Meet the 49ers' final six draft picks
Selected: Round 4, pick 121
Position: Running back
Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 210 pounds
Comment: He’s an explosive runner who had two games last season in which he finished with more than 200 rushing yards. However, he’s never been a prolific pass catcher – important in Kyle Shanahan’s offense – and has commitment concerns after walking away from the game for a month last year.
Selected: Round 5, pick 146
Position: Tight end
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 250 pounds
Comment: He’s considered one of the best blocking tight ends in the draft, something he did often in Iowa’s pro-style offense. Kittle emphasized his versatility, which is what likely drew Kyle Shanahan’s attention. The 49ers coach wants to be able to run and throw equally well out of the same personnel groups.
Selected: Round 5, pick 177
College: Louisiana Tech
Height/Weight: 5-foot-8, 181 pounds
Comment: Taylor is small and isn’t particularly fast. But he got open for 1,803 yards last season, which led the nation. He figures to line up as a slot receiver and will push Jeremy Kerley for playing time and Bruce Ellington for a roster spot. Taylor also returns punts.
Selected: Round 6, pick 198
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 319 pounds
Comment: Jones will be added to the mix at nose tackle where free-agent acquisition Earl Mitchell is the starter and Quinton Dial and Mike Purcell are the backups. He’s a weight-room champ with the Rebels who played against excellent competition in the SEC and who has the perfect physique for the position.
Selected: Round 6, pick 202
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 243 pounds
Comment: He was used as a pass-rush specialist at Utah, which likely will be his role with the 49ers. Their so-called “Leo” spot calls for a relentless, athletic edge rusher. That’s how Taumoepenu describes himself. He had nine sacks for Utah last year, including two at the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium.
Selected: Round 7, pick 229
Height/Weight: 6-foot-0, 200 pounds
Comment: Colbert has played both safety and cornerback over a college career that began at Texas and finished at Miami. Whether he makes the team or not likely depends on his ability as a punt and kick coverage specialist.