No. 2 player on 49ers defensive NFL Draft big board: DB Jalen Pitre, Baylor
Yes, another highlight on Baylor defensive back Jalen Pitre. You’ve gotten used to those if you’re a regular Niner Noise reader.
As noted earlier, San Francisco already lost K’Waun Williams to free agency. In addition, strong safety Jaquiski Tartt remains unsigned, and it doesn’t appear as if the 49ers are inclined to bring him back on yet another one-year deal.
Even with Charvarius Ward in play, the Niners could stand to reinforce the boundary cornerback spots, too.
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Simply put, the entire secondary still needs some help, and that’s where Pitre comes into play. The 6-foot, 197-pound defensive back lined up all over Baylor’s secondary during his tenure. And while he primarily worked at nickel his final season at the collegiate level, he has more than enough knack to lock down a strong safety spot, can play the last line of defense as a single-high option and can also serve out on the boundary.
A player like Pitre, likely pegged as an early day-two pick, sure would help San Francisco solve at least one of its bigger question marks in the defensive backfield.