49ers held formal interviews at NFL Scouting Combine with O-line agents – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

INDIANAPOLIS — The 49ers spent a significant amount of time at the NFL Scouting Combine with offensive line prospects.

The organization took advantage of a draft class loaded with tackles, and completed several formal interviews with the talented candidates in attendance, as well as a few interior offensive linemen. Here are the offensive linemen who confirmed to meet with the 49ers at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Graham Barton – Duke
Amarius Mims – University of Georgia
Jordan Morgan – University of Arizona
Patrick Paul – University of Houston
Kingsley Swamataya – Brigham Young
JC Latham – Alabama

Trent Williams is under contract through the 2026 NFL season, but general manager John Lynch and his staff have an eye on the future. While the 35-year-old All-Pro has denied any thoughts of retiring after the 2023 season, it is never too early for the club to begin grooming his successor.

John Feliciano, a versatile center and guard, is set to become a free agent. The player has played well enough to take over the starting right guard role in Week 9 of the 2023 season, and Lynch said the club would like to bring the 32-year-old back in 2024.

“Absolutely,” Lynch said while at the Combine. “He played at a really high level for us. We swung at him as a scheme fit because our scheme is a little different – you've got to be able to get out there.”

“It turned out to be a really good scheme. But what we know everywhere is that this guy is the glue guy. This is the guy who puts groups together, brings people together. A tough, flaky lineman.”

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Among the 49ers' remaining offensive linemen, left guard Aaron Banks, who was drafted in the second round (No. 48) of the 2021 NFL Draft will be a free agent in 2025 along with fifth-round pick (No. 153) Colton McKivitz, who has done a solid job. In correct handling.

Jake Brindle's four-year contract keeps him with the club through the 2026 season, thus keeping much of the group together for the near future, but with such a talented group of linemen entering the draft, the 49ers will likely benefit.

Protecting Brock Purdy is a priority for the 49ers, and there are several candidates in this year's draft class who are capable of being contributors for some time to come.

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