Smith, Wallace, Morgan & Grant on Day Two
The 49ers have officially closed the book on the 2008 NFL Draft. On day two the 49ers continued to add depth to both sides of the ball.
In the 3rd round the 49ers selected corner Reggie Smith out of Oklahoma. Reggie will compete for a starting spot, most likely against Walt Harris & Shawntae Spencer. There is also talk that Reggie may compete at the safety spot as well.
In the 4th round the 49ers continued to add depth to the offensive line, by selecting center Cody Wallace out of Texas A&M. He’ll immediately compete with Eric Heitmann at the center spot. One good thing about the drafting of Wallace is it will allow Heitmann to play guard again if need be.
In the 6th round the 49ers added wide receiver Josh Morgan out of Virginia Tech. The knock on Morgan is that he drops balls and has some off the field issues. It will be tough for Morgan to make an impact in an already deep veteran WR group. Not to mention having to pick up the Martz system.
In the 7th round the 49ers selected outside linebacker Larry Grant out of the Ohio State. In college Grant had the capabilities to play all linebacker positions and also has the ability to move to the secondary as well.
Overall not a flashy draft, by that I mean big name players, but overall the team added much needed depth in key positions. Now we’ll just have to wait and see how they pan out.
One more thing to note is after this draft it is much more likely that the 49ers sign Takeo Spikes. Spikes is looking to start and the 49ers added noone over the weekend likely to beat out Spikes at the linebacking position.