Like last week, I will share with you my thoughts on some players who I think may fit the bill with the 49ers. While Drew went with a few players who are better known, I wanted to go the opposite direction with a few under-the-radar players.
Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
Ta'amu is a beast, measuring in at 337 lbs, and 6'3. While he isn't a sack machine, he is a run stuffer as a nose tackle should be. His stat line from this past weekend included 2 tackles, and a sack.
Ta'amu would make a great addition to the 49ers defensive line. I can only imagine a line that included Ta'amu, Justin Smith and Ray McDonald. As of now I see Ta'amu as a early first round pick. While I want to see Sopoaga work out, this is a nice backup plan in case.
Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
McNutt is a nice sized wide receiver at 6'4 and 215 lbs. He has been a productive receiver with a career best junior season in 2010. During the season he racked up 861 receiving yards and and eight TDs. If the 49ers indeed look to a receiver, McNutt is a nice option for later in the draft.
I see McNutt going in the third round range. He would be a nice addition to a potential core of Braylon Edwards and Michael Crabtree.
Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford
Owusu had a terrific game against Duke this past weekend, finishing with 106 yards receiving and a touchdown. Thus far he has proven to be QB Andrew Luck's favorite wide receiver target. At 6'2 and 200 lbs, I really like Owusu. Although he has some decent size, he strikes me as more of a speedy looking wide receiver.
Owusu is another later round pick, who could see his stock rise with a great season. If he continues on this pace, don't be surprised to hear his name called earlier than expected.
Check back next week for more. And I will be looking at a new contract in the next few days. So stay tuned for that as well.