The San Francisco 49ers are expected to work out UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller sooner rather than later, according to NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline. Miller previously said that he met with the 49ers last month during the NFL Combine.
Miller played left tackle at UCLA, which is a pretty big deal considering he was protecting Josh Rosen’s blind side. Scouting reports suggest Miller might be better suited for the right side, but Pauline said NFL scouts are telling him they think he can stay on the left side at the next level.
The 49ers kick off their offseason workout program a little over one month from now. Joe Staley and Trent Brown are the current left and right tackle, with Garry Gilliam serving in the swing role. Staley turns 34 in August, while Brown is entering the final year of his contract and coming off shoulder surgery. Staley seems locked in for the foreseeable future, but Brown’s future is a lot tougher to sort out. If the 49ers end up spending a moderately high pick on a tackle, it will give us a serious hint as to how they view the future there.