49ers NFL Draft: 5 prospects who could be Day 1 starters in 2022

Kerby Joseph #25 of the Illinois Fighting Illini (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Kerby Joseph #25 of the Illinois Fighting Illini (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /
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Dylan Parham, Memphis Tigers
Dylan Parham #OL36 of the Memphis Tigers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

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49ers prospect No. 3: Offensive lineman Dylan Parham, Memphis

Sticking with the offensive line theme here, which many may argue would be the 49ers’ top NFL Draft need this offseason, it’s still a long shot Tyler Linderbaum winds up slipping to No. 61 overall if he even makes it into Round 2.

Instead, the Niners would have a much better shot at landing Memphis offensive lineman Dylan Parham, potentially with their own second-round pick, or if they’re lucky, later in Round 3 where San Francisco has two selections at the back of the round.

Parham, 6-foot-3 and 311 pounds, has turned into a nice 49ers draft crush this offseason. Having posted a 4.93 40-yard time at the NFL Scouting Combine, his movement skills shouldn’t be questioned, and his flexibility to play any position along the interior of the offensive line allows the same kind of luxury San Francisco would receive if it landed Linderbaum.

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There’s a chance Parham would wind up seizing the right guard spot out of the gate in 2022, pushing Daniel Brunskill back into an uber-reserve role to support the rest of the O-line.

That’s where Parham would start, although it wouldn’t be entirely out of the realm of possibility to see him start at left guard over the presumed 2022 starter, second-year pro Aaron Banks, depending on how that competition pans out during training camp.