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49ers scout works out Duquesne tackle at center

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The 49ers are looking for offensive line help, and seem to have an FCS product on their radar.

The San Francisco 49ers had scout Tariq Ahmad on hand for the Duquesne Pro Day, and he had his eye on one player in particular. Penn Live reporter Jacob Klinger reported on Wednesday that Ahmad worked out offensive tackle Larson Graham one-on-one for 15 minutes. Graham said he mostly lined up at center during the day’s workout.

At the Pro Day, Graham measured in at 6’4 and a half, weighing 292 pounds. He is not big enough to play tackle in the NFL, and as is usually the case, an undersized lineman is asked to move inside to guard or center if he wants a shot at the next level.

According to Klinger, Ahmad had Graham doing a variety of offensive line drills. He had him “pull and cut to different positions on an imagined offensive line in addition to showing his pass protection steps.”

The 49ers signed Jeremy Zuttah to compete with Daniel Kilgore for the center role, and both can play guard as well. The team will need to add more depth, but someone like Graham is likely more in a developmental role. He was a preseason FCS All-American, and gets love in small school rankings, but he will have some work in front of him at the NFL level.

The 49ers seem to have their primary competitors for starting roles fairly settled for the time being. But as with any roster overhaul, that can change in a hurry as Kyle Shanahan and the coaching staff, and John Lynch and the front office get a better handle on what each of the linemen brings to the table.