49ers’ select Oklahoma FB Trey Millard in seventh round (No. 245)

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The San Francisco 49ers selected Oklahoma FB Trey Millard in the seventh-round (No. 245). One of the top rated fullbacks on my Big Board, Millard provides a nice skill set as a prototypical H-Back. The winner of the Don Key Award winner which is given to seniors who demonstrate excellence in both the classroom and on the field, Millard has the character that GM Trent Baalke covets. 

So why did the 49ers draft a fullback? For one the value was there. Millard can not only play spot duty at the H-Back position but also provide depth on special teams. A team first player with the competitive attitude to match, it’s no wonder Baalke select him, as he’s “wired right.” With the 49ers looking for a viable replacement for FB Anthony Dixon, Millard has the best chance of cracking the 53-man roster of any sixth or seventh-round pick simply due to the opportunity and the versatility he would provide.


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