49ers 2022 offensive line predictions: The backups
- Daniel Brunskill
- Jaylon Moore
- Justin Skule
- Cordell Volson*
One of the advantages of grabbing Dylan Parham, likely with a day-two draft pick, is it would afford the 49ers the opportunity to move Daniel Brunskill back into a primary-backup role, which he excelled at in 2019 during the team’s Super Bowl run.
Brunskill being capable of playing all five positions is a massive plus, and it would remove the need to shuffle around a bunch of starters if someone other than Brunskill suffered a key injury and he was indeed starting at right guard.
While there isn’t a pure backup center, as this prediction would suggest the Niners don’t keep Jake Brendel on the 53-man roster, it’s important to note Parham or Brunskill could adequately back up Alex Mack.
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Meanwhile, both returnees Jaylon Moore and Justin Skule compete for swing-tackle roles entering 2022, however, this would mean third-year pro Colton McKivitz is on the outside, looking in.
With one of nine day-three picks in the NFL Draft, our prediction machine suggests the Niners grab quarterback Trey Lance‘s former teammate at North Dakota State, offensive guard Cordell Volson, whom we already touted as a possible fit for San Francisco.
Volson is far from a plug-and-play starter. But, as a depth piece and someone familiar with Lance’s skill set, there’s plenty of bonus room there.
Now, all that’s needed is for the 49ers to listen to our plans and predictions.