San Francisco 49ers

Round 7: 49ers take big -- very big -- o-lineman, Trenton Brown

Trenton Brown (right) had one of the longest reaches of anyone in the draft -- 36 inches
Trenton Brown (right) had one of the longest reaches of anyone in the draft -- 36 inches AP

Trenton Brown

Offensive line, Florida

No. 244.

Size: 6-8, 350 pounds, 36-inch arms, 10 7/8-inch hands

Why he fits: Brown is massive, the tallest and heaviest player at the combine. He also has an abnormally long reach and has been durable over his career at Florida and may have versatility at guard, where he played at Florida, or right tackle. Brown was as heavy as 387 pounds, but with a better diet has lost nearly 40 pounds and wants to get down to 345 pounds.

Why he doesn’t: He played in only six of 11 games last season and, as you would expect, isn’t quick or fast. He ran his 40-yard dash in 5.26 seconds.

Rory “Busta” Anderson

Tight end, South Carolina

No. 254

Size: 6-4 5/8, 244, 32 1/4-inch arms, 8 3/4-inch hands

2014 stats: 22 catches, 260 yards, 1 TD

Why he fits: Anderson is fast and athletic, and the 49ers may be short on tight ends in coming seasons. Vernon Davis is entering the final year of his contract while 2013 second-round pick Vance McDonald has not been productive in two seasons.

Why he doesn’t: Anderson didn’t run the 40-yard dash because of a hamstring strain and he was dealing with a triceps strain at the combine. Durability was an issue at South Carolina. He’s not a great blocker and he scored only one touchdown in the last two seasons. He has small hands for the position. According to draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, Anderson had the only hands that measured under 9 inches.

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