49ers head coach not Comfortable With Their Offensive Line.

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The 49ers feel confident in their offensive line for 2024.
Contrary to popular belief, the 49ers did not target an offensive tackle or offensive line in general in the NFL draft. The 49ers’ level of comfort at the position heading into 2024 is evident from the draft.

The San Francisco 49ers were projected to select an offensive lineman in the first or second round of most mock drafts.

Many conversations about the 49ers revolved around offensive line as a position of need, particularly at right tackle. On both the first and second days of the NFL draft, the 49ers were given the opportunity to select one, but they never did.
After everything was said and done, the 49ers selected two offensive linemen, but they weren’t offensive tackles per se. They both seem set to be future components to develop and to play at the interior.

This demonstrates the 49ers’ complete lack of care for offensive tackle or offensive line play in general. This is due in part to how the draft went and in part to the 49ers’ comfort level with their offensive line heading into 2024.

John Lynch commented, “We looked at numerous guys throughout the process,” on the decision not to choose an offensive tackle. “I think it’s frequently difficult to find a tackle that you truly adore when you’re drafting 31st. We also enjoy our tackles as they now are. With [OL] Jaylon Moore, a highly gifted player who can fill in as the swing man, we like our depth.

“[OL Jarrett Kingston], who can flex at tackle, was drafted. We’ll keep working to become better versions of ourselves.
and improve the depth of our team. But we’re excited about our O-Line group. I know a lot of people talk about that, but we feel pretty good about our group.”

and improve the depth of our team. But we’re excited about our O-Line group. I know a lot of people talk about that, but we feel pretty good about our group.”
Lynch has now stated as much, and the 49ers’ actions confirmed it. They never thought that the offensive line was absolutely necessary. And free agency demonstrated that. The composition of Lynch and Kyle Shanahan’s offensive line is more than acceptable.

To be fair, they are 100 percent right. The 49ers’ offensive line proved adequate to carry them all the way to the Super Bowl. The 49ers shouldn’t suddenly make major adjustments there just because they didn’t look their best in one game.

and improve the depth of our team. But we’re excited about our O-Line group. I know a lot of people talk about that, but we feel pretty good about our group.”
Jarrett Kingston and Dominick Puni were selected by the 49ers for this reason. They are players for the following season, though they could step in current one as well if necessary. Moreover, Lynch is correct. Getting the gifted offensive tackle is tough when you’re picking at the end of every round.
It’s probably possible to trade up, but a tango requires two players. The 49ers would have required a willing party, and that person most likely never showed up or wasn’t worth the expense to the team. I have no problem with them believing that their offensive line isn’t as bad as everyone else seems to believe it is.

 

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