No. 2 prospect 49ers don’t want to see in NFC West: EDGE George Karlaftis, Purdue
There are plenty of good-quality pass-rushers teams like the Niners, Hawks, Cardinals and Rams could target in this year’s NFL Draft, especially a few who’ll surely be first- and second-round selections.
Look for LA to do something in this regard late on day two of the draft, but Arizona and Seattle could both look to bolster their respective pass rush earlier. Same with San Francisco.
Purdue EDGE George Karlaftis has certainly seen his draft stock rise since he closed out his collegiate campaign with 14 sacks and 29 tackles of a loss over three seasons. While he’s not the perfect prospect by any means, any team looking for a versatile edge defender with a relentless motor could do much worse than target him.
At 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, look for a 4-3 base defense to put him on the edge, and it wouldn’t be shocking at all to see Seattle pounce on him at No. 9 overall to bolster what’s been a putrid pass rush for the Seahawks for the last few seasons now.
Considering the 49ers have some serious question marks with their own pass-blocking ways entering 2022, the last thing they’d want to see is another pass-rusher to deal with in the NFC West.