Round 3, Pick No. 93 Overall: 49ers select TE Greg Dulcich, UCLA
Head coach Kyle Shanahan’s desire to land a complementary tight end to pair with George Kittle isn’t anything new, but those efforts haven’t exactly produced a notable return.
Sure, the 49ers re-signing Kittle’s prior No. 2 positional backup, Ross Dwelley, to a one-year deal suggests they won’t be overly aggressive trying to find an upgrade in this year’s NFL Draft. But, given how Dwelley saw a dramatic decrease in use from 2020 to 2021, it wouldn’t be overly shocking if Shanahan wants to take some shots at what’s looking to be a deep class of tight ends this spring.
And with the No. 93 overall selection, that’s precisely what the Niners do, grabbing UCLA tight end Greg Dulcich.
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The 6-foot-4, 243-pound Dulcich has some positive yards-after-the-catch potential, which is a staple of Shanahan’s offense. And while Dulcich won’t be anything close to the kind of blocker Kittle is, the former can certainly hold his own out on the perimeter against smaller linebackers and defensive backs.
What San Francisco will want, though, is someone with reliable hands who can take advantage of Kittle getting all the attention.
That’s precisely what Dulcich could be if the 49ers grab him here.