49ers picked up big-time slot weapon in 5th round

San Francisco drafted Trent Taylor out of Louisiana Tech in the draft Saturday, bringing a strong slot presence to California.

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49ers picked up big-time slot weapon in 5th round


  • The San Francisco 49ers drafted wide receiver Trent Taylor out of Louisiana Tech with the 177th overall selection in the NFL draft.
  • The 5-foot-8, 181-pounder ranked 16th among wide receivers on PFF’s Big Board.
  • Taylor led the class in both receiving yards (1,734) and receptions (131) from the slot, where he lined up 95 percent of the time in 2016.
  • His 3.27 yards per route run rank 12th in the class.

Trent Taylor

  • Alan Mazz

    The Cowboys built the League’s best offensive line by repeatedly drafting offensive lineman High and the Giants won two Super Bowls by continuously drafting pass rushers, so the obsessive hand-wringing about the Niners drafting three defensive linemen in a row with the first pick is nonsense. It all starts up front and having one Elite unit to rely on is important.

    • Indian-Homie

      You’re not a GM, stop acting like it. All you have is opinions, just like anyone else. End of the day, you’re as clueless as anyone else

      • Ron /ram

        Shut up bitch Punjabi MTF

  • Ron /ram

    Im sorry the niners will be worse this yr as again,NO QB..Why the positive love for this draft & lynch???..These guys have to play & play well…Foster will be a bust!!!…

    • Indian-Homie

      Jesus Christ, with a team that has needs at EVERY position, filling a handful of those needs is an EXCELLENT Draft (thats why they’ve been given an ‘A’ across the board). I hate when people think a QB alone wins and loses, its a team game. I say bolster all positions while finding a QB when the opportunity is there (why rush the process?) Thats why you arnt a GM. The Niners certainly wont be a 2 win team again, thats for sure. The rest is just progress, nothing happens overnight except miracles (Cowboys)

      • Ron /ram

        If you have no QB/Franchise, you’ll never win!!!!