COMMENTARY | The San Francisco 49ers have a star in the making in third year offensive lineman Alex Boone. There are a lot of reasons to like the former Ohio State Buckeye, and he figures to be a staple on the team in years to come. It's not by accident that the Niners' line has had a lot of success with him playing a key role. The Niners are built to run the ball, and Boone is a staple on an offensive line that's been the catalyst to success in that critical area.