Round 3, Pick No. 93 Overall: 49ers select RB Tyrion Davis-Price, LSU
Postponing needs elsewhere, one figured John Lynch would address those two other pressing needs mentioned, the offensive line and safety.
Not at No. 93, though.
Instead, the 49ers reinforced their running back room with LSU running back Tyrion Davis-Price with their first of two third-round picks, hoping to capitalize on the 6-foot-1, 232-pound tailback who rushed for 1,003 yards and six touchdowns for the Tigers last year, averaging 4.8 yards per carry in the process.
On one hand, a run-first Niners offense has gone through a lot of injuries at the position, including the presumed starter for 2022, Elijah Mitchell, who missed six games last season. However, including Mitchell, San Francisco’s running back room is already crowded enough with Trey Sermon, Jeff Wilson Jr. and JaMycal Hasty all vying for carries.
It’s possible the 49ers are already giving up on their third-round rusher from a year ago, Sermon. But given some of the other Niners needs, this feels like a slight reach, at least positionally.