49ers fortify offense on third day of draft
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After addressing defense during the first two days of the NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers turned to offense Saturday to bolster an attack that finished 20th in the league last season.
The 49ers used six of their seven picks on the draft’s final day on offensive players, including each of their three selections in the fourth round.
With several holes to fill on an offense that lost three key starters during the offseason, the 49ers drafted defensive players with each of their picks in the first three rounds on Thursday and Friday.
That changed Saturday when San Francisco, in a span of 45 minutes, added Oklahoma tight end Blake Bell with the 117th overall pick, South Carolina running back Mike Davis at No. 126 overall and Georgia Tech wide receiver DeAndre Smelter six picks later.
San Francisco completed its 10-player draft class by selecting South Carolina tight end Rory ‘Busta’ Anderson with the third-to-last pick of the draft.