The San Francisco 49ers quickly got their second pick of the 5th round submitted. After four of the last five picks went defense, the team added another offensive lineman. The 49ers picked Georgia offensive tackle John Theus at No. 145.
The 49ers offensive line was a mess in 2015, so it is no surprise to see the team add more depth. They traded up into the first round to select Stanford guard Joshua Garnett. The addition of an offensive tackle means more competition for Trenton Brown on the right side. Anthony Davis had said he would return, but now seems to be pissed at the franchise, so I think most are operating under the assumption that he will not be back. The 49ers are certainly wise to draft accordingly.
The 49ers are certainly loading up along both sides of the line. They have now spent four of their six draft picks on offensive and defensive linemen. They have six picks remaining.
Here is what Theus' NFL.com profile had to say:
Consistent starting tackle from the SEC who has battled against upper-echelon college talent. While Theus has experience at both tackle spots, he may have issues in the NFL because he lacks the foot quickness of a left tackle and the power of a right tackle. He has the technique and talent to be drafted and fight for a swing tackle spot within his first two seasons, but he must add strength and mass.
1. First round: DeForest Buckner, DT, Oregon
2. First round: Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford
3. Third round: Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
4. Fourth round: Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU
5. Fifth round: Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State
6. Fifth round: John Theus, OT, Georgia
7. Fifth round: Comp pick - No. 37 (174)
8. Sixth round: Denver Broncos (Vernon Davis trade) - No. 32 (207)
9. Sixth round: Comp pick - No. 36 (211)
10. Sixth round: Comp pick - No. 38 (213)
11. Seventh: Kansas City Chiefs (2016 draft-day trade) - No. 28 (249)