OT - SF
Week 7 Outlook
With the No. 9 pick in the NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey.
This is somewhat shocking considering how thin the 49ers are at linebacker, though it's not a bad pick. McGlinchey might be every bit as talented as his teammate Quenton Nelson, and he just happens to play a more important position. He will start at right tackle with Joe Staley being the statue at left tackle. After acquiring Weston Richburg in free agency, the 49ers offensive line is looking to be an above-average unit. This does nothing but help the run-game and Jimmy Garoppolo in fantasy football.
Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey will not participate in the 40-yard dash portion of the NFL Combine.
He apparently suffered a hamstring injury a few weeks back and he's playing it safe here. It's not as an important of an event for offensive lineman as it is for the skill position players, so it's not really considered a big deal. He will take part in all of the other on-field activities, which is the area he'll look to impress. He's currently expected to be a first-round pick, though his performance at the Combine could determine how high he'll go.