick Bosa, but the team could stand to find another EDGE for the long term as well.

Micheal Clemons is the very definition of a jack of all trades, master of none. He has skills as both a pass-rusher and a run defender, but he doesn’t excel at any one area. He has some problems with flexibility and mobility, but he also possesses some excellent rushing moves and strength.

Clemons had seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss this season for Texas A&M. He showed particularly impressive skills against LSU, which really put him on the map for NFL scouts.

Additionally, he shows some definite three-down potential for the NFL, and he can be used right away in obvious passing situations while teams work on fixing his mobility issues. He has good size at 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, and his pass-rushing moves are NFL ready.

Sure, Clemons is a bit of a developmental project when it comes to being a starter in the NFL, and he’ll never be a perfect athlete, but teams won’t care if he can get to the quarterback.

Clemons won’t need to shoulder the pass-rushing load to San Francisco if he’s selected, but getting even five sacks in a part-time role throughout his career would be a good return for a Day 3 pick.