5 underrated moves 49ers made during 2023 offseason

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch / Michael Zagaris/GettyImages
3 of 5
Brayden Willis, Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma Sooners tight end Brayden Willis (9) / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3: 49ers draft TE Brayden Willis in Round 7

The 49ers have had a knack for finding hidden gems late in the NFL Draft, and quarterback Brock Purdy is only the most recent example to rise from the ranks of day-three picks into stardom.

Now, this isn't to say former Oklahoma tight end Brayden Willis will have a Purdy-like rise after the Niners used a seventh-round pick on him.

However, there are a lot of things to like about Willis and his potential impact.

Read more: Brayden Willis will be 49ers' unsung hero in 2023

Selected at No. 247 overall, and someone who could have easily been drafted earlier, Willis has a mean blocking prowess and can also line up all over the field in a number of different formations. Almost like an H-back, Willis' versatility could eventually translate into him becoming quite the unique weapon for Kyle Shanahan's offense.

For the cost of a Round 7 pick? Easy. This was a good move that isn't getting talked about enough.