49ers 2023 prospect watch: A D-lineman worth trading up for?
“[Texas DL Keondre] Coburn’s No. 1 selling point as a prospect is his run-stopping ability. He was consistently good at that throughout his college career. Typically a run-stuffing defensive tackle isn’t someone a team would move up for in the draft. However, Coburn last season flashed some ability to rush the passer with 31 pressures and four sacks according to Pro Football Focus.”
49ers 2023 prospect watch: Louisville CB Kei’Trel Clark plays bigger than his size
“He’s a little different than other CBs tied to San Francisco in the pre-draft process. He doesn’t bring a ton of size at 5-10, 181 pounds. However, his playing style would fit well in an aggressive 49ers’ defense. He plays bigger than his frame and he’s regularly disrupting receivers at the catch point.”
“Then the 49ers hired Jim Harbaugh, who rebuilt Smith’s confidence, convinced him to play like a game manager and protect the football, and suddenly Smith became a winning quarterback. Now Kyle Shanahan is attempting to do the same thing with Darnold, and Shanahan just might succeed.”
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“The abundance of picks at the 49ers’ disposal makes them an intriguing candidate to pick up a prospect potentially in the first or second round if they believe they must have, or one that dropped further than expected.”