49ers sign safety J.J. Wilcox
The 49ers added some depth in the secondary.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 49ers are signing former Cowboys and Steelers safety J.J. Wilcox to a one-year deal.
Some evaluators were upset when Evans didn’t run the 40-yard dash at the combine or his pro day. But there is no denying his production in Nick Saban’s NFL-worthy scheme. Game video shows Evans blowing up blockers, and his advanced coverage skills. He even lined up in the slot at times for the Tide.
Offensive line coaches consider Iowa linemen well trained and safer bets to make the transition to the NFL. Daniels is technically sound in his footwork and knows how to use his hands. He’s also one of the best linemen in the draft at redirecting pass-rushers on a counter move.
The Ontario, Canada, native played two seasons at Simon Fraser University before coming to the United States. He flashed potential at the Senior Bowl and has shown the ability to shed blockers on the interior.
He started his college career at tight end, but was moved to the offensive line in 2015. O’Neill also had two rushing touchdowns and will likely be more highly rated by zone-scheme teams.
Corbett was a 48-game starter who spent his college career at tackle, but will likely play guard or center in the NFL. He’s smart and tough. After knee injuries limited his college options, he went from walk-on to never missing a game.
Okoronkwo doesn’t have the frame defensive coordinators like in edge rushers in a 3-4, but his production and effort give him a chance to find a role. He had 29.5 tackles for loss and 17 sacks over the last two seasons combined. He made 26 career starts for the Sooners.
Brown’s on-field performance at the combine was among the worst scouts had ever seen. But Baker Mayfield said Brown didn’t surrender a sack in 2017, and that should be all that matters. Brown is the love-him, hate-him player of this draft.