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49ers’ John Lynch, Chris Foerster on hand to scout Washington Huskies prospects

Marc Adams
Apr 13, 2024 at 6:43 PM


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San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch and Offensive Line coach Chris Foerster were in Seattle on Saturday scouting prospects of the Washington Huskies. While Washington has multiple talented draft prospects, the fact that Foerster was accompanying Lynch is notable considering Washington has two offensive linemen who are getting a lot of attention—Troy Fautanu and Roger Rosengarten.


Fautanu is considered one of the top offensive linemen in the draft, but he isn't likely to be available when the 49ers pick at 31. Would Lynch consider trading up? The 49ers need to address the offensive line, and although a rookie may not be able to come in and grab a starting spot, San Francisco still needs to upgrade its depth. The 49ers must also begin preparing for the eventual retirement of future Hall of Fame tackle, Trent Williams.

Rosengarten is also intriguing to the 49ers because of his experience and background. His high school football coach was Ed McCaffrey, who won three Super Bowls with Mike Shanahan in San Francisco and Denver. So Rosengarten should be well-versed in Kyle Shanahan's zone-based scheme. As a bonus, he is the fastest offensive lineman in this year's draft. He may be an excellent fit for Shanahan's offense.

And if that wasn't enough, former 49ers tackle Joe Staley trains Rosengarten. So there are plenty of connections between Rosengarten and the 49ers. And it sounds as though Lynch and Foerster got a good look at him.


The 2024 NFL draft will be held in Detroit, Michigan on April 25–27. The 49ers have a first-round pick in the draft for the first since 2021 when they drafted QB Trey Lance third overall.



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