49ers’ Go Offensive In The Fourth-Round, Select Three Skill Players!



The San Francisco 49ers finally selected their first offensive player as they drafted Oklahoma TE Blake Bell in the fourth-round (No.117). A converted tight-end as Bell was first a quarterback, he feels that transition has helped him become a better pass-catcher as he has a strong grasp of reading zone coverages. At 6-6, 252, Bell will likely compete with TE Vance McDonald, TE Derek Carrier, and TE Garrett Celek for the backup position.

With the 49ers on the clock just nine picks later, they selected South Carolina RB Mike Davis in the fourth-round (No. 126). At 5-9. 217, Davis is a stocky hard-nosed between the tackles runner. He is not one to shy away from contact but rather welcomes. In 2014, Davis led the team with 199 carries for 982 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

Six picks later the 49ers again remained on the offensive side of the ball and selected Georgia Tech WR DeAndre Smelter. A big bodied wide-receiver as Smelter is 6-2, 226, his size will instantly provide a much needed red-zone target for QB Colin Kaepernick.

With the 49ers wrapping up the fourth-round with a clean sweep of offensive players, they can now focus on depth as offensive line should be the next priority.

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