Forget quarterback. The 49ers offense goes through the running game. And the 49th found another run back, in the third round of the 2021 project.
With the 88th selection, San Francisco added the state of Ohio, which goes back to Trey Sermon.
The sermon had 870 yards in eight games last season and an average of 7.5 yards per wear. He had 331 yards in a quick game in the Big 10 championship and 193 yards against Clemson in the national semifinals.
Raheem Mostert continues to be the best option, but coach Kyle Shanahan likes to use multiple tails – and he likes to walk with a hot hand. The sermon may have a chance to become that type right away.