Round 6, Pick No. 220 Overall (Compensatory): 49ers select OL Cordell Volson, North Dakota State
Grabbing three offensive linemen in an NFL Draft sure seems to be a bit of a reach. But it has its merits.
With question marks about Alex Mack and Mike McGlinchey not being available in Week 1, plus the uncertainty about left guard Aaron Banks taking over for now-New York Jets Pro Bowler Laken Tomlinson, San Francisco could easily see three-fifths of its offensive line completely different from how it looked to start 2021.
Recalling last year’s training camp, the 49ers’ O-line depth wasn’t particularly impressive either, and this portion of the depth chart could stand for some reinforcement anyway.
So, why not reinforce it with a player awfully familiar with Trey Lance, North Dakota State offensive lineman Cordell Volson?
The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Volson has a nasty demeanor and seeks to punish opponents in run support. Having played tackle primarily during his college days, he’ll probably make a living at the NFL level by serving as an interior lineman, but that’s still a Niners need after already grabbing Kellen Diesch earlier in this mock.
Volson might be little more than just a quality backup at the NFL level, but last year’s efforts showed San Francisco has that need, too.