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49ers 90-in-90: Offensive tackle Jamar McGloster

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Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is offensive tackle Jamar McGloster.

The San Francisco 49ers offensive line received an upgrade with Mike McGlinchey being drafted in the first round. That gives him and Joe Staley the two tackle spots (well, one would hope). That leaves the guard positions and depth behind Staley and McGlinchey.

Listed as offensive lineman, McGloster played mostly at right tackle during his time a Syracuse. He finished as a fifth-year senior in 2017 and was brought in as an undrafted free agent with the team.

He has a long road ahead of him if he wants to get one of those backup tackle spots.

Basic info

Age: 23
Experience: Rookie season
Height: 6’7
Weight: 303 pounds

Cap Status

Is in the first year of a three-year UDFA deal. His salary for 2018 pays him $480,000.

What to expect in 2018

McGloster seems to have dropped some weight since his draft profile on NFL.com, being listed at 330 and now at 309 on the 49ers site. He may be looking to compete for the vacant guard position which may be a better fit for him at the NFL level. Either way, he has some competition. Garry Gilliam signed a two-year extension this offseason, and is competing with Darrell Williams for the swing tackle role. Erik Magnuson is also in the mix as well. Given his status, McGloster will need to really stand out if he wants to make this roster.

Odds of making the roster

Given all the names mentioned above, it’s an uphill battle for McGloster and this retooled offensive line. Gone are the days when players like Jordan Devey got starting roles and in are competitions and some stout lineman. McGloster is looking for a backup spot with the tackles and the guard competition is far too deep for him to make a crack. He’s a Game 4 starter in the preseason and an eventual practice squad candidate.