The San Francisco 49ers have selected TE Charlie Woerner out of Georgia with the 190th pick in the NFL draft.
Woerner was not rated in either PFF or Sports Info Solution’s rookie handbook. The 6’5, 244-pound tight end’s bottom line in PFF was:
Woerner’s best role in Georgia’s offense came almost as a fullback, but he’s likely too high cut to be effective in that role in the NFL. The positives in Woerner’s game revolve solely around his work as a run blocker. Georgia certainly didn’t seem to believe in him as a receiver, as he saw all of 32 targets over the past two seasons despite being a starter. At only 244 pounds, it’s difficult to see him catching on as only a run blocker, either. That’s not enough heft to really make an impact in such a role.
Woerner’s testing results:
- 40 yard dash: 4.78
- Bench: 21 reps
- Vert: 34.5 in
- Broad: 120.0 in
- 3 cone: 7.18 sec
- 20 yd shuttle: 4.46
It’s evident that Woerner is a replacement for Levine Toilolo, and not the player to replace Ross Dwelley. Woerner caught nine passes in 2019 for 78 yards.
Niners 2020 draft picks:
- Round 1, (pick 14): DT Javon Kinlaw from South Carolina
- Round 1, (pick 25): WR Brandon Aiyuk from Arizona State
- Round 6, (pick 190): TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
- Round 7, (pick 217):