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Report: 49ers workout offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby

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The 49ers need more depth along the line. Crosby could move inside from tackle.

The San Francisco 49ers are doing fairly extensive work on offensive tackles heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. The latest news has them working out Oregon offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby, according to Matt Barrows. The team has worked out Austin Corbett (Nevada) and Kolton Miller (UCLA), and brought in James Daniels (Iowa) and Brian O’Neill (Pittsburgh) for official visits.

Crosby stands 6’5, 320 pounds. He played tackle in college, giving up zero sacks and eight quarterback hurries total over the past two seasons. Pro Football Focus describes him as a thick, strong tackle, who has a man streak in run blocking. They raise concerns about slow feet and his ability to play in space. They suggest he could be seen as a guard at the next level, as does draft analyst Lance Zierlein. In his scouting report, Zierlein says he could start at right tackle, but would likely need to move inside.

Zierlein suggests him as a day two pick. I’m curious how the 49ers would view him if slow feet is in fact an issue moving to the next level. He’ll want somebody who can move, so it makes sense they’d want to see what he can do in a workout and build off his tape.

The 49ers currently have Laken Tomlinson and Jonathan Cooper penciled in at the guard positions, with Joshua Garnett and Erik Magnuson competing for opportunities. None of the four brings a wow factor at the moment, so more competition will be necessary. Garnett will be intriguing to watch heading into training camp with his slimmed down physique, but the 49ers can’t count on anything at the moment.