The San Francisco 49ers have officially wrapped up their 2016 draft. The team used its final pick, a seventh rounder, to select Western Kentucky cornerback Prince Charles Iworah. Why not another cornerback, right? He is the third cornerback the team has selected in this draft, following Will Redmond and Rashard Robinson. I sense a pattern developed.
Iworah ran a 4.32 40 at his Pro Day, so straight line speed is certainly there. He stands 5'9, 192 pounds, so he is short but stout, with 25 reps on the bench press. Seventh round picks are generally just guys you are hoping to stash on your practice squad, but maybe he can surprise.
Here is what NFL.com had to say:
Iworah's tape is a little inconsistent at this time and his inability to mirror and match targets with consistency is troubling as a man-cover cornerback. While I see the explosive athleticism, his actual cover skills need enough fine-tuning that he may have to spend a year stashed on a practice squad.
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: Fahn Cooper, OT, Ole Miss
8. Sixth round: Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech
9. Sixth round: Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
10. Sixth round: Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State
11. Seventh: Kansas City Chiefs (2016 draft-day trade) - No. 28 (249)