SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The 49ers added depth to their offensive line with the addition of sixth-round pick Ian Silberman.
At 6-5, 306 pounds, Silberman started all 12 regular season games at right tackle last season, playing in 97.8 of his team's total snaps and earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team honors. He was on the offensive line that blocked for the Golden Eagles' rushing attack that ranked 14th in the country, averaging 251.8 yards per game.
Silberman is viewed by some scouts as a potential guard in the NFL, but his background as a tackle could serve him well in a potential reserve role. The 49ers lost left guard Mike Iupati to a five-year, $40 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals in March. Right guard Alex Boone is entering the final year of his contract and has not reported to the team's voluntary workouts.
Silberman also joins internior linemen Marcus Martin, Brandon Thomas, Daniel Kilgore, Erik Pears, Joe Looney and Andrew Tiller currently on the team's 90-man roster. Silberman was not invited to the combine with initial reports indicating he would go undrafted.