49ers select OT Ian Silberman at 191


The 49ers select Boston College offensive tackle Ian Silberman with the 190th pick of the 6th round.

The 49ers finally add a wide receiver to their 2015 draft class, this time by selecting Georgia Tech wide receiver DeAndre Smelter. One thing of note on Smelter he will join Baalke’s All-ACL team. He suffered an ACL tear late in the 2014 season.

School: Boston College Experience: Senior
Height: 6-5 Weight: 294
40 yard dash:
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Plays much stronger than his weight would lead you to believe. Keeps a wide base and stays balanced throughout contact. Well-built and well-proportioned frame. Naturally powerful and has the strength to withstand bull rushers. Played tackle at Boston College. Has flashed power in his hands and doesn’t get caught over-setting in pass protection.
His feet seem to move at half speed. Doesn’t sustain blocks. Has problems changing direction and struggles badly when trying to hit moving targets on the second level. Must do better job of working feet to improve positioning as run blocker. Carries hands too low when setting up in pass pro. Played for run-heavy, play-action based team, so he has limited experience in pass protection. Full-time starter for only one year.
Paul Fanaika
Played right tackle at Boston College, but is better suited to be a guard due to his power and lack of foot quickness. Silberman has some physical limitations, but he has the balance and natural power that should intrigue NFL teams.

Draft Info – [NFL.com]

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