Re: the Niners having nothing at center, Daniel Kilgore was out most of the year recovering from an injury, but was very good pre-injury in 2014, and his return helped to stabilize the OL in 2015. He's not elite, but he's a solid starter. That said, both OG spots and one T spot are entirely up in the air.
My second Post-Super Bowl edition. Only one trade. I make picks using multiple big boards from different sites, and my own scouting. I try to fill needs as best as possible. This will change after the combine.
Summary: Nick Fairley is a difference-maker on the defensive line. He gets into the backfield and wreaks havoc by either blowing up a running play or harassing the quarterback.
Handing a lot of money to a player in the trenches is always a big risk either in the draft or free agency as the Washington Redskins found out with Albert Haynseworth. This is a critical factor when evaluating Fairley because his work habits are questionable even before his NFL payday. He is also prone to penalties that NFL teams will not tolerate and has the "dirty player" tag.
If Fairley can stay motivated, work on his lower body and play clean, he is going to be a terror. He is best suited as an under tackle in a 4-3, but some teams might look at him as a 3-4 defensive end (five-technique).
Player Comparison: Darnell Dockett. Others have likened Fairley to players like Kevin Williams, Albert Haynesworth, Ndamukong Suh and Warren Sapp. To be different, I am going with Dockett in part because of the "bad boy" image. Coming into the draft, Dockett needed to add muscle mass, which he did, and the same is true for Fairley. Another similarity as prospects is questionable work ethic. In fairness, Dockett was significantly more experienced. If we can get Fairley to be more interesting on Twitter (War Eagle shoutouts do not qualify), this will be an even better comparison.