What ever happened to those former Stanford linemen the 49ers picked in the first round of the past two drafts to fortify their trenches?
at least in the eyes of general manager John Lynch.,Guard Joshua Garnett and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas are still highly regarded
But they’ve been afterthoughts as the 49ers have snowballed to a 1-9 start, a 2016 first-round draft pick who’s spending this season on injured reserve to rehabilitate a knee injury and reshape is body., especially Garnett
Thomas, has been almost just as tough to analyze. That’s mainly because the injury-laden 49ers haven’t been able to use him in their ideal manner: Authentic Mike Gillislee Jerseyas an interior pass-rusher who should overrun guards., as the No. 3 overall pick this year
A knee injury sidelined Thomas the past two games, and his 26 tackles are the team’s 12th-most this season., but he might return Sunday when the 49ers come off their bye to host the Seattle Seahawks. Thomas has two sacks
“I challenge anyone to say he hasn’t played extremely well, in the nickel stuff as an inside rusher.,Authentic Stephen Gostkowski Jersey,” Lynch said Tuesday. “He’s been a very solid player. It will only get better. Part of our vision for where he was going to excel was in the sub package
“We aren’t in a complete process there so we’ve to generate pass rush more, so that has taken away from his ability to line up on a guard and go to work on him. As we add pieces,womens Devin McCourty Jersey, he’ll get only better. I’m really extremely positive on his future for a long, long time for us.”
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“I overthink sometimes,womens Nate Solder Jersey I haven’t really played on the edge much my whole career. So adjusting to that and to moving inside during games.,womens Trey Flowers Jersey,” Thomas told the Sacramento Bee. “Just trying to adjust to this scheme. You know
but I’m working hard to make sure I fix some things and become the best player I can be out there.”womens Mike Gillislee Jersey,“I’m adjusting to it all. It’s taken me longer than I expected
Thomas was taken after the Cleveland Browns took pass rusher Myles Garrett (four sacks in five games after an injury-delayed start) and the Chicago Bears traded up with the 49ers to draft quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (2-4 since becoming their starter). Other rookies off to solid starts: cornerback Marshon Lattimore (Saints), safety Jamal Adams (Jets),,and, running backs Kareem Hunt (Chiefs) and Leonard Fournette (Jaguars),Authentic Shaq Mason Jersey, pass rushers T.J. Watt (Steelers) and Derek Barnett (Eagles).
“I’ve been very, very pleased with Solomon, ‘Hey,”Authentic Nate Solder Jersey, Lynch added. “Some people are saying, the No. 3 pick should be perhaps a little more dynamic.’ But his play has been solid. We knew it would be a process. He’s a young kid and physically will grow in stature.”
that is what the 49ers challenged Garnett to do in this medical-redshirt season. Authentic Chris Hogan Jersey>,He was lining up as their starting left guard a week into training camp before requiring minor surgery.,Speaking of physical growth
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“We took a long-term view with Josh, given the information we had. We said this guy is not just a first-round pick but somebody we watched and feel could be a nice fit with what we do.”,” Lynch said. “It could have been something where we put him on designated to return (from injured reserve). But we said let’s give the guy an opportunity to really get this thing right. We felt it would have been rushing it[url=http://www.patriotscheapstore.com/kyle-van-noy-jersey-cheap']womens Kyle Van Noy Jersey[/url],'
321 pounds) has to change himself to make that fit work.Authentic Devin McCourty Jersey,',But Garnett (6–foot-5
” Lynch said. “We took a real holistic look – I challenged everybody on our medical,“He’s working his tail off. He’s done a great job changing his body composition,strength, to our functional performance, conditioning,Authentic Trey Flowers Jersey,, to our nutrition – and we challenged Josh. ‘We want to do this and here’s why. We also want you to use this as an opportunity to really improve yourself in every aspect.’womens Rex Burkhead Jersey,
and it’s working really well.”,'womens Shaq Mason Jersey, “We’re going to try to use that as a model for anybody in a situation like him
of course,Authentic Kyle Van Noy Jersey>,Those endorsements, were coming from a fellow Stanford man,one who attended last Saturday’s Big Game with his son, Jake, a linebacker being recruited by his dad’s alma mater. But Lynch spoke highly about any player brought up Tuesday in a 40-minute media session. If two linemen can live up to their projections,womens Chris Hogan Jersey, Lynch and the 49ers will have more good things to say in 2018 and beyond.