Third Round: Ugo Amadi, DB, Oregon
One area where the 49ers could look to upgrade in free agency is in the defensive backfield, where a big time safety like Earl Thomas could really help them.
Maybe Richard Sherman can help with the recruiting.
That said, this team needs a few pieces and one very valuable piece could come in the form of Oregon’s Ugo Amadi, a versatile playmaker who has been starting games since he was a freshman with the Ducks.
As a junior in 2017, he finished the season with four interceptions and three forced fumbles, proving he has a nose for the football.
Already in 2018, he’s got another three interceptions — two for touchdowns — and looks like a budding star.
Positionally, Amadi can move around the defensive formation but he will be a safety/nickel/dime back who can also play up in the box.
This draft class would give the 49ers the final piece to a potentially dominant defensive line, one of the most versatile big play threats both offensively and on special teams, and a defensive back who can create takeaways.
Combined with whatever they are capable of putting together with their $70-plus million in free agency, this could be a draft that moves the needle for the 49ers.